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Happy New Year!

Happy 2024! May today be the first day of a new start for you. Whether it be to start fresh on something you have been wanting to do for a very long time; or something you have tried to do before but you weren’t successful at last time. This is the year!  You can do...

2024 Goals

What do you wish you did more of? Sleep? Shop? Talk to friends? Take photos of the ones you love? Now is the time to make your goals for 2024. Think big! I know one of mine will be to work on my relationships. Call the ones I love. Visit more and really listen to people....

Mom’s Birthday Gift

It was her mom’s birthday. And what your mama wants. She gets!!  So what did she want? Photos of her whole family! And I’m so, so glad I got to be a part of it.  I have know some of them for over 20 years. And now there are many more to the family. So it...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa found you and brought you and your family a little peace today. Spend the day in laughter and love with each other.  For today is all about family. Whether they are with you or not. Zoom calls work. Have a fabulous day. We can’t wait to see you all in...

50 year sweethearts

These two.  They are the sweetest. They were married in 1971. And when I was taking their portraits before we added the whole family; I asked them what the secret was to a long and happy marriage.  And they said patience. Get to know your spouse and be able to anticipate what they need. And...

What makes it feel like Christmas?

What makes it feel like the holidays to you? Cold weather? Holiday music? Christmas decor? I need it to be at least 50 degrees. I can fake it with the music and decor. But I will be grinchy. I need it to be cool at least. Like sweater weather so I can drink some hot...

I’m Bored

Are you ready to do this to your kids yet? Has the wonder of the season worn off? Mine typically wears off around 12/20. Sad to say. The I’m bored syndrome comes out and I can’t take it anymore. I used to pay outside all day long! Why can’t they do it for an hour? I...

Holiday Cards

A long time ago, holiday cards were all the rage. Everyone sent them out. Now I only get a few in the mail. I’m not sure if it is because everyone is busy or if the rise of social media has made it that there is no need.  What do you think? Do you send...

Photo Tips – What time to take photos

Today were going to talk about the best times to take photos. For portrait photographers there are 2 perfect times a day to shoot: Sunrise and sunset, also called the golden hours. The light at these times is warmer looking and much softer than other times of day. If you have ever booked a session...

Christmas Traditions

Whether you have one child or five; Christmas is a magical time of year.  There is so much to do, see and experience.  Most families have holiday traditions. Like getting a real Christmas tree, giving of your time to a charity or going to grandma’s for Christmas eve.  What are some of your traditions for...

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