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Just about everyone has been spending the last few weeks reflecting on the last decade of their life as 2019 came to a close and we entered into 2020, and I am absolutely no different. And the beautiful part of entering into a new decade, is that this one is free to continue to be […]

Personal, Working with Caitlin

January 9, 2020

2019: What a beginning

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“I hope you know how much you are loved” was the opening line of the thank you card Jennifer wrote me after their session. Norm had told Jennifer this when they were leaving their anniversary session with me at the Desert Botanical Gardens. It is one of the most special thank you’s I’ve ever received, […]

Anniversary Sessions, Personal, Portraits, Working with Caitlin

June 24, 2019

Norm + Jennifer – a Desert Botanical Gardens Anniversary

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As a photographer + stay at home Momma of 4, I often get asked – how do you manage to do it all?  And while I am nowhere near perfect, I thought I’d share how we’ve managed to make this work for our family! My kiddos are between the ages of 1.5-13 so to say we […]

Personal, Working with Caitlin

April 23, 2019

A typical work day

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Today I graduated!  However, it’s probably not at all what you’re thinking.  I’m not taking any college courses, and I haven’t had any recent certifications — but I have been spending the last several months working one on one with someone who has been teaching me many things. I’ve been seeing a counselor. There really is […]

Personal

March 30, 2019

Today, I graduated!

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It’s 9:31 pm and I just sat down to work after a very long day, and an emotionally exhausting evening.  I had planned to finish editing my amazing clients galleries from this week and start their blogs, but it’s a Monday – and this is real life. Today my daughter had an evaluation that we […]

Personal

March 25, 2019

It’s Monday, and this is real life.

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Growing up in the Pacific Northwest affordable me a lot of opportunities to have a seriously fun childhood. Think, barefoot, going everywhere my feet or my bike would take me – and my parents would let me. My home growing up was right alongside a river which stretched one way under train tracks and up […]

Personal

March 8, 2019

My favorite memory growing up

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I’ve never really been a big New Year’s person, because instead of having the opportunity to start afresh each year on 1/1, I absolutely believe that anybody has the opportunity to start new or change or move forward in something at any point in their lives. So, when it was the middle of 2018 and […]

Personal

January 22, 2019

2019’s Word of the Year

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Can I be completely honest? I’m not sure if I’m, like, totally alone in this or not – but I am not a business minded person.  I’m more of a take pictures, be creative, act like the goof that I am and spill my guts via my blog kinda gal versus being a business person. […]

Personal

November 14, 2018

To begin, you must start.

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Our house is pretty much always filled with music.  I’m not sure about you, but most days there is nothing I can accomplish without having music playing in the background.  In fact, even as I type this a mix of music is currently pumping from YouTube. We often turn on YouTube for our music source […]

Personal

September 26, 2018

Fear is a liar

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Ok, Caitlin, thanks for hitting us right in the feels at the title… Yup, I did that.  So, forewarning, I couldn’t even get through downloading these images without crying so if you’re anything like me, I’ll give you a minute to go grab some tissues… *insert Jeopardy countdown song here* (you sang that in your […]

Personal

September 17, 2018

Passion fuels you, grief reminds you