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This was a bucket list trip for us and since we were celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary it seemed like the perfect time to splurge on a trip. We stayed in Ubud (a less touristy area that is more of a jungle setting) at the 4 Seasons Sayan. If your planning a trip here […]

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Not sure if they’d be able to have a baby, this couple was absolutely thrilled when they learned they’d be expecting shortly after their wedding last spring (check it out here)! Against all odds, baby Toren arrived a little petite but perfectly helpful, and adorable beyond measure. He’s a super content, happy little man with glowing […]

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This little man already has so much spunk and personality, its adorable!  I loved bright yellow quilt (handmade from grandma!) Its so special incorporating special elements into these photos, when you look back on them- it will be so much more meaningful than just your standard “portrait studio props”   Such a ham! hanging with […]

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As a mom and a photographer, the images and videos of my kids on the day they were born are priceless. Those first few precious moments fade so quickly. There is a lot going on during the birth…excitement, exhaustion and a full range of other emotions. All of it clouds your memory, making that precious […]

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Its taken some time for me to gather my words on this topic, as our family was recently struck with tragedy.  A hole that will never be filled, a pain in our hearts that will never be dulled.  Nicole was only 24 when she was stripped from her life, our lives, our childrens’ lives.  Each […]

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There’s nothing like a family get-together for me to sneak in some fun family shots! Can we say future modeling career?! I think she’s got the moves down.Nothing lights up my world more than this. The perfect salesmen in training!  And their first victim! On over to the girls who were having an awesome time […]

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Lia loves reading books. When she’s sad or upset, I distract her by saying “let’s go pick a book out.” It’s like offering her candy. She instantly snuffles the tears, and a smile comes across her face. I love reading books with her. Recently, she has wanted to turn the pages herself, and reading went from […]

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So you scheduled a family photo session and now you’re freaking out about what your kids will do and how they’ll act!  You’re not alone!   Remember, kids are KIDS! Don’t get crazy about messy faces, fussy babies, or playrooms.  Life is hectic and messy.  Embrace it!  Kids are disasters.  No, seriously!     All kids […]


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