Bob + Maria

Pictures from this shoot can be seen in The Magnolia Journal, Fall 2017:

Goff, Bob. "Time for Gratitude." The Magnolia Journal. Fall 2017: 38-39. Print.

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I get to take pictures of people in love for a living. Bob and Maria make it easy and just love people for a living.

They both wrote pretty spectacular books about what this love looks like in their lives…if you haven’t read them yet, I can’t recommend them highly enough! They truly change the way I think and live everyday.

Love Does by Bob Goff

Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

Without further ado, here are some pictures from our time together.

Maria Goff

A hero is someone you want to be like when you grow up.

And for me, that person is Maria Goff. Oh my WORD. This woman is pure gold. For a bajillion reasons, but one I gravitate towards is how well she loves everyone who enters her home. As an introvert, seeing another introvert welcoming people with such authenticity is mesmerizing. I think it might be impossible to have a conversation with Maria without feeling filled up afterwards. More believed in, more encouraged, more of who you were made to be. Gosh, I want to be like that.

The good news is, you don’t have to take my word for who she is, or her mesmerizing quality of welcoming. You can slip into a conversation with her in her book, Love Lives Here, coming out on March 7! I. CANNOT. WAIT!

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Since this is my first posting in a year, I feel like I owe you a life update.

Really quick (and I do mean really quick…as in my labor was 40 minutes long), I had a baby! Asher Henry (A-Man, The Ash-Man, or Alfredo as Nick so endearingly calls him, thanks to his habit of spitting up) joined our family in October. I feel like we are just rounding the corner from newbornhood into personhood. He smiles! He laughs! He sleeps! It’s all so glorious!

In the mix of having a newborn, why not move to another state, right? We didn’t think that sounded super fun either, until Nick got offered a stellar job out of the blue in San Diego. Then our brains got thinking. What would it be like to raise our sons alongside our family down there, in the sunshine, playing in the ocean as much of the time as possible? We couldn’t really imagine any of those things going wrong, so we (with the help of our incredible parents and sister, who we miss terribly!) packed up our house and hit the road. 

And, as it turns out, it IS fabulous! We live 10 minutes from the beach, play outside everyday, and Nick’s schedule is allowing me to take some pictures again! Hooray! All that to say…stay tuned, because I’m not quite finished with this photography thing quite yet...

For now, I’ll share some pictures I’ve taken over the past several months. I’m having a blast capturing and preserving the everyday adventures in our littles’ lives.