big brother . winchester, va maternity photography

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my little brother is six and half years younger than me. to the day. which is awesome because we both got little “half birthday” presents on the other one’s birthday. on the other hand it’s not so awesome that i missed a lot of his life and growing up. so many times i still see […]

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2012 model call: free lifestyle sessions


don’t consider yourself a model? well good, because i’m not looking for runway models…. i’m looking for families or couples who want to join me on mini adventures. mini adventures where you play and i document the fun. why? well this year i’m taking on a challenge for myself in order to refine my style and stretch […]

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wall gallery insipration

wall gallery

i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again….don’t let your precious photos get trapped on your computer. make sure you’re printing and displaying them so you and your family can enjoy them everyday. easier said than done, right? i’m right there with you. i want to print those photos and have them cover the […]

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waiting . project 52.2

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this week my hubby traveled to las vegas. he promised to be on the first flight home if our little girl decided to make an early appearance. now that he’s back she can come any day now. i’d welcome it gladly. the chances are pretty slim, and i really shouldn’t get my hopes up, but […]

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fall 2011 mini sessions: saint paul

this year’s mini sessions are coming in october! these sessions are great for family portraits, maternity photos, or to document a child’s milestone and are just in time for the holidays.  a mini session is a quick 30 minute session for up to five people that takes place at an outdoor location in saint paul. if you’d like […]

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sweet treats & pink baby shower


Keidra’s little baby girl will be here in June. To celebrate we put together a pink dessert baby shower for her. It was the first time I was part of planning a shower for someone  - SO fun! Liz and Leah made the most fabulous desserts that we washed down with milk (strawberry, chocolate and white). Jenna […]

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Gray Family Photo Wall


Remember a months weeks ago when it first felt like spring was sure to arrive any minute? Well during that time I was energized and starting planning a refresh of our living room. The main focus of that refresh was the art on our walls. When Nick and I were first married, we decided to […]

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The importance of NOW


This week at  my full time job I’m teaching one of my favorite class lessons.  I have my students tell me about a current problem they are having.  I then ask them to come up with three possible solutions to solve that problem.  THEN I tell them they have ten minutes to leave the classroom and […]

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Colby Family {Bloomington Family Portraits}


My first family of five (technically five and a half!) – the Colby Family. What a beautiful family they are! Jennifer and I actually lived on the same floor in college for a little while. Thanks to the world of Facebook we were reunited for this fun session.  The Colby kids are three and under […]

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Fall Mini Sessions: Bloomington Photography

**This post will remain at the top until all spots are filled. Scroll down to read the latest post. ** Because my schedule is quickly filling for the fall, I decided to add a mini session date: Saturday, October 16th from 12-4pm. (Rain date will be Sunday October 17th) All sessions are 30 minutes and […]

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