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I had the pleasure of photographing adorable Baby A and her loving family and friends during her first birthday party in June! Her mom – who was responsible for the incredible decorations and custom-painted high-chair – wanted the baby to do a cake smash. Baby A was initially thrilled by the frosting on her cake, […]

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This wedding was absolutely incredible. Terri and Elan are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, and they shared an unforgettable wedding day this summer at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 26, 2016. The whole family was greatly involved in the wedding – the groom’s brother built the […]

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“That my complicated life could be made so simple was astounding.”  Cheryl Strayed, Wild ## How to be simple when the world we live in demands so much attention and energy from us?  I can’t answer that question for you, but I can share what I’ve realized recently. The key is to discover where you […]

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Lately I feel like I haven’t been living.  As I write this, I am worried, because I have approximately ten minutes to make myself presentable and get to my restaurant job before I’m officially late. But I was moved to share this, because I feel like I’m finally waking up.  Right now, what’s important isn’t […]

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Shenandoah Leaf & Sunshine |  Shenandoah State Park, VA | June 28, 2015 I’m finding lately that the life lessons just keep knocking if I’m awake enough to notice them tapping me over the head.  I’ve just returned from a weekend fully of photography and friendship; it was like a face-full of cold water on […]

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This neighborhood inspires me.  There is so much momentum and motion and commotion and yet a sense of community, family, and peace.  I love seeing our nation’s capital on the daily.  Even with all the mess in congress these last several years, it still shines every night like a beacon of hope for change.  The […]

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