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If you're looking for a wedding photographer who values prints over jpegs and moments over poses, you've come to the right place. If you're ECSTATIC to be getting married, you're also in the right place! 


How I Use Essential Oils: From a Beginner & a Skeptic

Filed in : Essential Oils, Non-Toxic Living

I got my YoungLiving Essential Oils premium starter kit (psk, as they say in the “biz”) on March 23rd. That means I’ve been using and studying oils for almost 3 months now. And when I say “studying,” I mean STUDYING. I’m a learner, and to be honest, I was skeptical of essential oils. There’s so […]


Great Marsh Estate Engagement Photos: ME AND ROBERT!!!

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

A few favorites from Robert & I’s engagement session at Great Marsh Estate with Heather Chipps Photography!


Main Street Station Wedding Photos: Mark & Adrienne

Filed in : Weddings

This is my first wedding back at Main Street Station in AGES! And I have been STRUGGLING to blog it because WordPress is NOT cooperating this week, but I am determined to share Mark & Adrienne’s day!! There were some very important family members who weren’t able to make it to their wedding last Saturday, […]


Easy Ways to Reduce Waste

Filed in : Personal

When I declared to my parents last week that reducing waste was “my new thing,” my dad laughed and said, “NEW?!” He had a point. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been bothered by waste. Before I could drive, my dad sighed about hauling my bin of soda cans and plastic bottles to […]


The Weekender

Filed in : OUR WEDDING!, Personal

April (and the last few days of March!) has already been the most joy-filled, fun, emotional blur of a month. The truth is, even though this is supposed to be the happiest time in my life — I’m engaged, we’re planning our wedding, my family is growing, etc. — I was in a valley. Maybe […]



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