Category Archives: Personal

My 5 Favorite Apps for Instagram

I love seeing what new apps other photographer/friends are using so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. Dropbox -where I store my high-resolution photos to download to my phone for Instagram Canva -I use this to write “hand-lettering” or make cards and announcements Wordswag -I love this for fun word/photo combinations Mile…

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Slow down and savor

“Home is the place where struggles may be admitted and loneliness acknowledged. It is a place where it is safe to admit how difficult, how dark, how lonely the world sometimes is. But it’s also the ground in which those sorrows are sheltered and softened. Where, the alchemy of welcome and acceptance, good food and…

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Birds of a Feather….you know the rest

I’ve had several experiences recently that have made me think of how important it is to surround yourself with people that “get” you. This can be in any area of life: your family, your religion, where you are geographically in the world or simply your job. I went to an event that had over 100…

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The Nursery | newborn details

“Even the smallest one can change the world.” -Peter Rabbit I typically take my newborn photos on the bed in the mater bedroom. I do this for several reasons; one, it gives me a lot of space to work on and the baby is safely surrounded with a soft padding. Two, there is usually lots…

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The Album -Tangible Memories

I am delighted to announce I am now offering photo albums for my clients. You can choose from several colors to best compliment your home and style. It makes me sad to think of all your family photos living on your phones or computers and stopping there. They should be displayed in beautiful albums or…

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Friday Favorites| Books for Newborn and 1 Year Old Children

One of my favorite things to do as a nanny is read to the children. The voice of a child’s parent or caregiver in one the the safest sounds to them. A baby is never too young to be read to. It creates wonderful moments before and after nap time, when they want to snuggle…

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The Gathering Event -Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday I had the privilege of attending The Gathering event hosted by Hope Taylor and Caroline Logan. It is specifically for young ladies in photography business. They were so honest and heartfelt during their speeches, wise beyond their years. So many times when running a business we have doubts and fears if it will really work,…

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Friday Favorites| 5 Summer Day Essentials

I enjoy catching a peak into other people’s lives and what they are loving. There are several items I never leave the house without on summer days and I thought I would share them with you. 1. A large Tote. I’m not a fan of purses and pockets. I think they are cute and probably…

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Friday Favorites| Podcasts

I just started listening to podcasts this year and absolutely love them! I listen to them anywhere; washing dishes, folding laundry, running…you name it. Since I am always on the hunt for new options I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorites. The Happy Hour The Goal Digger How I Built This…

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Exploring Charleston, South Carolina

A few months ago another DC photographer and I swapped headshot sessions. Marianne loves warm weather and sunshine and since it was so cold in DC she asked if I would be interested in taking a road trip with her to Charleston. I had heard so much about this charming city -and love the South…

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