Archive for July, 2016

I’ve know Hope for years. We went to school off and on together and she has been a reoccurring presence in my life even after high school ended! I am so happy to see Hope in a completely new way- as a mom! The love that she has for her beautiful daughter, Amory, is magnificent! 

Amory is seriously the most gorgeous, well-behaved baby I’ve ever encountered! Seriously! In 102 degree heat, she sat quietly and smiled through-out her session which included a woodsy location, three outfits, and cake smash! Best. Baby. Ever.

Take a gander at all of the wonderfulness here: 

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For the actual cake smash, Amory was so funny! Ever the neat and polite child, she refused to make a mess. We kept giving her tastes of the cake and trying to put her fingers on it, but she would follow this by wiping off her hands. Seriously Hope – you have been blessed with the cutest child!

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Hope- thank you for including me in the milestone in Amory’s life! I wish you both the best in the coming years! 

When I started designing this series, one of the FIRST people that I thought of is now being featured in this blog. This is my friend Emily. We first met when we were both thrown into teaching a second grade class in the middle of the year. I quickly learned that Emily and I had a TON in common – basically, she’s me but younger and a lot more social. 

I value our friendship for a ton of reasons. For one, we can simultaneously fire each other up and calm each other down – both of which are often needed. We have vent sessions that are always productive and help each other stay positive- even in the craziest of situations. Plus – since we basically share a brain – we are always able to help each other figure out situations whether they are good, bad, exciting, or devastating. We are also A+ over-thinkers and over-planners. Need proof? Emily made this for me to prepare for her shoot:

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For Emily’s session, I wanted to incorporate a few different elements. We knew we HAD to include her work (teaching) as well as her biggest passion (being a dog mom). As a teacher, Emily carries a huge workload, even during her summers “off.” She spends her days in her classroom painting, organizing, and planning for next year. As a dog mom to Oliver (Ollie for short), her day to day life is always interesting. I think that we included all of this in her session in a really fun way! For her vintage shoot, I knew that we HAD to do a vintage swim set. Emily has a pool and is up for any challenge thrown her way – how much more perfect could it get?! 

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Emily – thanks for being such a great sport and allowing me to invade your space for a day. 😉 

More of this series is still to come, so come back soon! 

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, but as most of you know, I was busy settling into a newlywed euphoria. Since I’ve last written, I’ve gotten married, had a killer party to celebrate, and jetted off to Ireland with my hubby. 

Ben and I are so thankful for everyone’s love and support through-out this entire adventure. We truly had the time of our lives these last few weeks and so much of that is owed to our family members and friends. To catch you all up a bit, here are a few cell phone pictures from what we’ve been up to:

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Still to come: I’m planning on making a HUGE wedding post once we have our professional pictures. I want to let you all in on our ideas/ all of the small details that we put into our wedding that may inspire or help you. As well, I want to offer some photographer-to-client advice that I now feel more equipped to give since I have officially been in the “bride” position. 

Plus, the next chapter of The Strong Women Series (<—- Yes, I didn’t forget about my latest project.)

Stay tuned!