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You have a big butt and legs

I have been doing some boudoir shoots for clients, and thought I should be the model for one so that I know what it’s like for my people. I wanted to be able to help them feel confident and happy. My first thought was to figure out a diet or amp up a work-out plan, and lose a little weight. However, after some thought … Read More You have a big butt and legs

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impulsive-artist to my planning-pilot

“You are the impulsive-artisit to my planning-pilot.” Those are the words my boyfriend said as we paddled into the sunrise, after waking at 5am, packing up camp, loading our canoe and launching into the waves. Living on the island, making a tent our home and letting the sun be our clock left me feeling inspired and alive. We finished our sunrise paddle that morning, … Read More impulsive-artist to my planning-pilot

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Zelie is ONE

I first met this beautiful little family last year durning my mini shoots, and since them I’ve gotten to see them through my lens a few times. So of course, When Melissa talked to me about doing Zelie’s “one year” shoot, I was pumped. I don’t know who I should brag about first…. How adorable their daughter is, how Melissa is total #momgoals or … Read More Zelie is ONE

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WildFlowers

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”  I think there are a hundred things children can teach us, and Malenah confirmed all of that. Last week I cleaned my lenses, checked that my batteries were fully charged and packed up my car. I met Ashley and her little lady on the side of a road somewhere, and we headed for the wild … Read More WildFlowers

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Piper Marie

Ya’ll should play this song, cuz it’s beautiful. Moving on now 🙂 I don’t know anything in life that makes me feel so alive as photography. It’s not about the camera or the lens. I am not a technology person, at all, just ask Michael. *insert face-palm here* I am a sensitive person, and even more importantly, a people person. Pho·tog·ra·phy: The art of … Read More Piper Marie

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Creative vs perfect

It seems my photography goes through phases… I feel comfortable and content, and then something in me begins to change. I begin feeling like I’m missing something. I get restless, and I start to ask myself questions. I do shoot after shoot, and though I still love it, the outcome leaves me wondering what I missed. I love it, but I don’t enjoy doing … Read More Creative vs perfect

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Oh Baby

I always used to be afraid of newborn shoots… Actually, I was basically just afraid of newborns in general. Maybe it was because during a rough chapter in my own life I had a miscarriage, and a newborn simply felt so fragile to me. Maybe it was just that a newborn was so vulnerable and so… New? Either way, I was always good with … Read More Oh Baby

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Jen and Perry

Welcome to my first, of quite a few, Mother’s Day Mini Shoot post! I first met Jen during a mini shoot with her little family last Christmas, and I’m grateful that due to living in a small town we have been able to bump into each other here and there. When her husband contacted me about booking a Mother’s Day Mini for her as … Read More Jen and Perry

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What should I wear?

  What would be the most common question I get before a shoot? The most common question I ask myself every morning? What the heck should I wear? (Now just picture me changing ten times, clothing everywhere, my boyfriend laughing/shaking his head and finally putting on the first pair of blue jeans and Tshirt I tried on…#nailedit) We’ve all been there. I can’t dig … Read More What should I wear?

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Vintage Coffee Bar

I’m sitting in my living room, and reflecting back on another wonderful adventure with my Love. I find myself homesick for our car, and eager to save for another road trip. For now, I sit in our living room, sipping my coffee and looking back at the highlights. Michael and I began our relationship with the the mutual goal of mindfulness; living in the … Read More Vintage Coffee Bar

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Hello Saturday

“To create we must lose our fear of being wrong.” We put this pressure on ourselves to look like our favourite IG page, or we try to memorize the Pinterest board before a shoot. We take ourselves out of our work, and we put our camera and social media in our place. We stop creating. We start reproducing. We become a copy, and the … Read More Hello Saturday

Kayleigh Bates

Like the sound of music in the wind. The feeling of a surprise hug by the one you love. The lingering smell of sweet roses. All of these things describe the elegance of Kayleigh. Doing her senior shoot was everything you could imagine. It involved two frozen girls running like crazy people after the sun, a bundled up Mama driving around with a warm … Read More Kayleigh Bates