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Let’s talk ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS!  This is one of my favorite things to chat about at wedding consultations because I genuinely believe in how important they are! In fact, I believe in them SO MUCH that I include a complimentary engagement session in each of my wedding collections as my gift to the couple!   They’re that […]

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It’s FRIDAY (and MARCH, what??) which means it’s time for an FAQ Friday!  I have a lot of clients who have dogs as a part of their family, and I often get asked if dogs can be included in engagement or family sessions. YES!  ABSOLUTELY! I LOVE dogs and I’m always so excited to get […]

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It’s that time again!  As we get into spring portrait season, it’s time to start making decisions on what to wear for your family pictures or engagement session in the SPRINGTIME!  It might feel far away on a rainy day like this, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll need some time to start shopping!  […]

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Next up as part of my location series, where I showcase my very favorite locations for portrait sessions–Rood Bridge Park!!  This park was a favorite of mine when we first moved up here and my son was a baby, because there are large paved paths that go in a big loop, so it was perfect […]

Locations

Around TWO YEARS AGO, I decided to start a new series on the blog about some of my favorite locations and why I love them!  And then…I did ONE post.  One.  About the Jenkins Estate, so at least it was one of my very favorite locations, but still.  The location series faded away.  If you’ve […]

Locations

Winter is a slower time for me–it’s the time shooting slows way down and I have time to plan what kinds of big dreams are going to happen over the next year.  I also have time to focus on my family, and this afternoon I spent some time finishing up our 2016 family album! I […]

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