Finding Serenity in Chaos

This personal experience article was co-written with one of my co-workers at the Good Samaritan Society. The story narrates the time after my grandmother had a stroke days before my wedding. It follows my dad’s story of acceptance and reassurance of his faith. I also list six ways on how I achieved peace of mind during that difficult time.

This is a web exclusive published in Guideposts. Click here to view the article.

Grace Wright: Senior 2019

I was asked to take photos of my husband’s cousin on their farm by Brandon, South Dakota. It was my first time taking senior photos, but I think they captured the essences of a young farm girl who loves her home and her dog.

Click the photos below to view a glimpse of Grace’s senior photographs.

Bender Branson Vacation

Every year, my in-laws and I take a week-long, vacation to Branson, Missouri. Not to experience the usual musical productions, but to take in the beautiful autumn foliage and twinkling holiday lights at Silver Dollar City. The weather is divine; the food – mouthwatering doesn’t even begin to describe it (if you ask the locals where to go that is); the atmosphere – magical and memorable.

Click the photos below to view my favorite captured moments from our 2017 trip.


Summer Days…

A collection of various snapshots during the sweltering season that is summer in South Dakota. (I favor the crisp autumn, but summer has its perks.)

Click the photos below to experience the beauty and slow paced days that is summer.

Waco, Texas Trip: Yes, we visited the Silos

In March of 2018, my husband and I drove 13 hours south to Waco, Texas to visit a friend of his, explore an unseen state and, most importantly, visit the infamous Fixer Upper sites, including the Silos! The experience was overwhelming, new and quite hot. (How is it 90 degrees in March?!) Although we determined we would probably melt if we stayed any longer, the experience was well worth it.

Click the images below to view a portion of our Texan vacation.