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Well, since we’re officially into summer now here in the Willamette Valley (even though today’s cloudy weather might have you thinking differently), it’s time to check spring OFF the list!  I love to recap each season here–what happened professionally and personally for me the last few months, AND go over my goals for the coming […]

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It’s WEDNESDAY! It’s been a few weeks since the last Wanderlust Wednesday while weddings took the lead over here.  I thought since the weather is getting warmer more often, it was a good time to pop in and remind you of a great family friendly hike here in Newberg!  It’s a shorter one, but I […]

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If you’ve been around this blog for any bit of time, you know my love of Champoeg State Park runs deep!  Do you ever have those places that just feel like home?  Places where you feel totally at peace and where it feels like you’re supposed to be there?  Champoeg is one of those places […]

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There’s something I love just as much as connecting with wedding and family photography clients. Something big. It’s bringing together PHOTOGRAPHERS!  There’s something so rewarding about creating a space for people in this industry to meet in person, to chat, commiserate, swap tips and make coffee dates.  I really believe that with social media being […]

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It’s Wednesday AND spring break, which means it is prime time for ADVENTURE!  Hopefully you are already mid-adventure, but if you’re hanging around the house, get out and go enjoy a trail!  This week I’m sharing Magness Tree Farm, just outside of Sherwood.  I love this trail because it’s easy to get to from Portland […]

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Ohhh, friends, I am so SO excited to share this post today recapping the Dream Bigger Creative Mastermind Retreat.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know all about this creative mastermind retreat for Oregon wedding photographers that I hosted in Lincoln City a few weeks back!  This was a seriously needed soul-searching […]

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Taking a little break from the hiking trails I love to feature in Wanderlust Wednesdays to remind you: NOW is the time to plan a trip to see the cherry blossoms!  As of last weekend, the trees weren’t quite in bloom, but that just means it’s the perfect time to do your research and get […]

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This last weekend at the beach for the retreat was a DREAM, but it’s so good to be home!  I love the beach, but tucked into the Yamhill Valley wine country is where I really feel at home in the landscape.  Let’s celebrate this magical little corner of the universe we get to live in […]

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Happy Wanderlust Wednesday, friends!  I’m recapping a short little family friendly hike just outside of McMinnville today–Erratic Rock!  I was inspired to chat about this one today because the last time I hiked it was on a clear, cold winter day last year similar to some of the ones we’ve had lately!  I definitely recommend […]

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Happy MARCH!  I love this time of year because we’re over the hump for winter and it is so SO close to spring!  Those days that are a little warmer and I can see some blue sky give me hope that summer is almost here!  I haven’t done a recap post since JULY so I […]

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