27 Lessons that I have Learned in 27 Years

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I have a lot to learn, in life and in business. But as I have lived, and as I have gone through hard times and amazing times I have learned a lot. Some lessons are funny and amusing and some are heartwarming. Some lessons were tough to learn and some shaped me into a better person. These are not always … Read More

Buzzard Rock: Her Hike Collective

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There were fourteen of us on this hike in September, where we hike to Buzzard Rock North Hike! It was a four mile out and back hike, with the option to make it a longer hike and hike all the way through. With our large group and a lot of new women on this hike I choose to stick with … Read More

Boho Wedding at The Tar Roof: Rene and Hunter

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This boho wedding came together and fit Rene’s style perfectly! Her Mom did all of the decorating, the flowers and still managed to look amazing and be present during the entire ceremony and reception! That is talent! Rene got ready at The Tar Roof surrounded by her bridesmaids and her gorgeous boho wedding details. From her stunning wedding dress, to … Read More

Anniversary Portraits for Jayme and Tony: First Landing State Park

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How is it that Jayme and Tony are celebrating their first anniversary as Husband and Wife already? I feel as if it were just yesterday that we came together on the other side of First Landing State park for the most romantic and heartfelt First Look, on their wedding day. Tony held Jayme in his arms then, overcome with emotion, … Read More

The Sundays of Summer

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Summer may be over and Fall is right around the corner, which I am excited about too, but I wanted to share our Sundays of Summer with you and how they came about. As a wedding photographer my weekends are packed full with weddings and portrait sessions. I do weekday portraits as well but the average person works Monday-Friday and … Read More

Commonwealth Brewing Company Engagements: Hanna and Neil

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I met Hanna and Neil at the Commonwealth Brewing Company¬†to start their engagement portraits earlier this week. Hanna and I originally met through the hiking group that I founded, Her Hike Collective, and I was overjoyed when she told me that Neil had proposed to her! We planned for their engagement session when he would be in town over the … Read More