Welcome to my little slice of the world wide web. Behind the Camera and Dreaming is an all-encompassing lifestyle blog about family, toddlerhood, pregnancy, photography, recipes, mom and boy's fashion, DIY's, life in the hot and sweaty south and so much more!

I am Stephanie and that handsome fellow is my husband Wesley. We were married barefoot in the sand in November 2008. We started our relationship in Wesley's hometown of Starkville, MS where I attended University, wound up in grad school in Memphis and finally in early 2011 made our way back to Mississippi where we love being near our families and friends.

After a whirlwind of a year we welcomed Jonah in Fall 2011. He is now our big brother and sure keeps us busy! He loves his little brother, Ezra, who we welcomed to our family in Fall 2014. I  love being a family of four (five if you include our roadside rescue, Ari - who spends his days keeping the bad guys away - or so he thinks). I am surrounded by boys and love them to pieces!

Behind the Camera and Dreaming is an outlet for me to be inspired and (hopefully) inspire others. For a very long time I've had a camera in my possession –while in graduate school I decided that I needed a REAL camera to document the things I love (travel, family, holidays, events, and just pretty things) and for graduation my whole family put their money together to buy me my first DSLR. Since then, I've filled my computer files, walls, and Facebook albums with pictures of EVERYTHING. On the blog I’m able to tell the story of the unique and ordinary experiences that are personal to me through my eyes. A few years ago, I took on a 365 project and though I faltered here and there, I have to say looking back at these memories, the little details, the milestones, and the big life changes, I will cherish this year in photos!  

The title of the blog “Behind the Camera and Dreaming” is inspired by a line in Dave Matthew’s “Ants Marching”. Take a listen. And feel free to share what songs, art, books, etc that inspire you.

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