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    Social Distancing Chronicles week…..uuuuh, how long have we been doing this now? I haven’t picked up my camera for a client since late February, no weddings, no family sessions. There are some aspects of this new normal that I have relished: time for boredom (which breeds creativity) more cooking at home, lots of […]

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I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. -Brene Brown Yesterday started out feeling a little….well….bloopy? Did I just make up a new emotion? I know I can’t be the only parent feeling this way right now. It was […]

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Hi friends. We have all seen the “front porch sessions” or “free content” or “free headshots” making the rounds on social media lately. I personally have been tagged, texted, or sent dozens of sweet messages about people encouraging me to partake in something like this movement. I believe it is all with the best of […]

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Surreal. Thats’ really the only word I can think of that really describes everything that is happening presently in the world right now, am I right? An immensely efficient and mysterious sickness is gripping the globe, and fear and uncertainty are among the myriad of emotions the majority of us are currently experiencing. I wont […]

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To my sweet friends and Clients, We have all stepped into uncharted water the past few weeks, and I want to reach out, especially to those that have booked a wedding or a session with me. During this time, the last thing you needed was a global epidemic. Trust me, I get it, I really […]

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Hi hello my friends and readers. It’s been a little while since I have shown my face around the blog, and I can not believe I haven’t told Y’all about this thing I did before I was a wedding photographer.  I know, I know. It feels likeI have been doing this forever. And while I […]

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Today is an incredibly rare, never before seen blend of a personal post and a work post. Let me explain. We all have that friend: effortlessly cool, style for days. An honest answer for everything, from life’s toughest challenges to the best new spot to grab a bite on a Friday night. The first person […]

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My lovely Friends, I am finally here to talk about my first experience at a photographer at New York Bridal Fashion Week. My little wedding loving heart was given about all it could handle between a three day whirlwind of photographing brand activations, runway shows, wedding Dress presentations, parties, galas, and workshops. It was the […]

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Oh, Chicago. A photographers dream, am I right? This gigantic Midwestern city is mecca for architecture and a fountain for the arts, and it is one of my favorite cities in the country.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen that this week I have been doing my very best getting to know Chicago […]

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