Athens, I love you

Today we are packing up our house and headed to live 3 hours south, back to our home. We have been living in Athens (technically Monroe) for 2 years and have loved being a part of this eclectic community. The best parts about my experience living in Athens were the concerts Ryan and I were able to see and being a part of the Modern Pinups Dance Company. IMG_8744This group of women is just plain the best. I walked in to the auditions because I saw a Facebook post about them and the dance routine looked like fun. I was invited to be a part of the group and it was honestly the best thing that could have happened to me at that moment in my life. At that point I had just sold my performing arts center and I was a stay at home dog mom with not much to do except think about the hardest decision I had ever had to make and what the heck I was going to do next. For one night a week I went to class and danced my booty off with some of the best girls I had ever met and it was necessary for my life.

I learned so many things as a pinup, starting with the important life lesson to STOP comparing myself to other women. REAL TALK: I REALLY struggle with this.  Being a pinup taught me that we ALL are different and beautiful in our own way. For the first time in my life I actually believed that to be true. I had the opportunity to photograph some of my Modern Pinup gal pals and I loved celebrating THEIR beauty through photographs.

My insanely talented friend Lindsay and I hung out and did some dance photos and headshots for her, it was a blast watching her leap and dance for the camera!

My beautiful friend Brooke got engaged at one of our shows! I was so happy to do engagement pictures for her and spend the evening waltzing around downtown!


The Modern Pinups are what I will miss the most about living in Athens (and Jittery Joes Coffee and Ted’s Most Best Pizza) I love these ladies and will never forget the memories I made with them!


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