the blog


Nov 17

Life Update: 2022 Announcement

It’s life update time! If you came here from Instagram, then you know the news! If not, surprise! Our lives are about to get that much more chaotic, hahaha. Baby Johnson #3 is due to arrive in February 2023. We are all so excited and I don’t even know where to begin as a type. […]


Oct 19

Portland Maine Anniversary Trip

Since having kids, it’s been harder for Matt and I to get away for anniversary trips. We really wanted to do something special for our 10 year anniversary, so with the help of Matt’s parents taking care of the girls, we were able to travel to New England! It was so hard narrowing down exactly […]

Lifestyle, Travel

Nov 9

Off-Season 2021

Karyn Johnson Photography has officially entered the off season! It’s always a bitter-sweet time. I love my job and photographing weddings, but a break is always welcome! The off-season break is extra special these days with two little girls at home. Getting to spend the holidays with them and extended family is for sure one […]


Aug 17

Life Update August 2021

It has been A WHILE, to put it very lightly, since I’ve blogged. Let alone a personal blog! I think my last personal blog was about being pregnant in 2018. Wow! So long ago. For those who don’t know, but I’m 99.9% certain everyone knows, Valerie was born in September 2018 and then Irene joined […]


Sep 10

Journey to Parenthood – Part 3

With less than 2 weeks until our due date, this last post of our journey to parenthood series couldn’t be more fitting. Pregnancy for me has looked a little different than a lot of women. In Part 1, I talked about how motherhood just wasn’t something I wanted for a long, long time. And because […]


Aug 20

August 20, 2008 – That First Day

Her Heart is Glad is my personal blog that stems from my college days. I updated that blog pretty regularly for 4 years and even a little post college and in my early newlywed days. I love putting my fingers to the keys and just typing about personal topics. I’m not able to do that as […]

Lifestyle, Personal

Aug 17

Journey to Parenthood – Part 2

Part 1 of this series of our journey to parenthood was all about my heart and lack of desire for motherhood, but also how that changed after a whole lot of prayer and petition to the Lord. This second part is completely different! As the Lord changed my heart to desire to be a mom […]


Aug 3

Journey to Parenthood – Part 1

It’s been a few months since we made our big life update announcement about Baby Johnson’s arrival. It seems like 2018 has been flying by, but also slowing down as September approaches (and as my belly grows). I mentioned in that previous post that I wanted to blog a little bit about our “journey to […]


May 17


This is the post that has been a long time coming for many of you. Any time I would post about an announcement or change, the first thing I’d be asked about is babies! Hahaha. Well, for all of those people, this post is for you!! Yes, it’s true! We’re expecting a new family member […]


Mar 8

Life Update: The Great Flood of 2018

When I created my new website, I wanted to incorporate more of my life into my blog, which is what Her Heart is Glad and these Life Update posts are for! Usually, they are happy or exciting, but this one isn’t quite so much… though it is at the same time. For those that follow […]


Feb 19

My 28th Birthday

Today I turn 28. !!?!??! Twenty-eight has always seemed so old to me. You are officially closer to 30 than 25 when rounding and you’ve been out of high school for 10 YEARS. Say what?! That blows my mind. I still feel 17 on the inside, and I am always wondering how in the world […]


Feb 16

Behind the Lens: Fading Wedding Memories

With it being the off-season, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my business, weddings, and my own wedding. As a wedding photographer, I get asked lots of questions about the decisions I made for my wedding – what I’d change – what advice I would give to other brides-to-be, and I have […]

Business, Personal, Photography, Wedding