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Why I Love Being an R. Riveter Brand Ambassador


February 14, 2018

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About 6 months ago I was scrolling Facebook and I saw an ad for the new R. Riveter Brand Ambassador program.  I paused in my aimless scrolling and decided to click through to read about it. Half a year later here I am as a full fledged R. Riveter Brand Ambassador and I’ve got to […]



August 31, 2017

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It’s hard to believe, but I have been home from vacation in London, Normandy, and Paris for almost a month! What is not too hard to believe is that it has taken me this long to blog about it 😉 This vacation was a bit of a departure for us because we were not going […]

Travel Tips – must haves from my trip to London, Normandy and Paris


August 10, 2017

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International traveling can be tough. The airports, hours spent on an airplane, navigating a new city where all the street signs are in another language… After each trip I like to do a quick review of what went well and what could be improved.  If you are looking for honeymoon travel tips, these 7 items […]

The importance of being present


September 6, 2016

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{I originally wrote this post some time ago, but it resonated with me this morning so I decided to pull it out and share it now.} I woke up at my usual time and went to the gym, just like I do every Monday morning. I was tired from the weekend – standing all day […]

10 stunning panoramic photos of Glacier National Park


August 30, 2016

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{Great news, you can purchase photo posters or panoramic canvases of any of the images in the post just by clicking on them!} I have been back from our backpacking vacation in Glacier National Park, Montana for four days and I have to admit, my brain is still in Montana! If you have never been […]

{updated} Birthday Silent Auction Sessions are back!


April 28, 2016

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Starting in 2015 I decided to offer special creative portrait sessions for my birthday. The idea behind the sessions was to give both me and my clients a special opportunity to do something fun and out of the ordinary. Last year I offered two dramatic outdoor portraits, a grown-up cake smash, a 4 elements concept […]

The REAL reason that I love extreme sports (It’s not what you think)


April 7, 2016

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I was seventy minutes into a ninety minute hot vinyasa class and all I could think about were my hips. We were in a variation of  Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, or pigeon pose.  The room was just over a hundred degrees, I was dripping with sweat and my entire world had shrunk to a tiny sphere encapsulating me, […]

What Do I Do? {North Carolina Rustic Wedding Photographer}


February 15, 2016

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So, What do I do? Trying to describe what it is that I do as a North Carolina rustic wedding photographer can be hard. The short answer – I take pictures. Congratulations, me and half a hundred other people in a 10 mile radius am I right?   So, what makes me different from all of […]

Duka and suka


July 4, 2015

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   I was in downward dog and sweat was dripping from me like I was a leaky pipe when our yoga instructor, Grace Morales, started talking to us about the concepts of Duka and Suka in yoga.  The instructors like to talk to us during challenging sequences to give us something to think about besides […]


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