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  • Sat, 03 Jun 2017 13:02:46 +0000

    Home Life

    I’ve been on sabbatical for a year now, only taking a few jobs here and there for existing clients only. It has been peaceful and relaxing. 

    Lately I’ve found my mind wandering to work related subjects. I did two jobs this last month, a wedding and a styled session inspired by the classic film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. I had a blast. I’m still on my game, but I’ll confess to being a little rusty with the post processing, so getting back into that groove has been a huge time suck. 

    My days have mostly been devoted to my family and my garden. My husband has taken to the aerial photography like a duck to water. It has spilled over into collecting drones and other photography equipment. I love it!

    I’ll make a separate post of wedding photos after the bride and groom share with their families. It stormed all day, but we managed to make the best of it. 

    Instead I’ll share some photos from my garden. It is little, but I’m rather proud of it!

    The list of crops:

    Lettuce

    Spinach

    Strawberries 

    Squash

    Gourds

    Tomatoes

    Basil

    Cucumber

    Lavender 

    French Mallows

    Thyme

    Radishes

    Onions

    Beets

    Pumpkin

    Beans

    Peas

    Carrots

    Okra

    Rosemary

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    I’ve also got a blueberry bush and two thornless blackberry bushes. They won’t produce anything for at least a year, maybe two.

    My first spinach crop this morning. No one told me that spiders like to nest under the leaves. GROSS.

    To combat the flooding, we built raised beds and added some rain barrels! It has made a HUGE difference and I haven’t had to use any other water for the garden.

    Lettuce! An heirloom variety I got from a historic French Fort, and your everyday black seeded variety.

    I’ve got three rows of carrots, two different types. I love carrots!

    I reclaimed some old broken fencing for the peas to climb. So far it is working great! Next year I’ll spray paint them a pretty color first.

    Are the going to be beans? I guess I’ll wait and see!

    Green beans. I’m not a fan, but Scott is. The things we do for love!

    Finally starting to see some little roma tomatoes off my three plants!


  • Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:00:18 +0000

    Cake Smash!

    Happy Birthday Mal!

    The studio is in pre-construction chaos anyways, so smashing cake all over the floor is no big deal! Malcolm celebrated his 1st birthday on Sunday, with robots, Hungry Caterpillars, and a homemade cake!

    A few shout-outs:

    The robot stuffed plushie is a Scentsy Buddy. If you don’t know what those are, then you need to check them out. It has a scent pack inside and smells delightful. This particular robot is sporting a Lavender scent pack, in hopes that it would calm the kid down for bedtime. It doesn’t work on him (pretty sure nothing ever will!), but does wonders for knocking mom and dad out! If you are interested, check it out HERE. They have different buddies, very cute and cuddly!

    The adorable shirt/bow tie combo was purchased from THIS adorable Etsy shop! Super affordable and so very cute! I’ll be putting this away to use in the future I’m sure!

    The circle garland is a new studio prop. I made it myself and am working on more color choices for future studio sessions!

    I’d forgotten to order a cake, so this is just one that I put together at the last minute. It turned out cute. The rainbow layers looked good smeared across the floor.

    As a side note, cake smash sessions are soooo much fun! I’ve done them indoors and out and there is always something new and different! I’m always happy to book cake smash sessions either in-studio or on location!

    Now on to the photos!

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  • Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:53:51 +0000

    They’re Super Kids!

    I love the homespun look of DIY props! I built these last year, but this is the first time I’ve used them in the studio and it turned out so cute! I’ve had other clients ask about the “Super City” so I will be working up a mini session plan using these props and a few other things!

    Until I work out the details for that, please enjoy these photos of Belle and Lex from a few weeks ago! Adorable!!

    (I’ll have Mal’s first birthday/cake smash photos ready to blog soon too! I do love a good cake smash!)

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  • Sat, 17 Oct 2015 18:58:15 +0000

    Beautiful day for some beautiful ladies!

    Last weekend I was able to spend some time photographing a family I met years ago, a family that toughed me deeply. Sue is a special woman and I was happy to see her again. Her girls are so adorable and they were so much fun to work with!

    I met Sue years ago when her son, Jalen, wasat Children’s. They didn’t expect him to make it and she had reached out to me. I met her at the hospital and got to photograph Jalen. It was humbling and bittersweet.

    He passed away four years ago and I know that not a day goes by that he isn’t missed and loved by so many. I know that he forever touched my heart.

    Sue started a book drive in Jalen’s name a few years ago. Here is a quote from the site:

    “We started Jalen’s Book Drive as a way to celebrate Jalen, remember him and brighten the holidays for other children with special needs. Two of Jalen’s favorite things were Christmas and Books! We truly believe all children can be read to and should be read to no matter what their ability.”

    It is a fantastic cause and I urge you to donate HERE or HERE.

    I am truly blessed to do what I love and meet amazing people along the way. Keep scrolling for some photos from our session. Sue and her girls are stunning!

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  • Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:24:49 +0000

    Happy Birthday Mr. H!!!

    The best part of my job is watching these tiny babies grow up!

    We celebrated Mr. H turning one this weekend!!! He is so cute! Check out the fun!

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