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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! 


10 Things

Filed in : Personal

I always love reading these kinds of posts from other people, but until now I’ve never written one myself!  Since I’m in the “off” season (like there really is such a thing for any business owner!), I have time for more personal posts.  🙂 So, here you go!  Ten things you may or may not […]


Photo Contest: An Exercise in Finding What Makes Your Heart Happy

Filed in : Personal, Photography

If you follow photographers on social media, you know that the Shoot & Share Photo Contest is happening right now.  I didn’t submit any photos (I really wish that I had, I just could not find the time!), but I got addicted to voting reeeeaaaal quick.   I love how Shoot & Share set up the voting. […]


The Weekender

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Goooooood morning blog readersssssssss.   When I woke up this morning, I had this overwhelming feeling that I need this week to go by really fast.  I have a long to-do list this week, so I just want to plow through it so I can get to another fun weekend.  🙂 This weekend was full […]


A Personal Post

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Until I was in high school, my dad drove a minivan to work every day.  It was this odd shade of blueish green and gray, but we got it for a good price from a friend, so that’s what he drove.  He drove it until the day he pulled into our garage and it simply . . […]


What’s In My Bag

Filed in : Business, Photography

When I was in college, I spent probably half of my downtime reading the blogs of photographers like Justin & Mary, Katelyn James and Jasmine Star.  Seriously — I never missed a post.  I thrived on the knowledge they shared on their blogs, especially their posts about the gear they use and why.  I used these […]



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