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  Three years ago today I launched my photography website and started a love affair with entrepreneurship.  The transition from Minnesota to Washington, DC, 15 months ago now, forced me to press pause on most things and just focus on living and breathing. Photography, however, has continued to be a constant, daily practice. I have […]

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I don’t go a single day without taking a photograph. Here’s some visual poetry from my daily life lately. A neighbor’s yard My mother’s cat Finding the moment My favorite earrings The first thunderstorm of the year Rainclouds headed for the GW Parkway Skin + sunburn Bedroom view My workspace A happy accident Wednesday’s sunset […]

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Be. | Front Royal, VA | Summer 2015 “It isn’t enough to have had an interesting or hilarious or tragic life. Art isn’t anecdote. It’s the consciousness we bring to bear on our lives. For what happened in the story to transcend the limits of the personal, it must be driven by the engine of […]

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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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Today marks two years since the foundation of my company.  Two years and so much has changed, yet my passion and drive remains the same. Thank you eternally to those that have supported me in my dreams and have helped carry me through the hard times these past six months. Thank you for your patience […]

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