photo by the talented Shannon Smith

Simply put, I LOVE photography.  I love how with just one simple image, a piece of life can be captured and freeze framed to tell a story, bring back memories, and evoke emotions that you can just dwell in. But even more so, I thrive on bringing people joy. Watching the faces, smiles, and laughs of those admiring their photos is what really inspires me.

For Christmas 2011, my husband (with the help of the incredibly talented James Friedman) designed, started, and gifted this blog to me (he even wrapped up a rhyming letter written on the insides of an Anthropologie box). He is amazing. This blog is my journey in the photography realm with dabbles of life lessons, love, and perhaps, some healthy recipes here and there (if you know me, you know my abundant enthusiasm for food).

If you knew me, you would also know this:

1. I am a follower of Jesus Christ who I know loves me and gives me purpose. I have seen God work in my life and in the lives of those around me in ways I never thought possible. Without him, I would not be married to my husband, Tom, nor would I know complete joy, complete acceptance, or complete love. I believe God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine when we put our faith in Him.

2. Tom (Tom Nixon, D.C.!) and I will be opening our own Chiropractic Health¬†Center in Winston Salem, NC at the end of this year! We’re super excited to not only be in a new city and in a new place where God has called us, but also to be able to go to work every day together with this sole purpose: to love and help people.

3. We feel incredibly blessed to have amazing friends who are family and an amazing family who are also our friends. Tom and I don’t know what we would do without them and are so grateful for the love, support and guidance they have poured into our lives.

So that’s me. I’d love to meet you and capture beautiful moments in your life. Have a joyful day!

Marissa Nixon