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The Duck Pond

Sometimes it seems like the only time our family can actually get out and enjoy some fresh air is when we have a photo shoot. So basically, when we’re working!We’ve been so bogged down with editing lately that our lives have been much more homebound. Matt and I finally decided it’s time to put a stop to the hustle and spend some quality time together as a family. We noticed a nearby duck pond only a few minutes from our house, so we got dressed and headed out. Karis loved looking at all the little duckies. At first, she was […]

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Authenticity

A couple months after I had started my photography business, I received a disheartening email from another photographer. He told me that he wasn’t personally offended by a post I had shared on social media but that other people could take it offensively. The post he was referring to was one where I used a swear word, specifically shit, in the context. He explained that as a photographer who owns her own business, I need to consider the fact that my swearing on a public platform could offend someone and thereby deter potential clients from me. After reading his email, […]

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Happy New Year!

Although it always saddens me when the holidays are over, I could not be more ready for a new year and a new start. 2015 was a transitional year for me. I transitioned from being a wife to a wife+mom. We moved. We completely revamped my business and made some major changes there as well. We adopted two of our doggies to other family members who were better suited for them, so now we are down to three. Change is always inevitable, however I never expected so much all at once. Even though I feel like I’ve been drowning in […]

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