. . . home is where your heart is . . . - Arizona Wedding Photographer | Patchwork Photography

. . . home is where your heart is . . .


I am sitting in the Louisville airport awaiting our flight to head home.


Seems so strange to think that our “home” is now in Arizona.


We spent the weekend, here in Kentucky, photographing the wedding of an amazing couple.  I met Tracy last July in Montana when we did their engagement session.  TJ and Tracy wanted to take their engagement pictures doing something they both loved doing – fly fishing.  I was so happy that they found me.  It was an amazing weekend.  All weekend long, though, I was answering the question, “where are you from?”  All weekend I responded, “We’re from Montana.”  I just couldn’t bring myself to say that our home was now in Arizona.

It just seems strange.


We have built our home in Montana.

Our friends are in Montana.

The road that our kids learned to ride their bikes on is in Montana.

Our swing built for two is in Montana.

The coffee shop that makes the best coffee . . . and cookies . . . and lemonade . . . and . . . well, it’s in Montana, too.

It feels like we are starting all over again.


Everyone keeps telling us – this is going to be a great adventure!

And I believe them.

There is some part of me, though, that keeps waiting for the adventure to be over . . . I just want to be home.

Change is exciting, yes.  It is also oh-so-scary, though, too.


As I sit here in this humid Kentucky airport . . . longing to be “home,” I am reminded of my amazing friend Emily.

I am reminded that she, too, has just started a new adventure.  She and Doug were married 6 weeks ago, and she has already honeymooned, packed her things, and moved into her new home . . . with her new husband . . . and I am so excited for her!

Today, I am sharing just some of the amazing images from their wedding with you, because they are helping to remind me of where “home” really is.

My home is with my husband and children.

My home is where they are.

My home is found in my friendships.

My home is my connection with my parents – with my grandparents, siblings, cousins . . .

Trying really hard not to sound like a Hallmark card, I do believe that home is indeed where my heart is.

As I look over these pictures of Doug and Emily and their perfect wedding day, I can see the excitement in their eyes.  The excitement of starting an adventure – the adventure of creating a home with one another.


Thank you Emily for your dear friendship.  Thank you for your excitement for life. Thank you, truly, for letting me be a part of something so wonderful between you and Doug – the beginning of this grand adventure of making a home together.

Congratulations, Doug and Emily!!!!