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When my younger sister told me she was expecting her first little one (the first baby girl of this generation in my family, no less) I was so excited! I had secretly been hoping she would ask me for a session, so you can imagine my glee when she reached out to me for a […]

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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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Family photography is something I don’t talk about a lot here, but it is actually one of my favorite ways to spend time with my clients. I have known this incredibly kind woman since high school and have been privileged to take photos of her family over the past few years. I’m posting these photos […]

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It was a chilly November day when I headed out to photograph this little family. The mother, Sara, and I have known each other since high school and we have been friends on social media ever since, so I was thrilled when she reached out to me for a family photography session with her husband […]

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Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Yes, those are my babies and their daddio. He asked for some updated photos, and I was thrilled to oblige. We had a lovely afternoon, throwing leaves, wrestling, and climbing trees (and I had my camera along to document the whole thing). Y’all, I am grateful for […]

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When Allison contacted me saying she wanted s bright, colorful urban background for her sons first birthday portraits, I know just the spot in Nulu we had to visit. The area has been up-and-coming for shops, eateries and even hotels in recent years, and street art by talented locals soon followed. We chose this spot […]

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