Jan 26, 2016
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I’ve been struggling to come up with words for this post. And I really mean that. It has been a work in progress for the past three weeks. Every time I sit down to work on it I get a little breathless and full of all sorts of emotion. I’ve been trying to boil down those feelings, to condense them into some sort of intelligible sentences, but I just keep coming up short. Being a wedding photographer is kind of like quilt making, I’d imagine. Each wedding, each photo, is like one square of fabric that on its own is uniquely beautiful, but stitched together with hundreds of others, the photos build one breathtaking quilt that so powerfully displays life and love and the amazing reality of some of the best things about being human that it hits you so squarely in the face that you’re left without words. That has been my experience the past couple of weeks as I’ve sifted through thousands of photos. 2015 was one of the hardest years for me. Trying to pave my path as a new momma, who many times felt like she had two left feet, while still trying desperately to hold on to my passion for photography was more challenging than I ever could have imagined. There were days when I just wasn’t sure I was cut out to be both. And so, for the past three weeks I’ve been thankful. I’m thankful for perseverance and endurance. I’m thankful for grandmas and grandpas and last-minute babysitters. I’m thankful for a husband who lugs gear, who shuffles schedules, who keeps me sane, and who wears a bow-tie because I think it’s cute. I’m thankful for light and life and love.  I’m thankful for our clients who invite us into their lives, who share their happy days with us, who let us photograph their unscripted moments, who let us live life beside them. It’s a gift—a gift I don’t always see in the moment, but a gift that speaks volumes to my heart when I stop and look. Thank you.

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Dec 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas, friends.  Sending love and warm wishes your way.  XO

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May 08, 2015
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Two of the cutest Boston Terriers.  The coolest, most-laid-back couple.  An intimate Friday night affair without a lot of fuss.  In our opinion, Gen and Joe’s wedding was just about perfect!

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Mar 27, 2015
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I know, I know. . . we’re all ready for winter to be over!  It’s just that the surprise snow we had on Monday reminded me of this snowy engagement session Andy and I shot back in 2013 (time really flies!), and I thought while winter is still clinging on I should get on the ball and share it!  So let’s consider this our goodbye wave to winter!

Feb 23, 2015
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Spontaneity ebbs and flows in my veins. It usually flows more often than it ebbs, and every once in a while it flows so strongly that it can carry Andy, the very logical, methodical, home-loving counterpart of this duo, right along with it. And so it happened last year. In the cold of winter I said, ‘Let’s go to California,’ and just two short months and one giant discovery later we were there. We drove Highway 1 all the way up from Big Sur to the Redwoods in Eureka. It was a dizzying, terrifying, majestically beautiful drive—one I’ll never forget. We saw unending ocean vistas and rocky coastal cliffs. We hiked 8 miles for the best ocean view. We realized sea lions are the coastal California equivalent of deer in Ohio. We went glamping and whale watched from our tent’s porch. We set our sights on trees tall enough to challenge man-made skyscrapers. It was all so spectacularly beautiful! I’m dreaming of those warm, salty ocean breezes right now. . .

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