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Small Things // Real Life Unscripted Lifestyle Photography

“Do not despise the day of small things” (Zachariah 4:10).   This simple passage brought tears to my eyes today. I’m in over my head with small things. Small little humans, their small little toys (everywhere), a small dog who drives me bonkers because he fails to be completely house trained even after seven years, […]

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10 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Toddlers (or, how to accomplish the impossible)

I think it’s pretty safe to say that getting a great photo of a toddler is about as hard as walking a greased tightrope during a hurricane (and all the mommies just said amen). As a photographer, I agree. I often think weddings are in some ways easier than a great toddler shoot because at […]

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Reconnecting

  I’ve been the worst kind of blogger. I could make a lot of (mostly even valid) excuses about pregnancy, raising a toddler, and trying to juggle my last year of part-time teaching English Literature at a local high school with running a fledgling business and opening/remodeling a studio and being a wife….but in all […]

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Baby it’s cold outside.

No, really. It’s really, really, really cold outside. Thanks polar vortex. I already hated winter. Now I’m fairly sure Dante was VERY mistaken when he failed to include a tenth circle of Hell. There is one. It’s called “January in the Midwest.” Ha. #onlyimnotlaughing Given this information, you can probably imagine it is sort of […]

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