Every Picture Tells A Story

While every picture tells a story and each one is worth a thousand words, I believe photographs tell stories more directly and with more impact and emotion.

The photographs I select to share are the most closely related to the experiences and emotions I have at the time when telling my story.

I have lived through much and found happiness in the simple things in life. This journey hasn’t always been easy or everything I wanted it to be but it has been everything I needed. And because of that I have learned so much about myself and who I am. My experiences have shaped my life in many ways and allowed me to grow in many ways I never thought possible.

I have found peace of mind in being my own person and discovered magic in the world all around me. I have a wonderful family for who I am so grateful and cherish every moment we have together. I have met people on this journey who are kindred spirits and people who are just not meant for my story. And I have learned that sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be.

This is my story… @justsimplyangie

I believe you will make your own connection to the images and while reading any accompanying thoughts, ideas or descriptions with the photographs I share to my Instagram page. I know that when I choose and publish a photograph that image has meaning for me and is just as important as what I have or have not written.

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2018 A Year of New Horizons

It’s been a minute and here we are into 2019! A review of 2018 brings to mind, new experiences, lessons learned and promises made; a year jam-packed with new adventures and aspiring dreams. It was also a year of personal growth—finding and sharing happiness and realizing that the act of sharing happiness is part of happiness itself.

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope

Through love and happiness…

With a lot of self-reflection and alone time behind me, I realized that the real moments of happiness aren’t about the things we do, the places we go, the sights we see or even the wildlife we encounter, they’re the happiest of times because we do them together. And most often behind the scenes of the photos I take there are loved ones sharing the experience with me.

Thank you, my very special people, for sharing this wonderful life and the amazing adventures.

2018 Best Nine on Instagram

Thank you, my sublime friends, for following along on Instagram @justsimplyangie and for all of your support, engagement and encouragement in 2018!

Cheers! Wishing you much happiness, new experiences, and amazing adventures in 2019! Live life well.

xo Angie

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2017 A Year of Transition

2017 has been a year of transition. It has been a difficult year in many ways and through it all my wonderful children, dear family and friends have been a great support, loving me through some of the more difficult times. A lot of the ups and downs of the year are reflected in the photos I’ve taken in 2017. This creative outlet and a community of liked-minded photographers has keep my spirits up and encouraged me to continue pushing forward. Still, I admit in the face of adversity I lost myself a bit in 2017 but I will be working to change that in 2018.

The morning sun rose calm, majestic, embracing clouds with the dawn. The skyscape blushing brilliant gold. Surreal it was, and my heart pounded with me as I moved slow—languid through the thick muted paleness of half-light embracing the solitary glory of the gray.

2017 best nine on Instagram justsimplyangie…No surprise, those adorable pine marten, deer and great gray owl are top picks! Thank you for your support!

Cheers my friends! Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the Best in 2018! xo Angie





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Here’s to 2016! It was an inspiring year

In 2016, we took a few road trips, ventured to new destinations, checked a few things off the bucket list and learned extraordinary things about life in our own backyard, life is about the journey, not the destination. It’s about igniting our passions, following our dreams and discovering the amazing world we live in. We hope your year was filled with joy, adventure, health and love, here’s to 2017—it’s going to be a spectacular journey.

@justsimplyangie – 2016 Best Nine Collage


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365 Project Moments

The 365 project was no small undertaking—a few of those moments.

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