Hello, I'm Becky. Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Facts

  • I feel a deep calling in my soul to create. I especially love photographing my family, and making amateur home movies.

  • I’m regularly escaping to new places and seem to have a never-ending travel bucket list. I use the hashtag #thisisHOWEitravel to document my adventures.

  • When I’m not creating or vacationing, I’m pursuing a career as a licensed Civil Engineer (bet you didn’t see that one coming).

  • I live in a cozy condo in Chicago with my husband, Shay, and our adopted hound dog, Gatsby (who has a beautiful singing voice BTW).

  • I tend to have mixed feelings about Chicago (mostly due to the weather), but deep down I’m in love with my Lakeview neighborhood, West Loop church, and the community God has placed around me.

  • I identify as an Enneagram 7w8. I’m constantly learning about myself and growing into more of who I was created to be… which I enjoy sharing about on this blog!

My Story

This little website of mine has been around since 2011, and it has developed and grown with me throughout the years. My blog has always been a place for me to document my life by telling stories and sharing my discoveries.

In 2014 I bought myself a camera and enrolled in photography classes at a local art center in an effort to take better vacation pictures. I realized very quickly that my blog and my photography are meant to go hand-in-hand. This led me to start my own photography business in 2016.

At the end of 2017 I read the book “Called to Create”, and it helped me put into words exactly why I do what I do. I believe this blog, my photography, and my amateur videography are ways for me to reveal God’s character, and love and serve others.

At the end of 2018 I realized that while I feel called to create, I no longer feel called to pursue photography as a “side hustle”. I actually strongly dislike the word “hustle”, and learned that I need more rest in my life (which happens to be my 2019 word for the year).

At the root of all this, I love documenting life through photography and then blogging about it. Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's messy. So whether you've been a reader since the beginning or just landed here by chance, welcome! Thanks for following along!

If you’re still reading at this point (and you’re not my mom) then I think we should connect! You know so much about me, now let's talk about you.