Justyne + Charlie. New House!!

Can we talk for a second about homes? Not houses, homes.

I’m constantly tinkering around our house, moving plants from one light source to another, adding a new garage sale trinket to a shelf, and leveling the picture frames that settle with the house. I love creating a space that both captures who we are and inspires us to do and be more. Maybe it’s really cheesy, but I really believe in energy and creating spaces for foster positive energy.

When Justyne contacted me about a shoot to celebrate the purchase of their first home, I was expecting to show up to a somewhat empty house and fill all the empty space in my images with cozy cuddles. But as I walked through the front door, I felt like I was walking into a home with years of memories, years of making coffee together, and years of house projects. The feeling was so warm and inviting.

And that’s the point. It has nothing to do with where you live, if your carpet has recently been cleaned, or if you’re missing a few knobs on your kitchen cabinets. It has everything to do with the connection you share with the people in your house that makes it feel like a home. It’s that connection that creates the positive energy, and it’s undeniable. Thank you, Justyne and Charlie, for opening your home to me – it was a lovely space to spend a morning.