Hi! I’m Mary Beth. My parents were wannabe southerners who lived in Jersey, so they gave me a double name. I spent my childhood years in Delaware, the beaches and cornfields becoming my backyard. I met my husband after our move to the Carolinas. 2 weeks into dating, I knew I wanted to marry him. We did just that and quickly began our family of little schooners…as we’ve dubbed them.
I am 25 years old to date. I like rainy days. Starbucks coffee. Vegetarian food. Abstract art. Foreign countries. Family time. Sunday worship services. The ocean. And all things stripy and nautical.
On a normal afternoon, you would find me in my moccasins, skinny jeans and a comfortable tee, camera in hand. I like looking for beauty in hidden places, celebrating the everyday, and watching for moments that perhaps the rest of the world misses. Minimalism and simplicity is my quest.
This blog began shortly after I had 3 kids in 3 years, lost a baby, flipped a house, followed my husband to the midwest, and began exploring photography with my first DSLR. In the midst of changing diapers, I craved a space to spill the creativity all bottled up inside of me. And so Annapolis & Company was born. A & C has since become a licensed photography/marketing business and my creativity tank couldn’t be fuller. I am, as they say, living my dreams. Balancing my family and my work…and following Jesus as I go. I’ve made mistakes along the way. Learned some hard lessons. Discovered my creative passions. Met a lot of incredible people. And felt the hand of God throughout it all.
This blog is our recorded story.
It’s an artsy story, because we’re creative people. It’s a messy one, because we’re sinners in need of a Savior. And it’s a full one, because we’re dreamers with a lot of dreams. But it’s our story.
Penned by God, lived by us.
I hope you’ll come along for the ride….