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On my last trip to Virginia in November my cousin Strad was on the list for senior pictures. Strad’s senior session was supposed to be on the oceanfront at 65th street in Virginia Beach…but the weather had other plans for us. When the whole day was a wash out with no other options to reschedule, we decided […]

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Sydney and Little Man were my very last session in Virginia before I moved to Washington state! Their session was so much fun, especially since they have such a sweet, one-of-a-kind bond. I love how much fun they have together whether it’s trail riding, hanging out around the barn or relaxing after a ride under […]

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For anyone still Christmas shopping, I thought it would be fun to do a post with some gift ideas for horse lovers! Here are some cool things I found for the equestrian on your list. Plus all of them except one are under $25!   1.Horse Wine Bottle Holder How cute is this wine bottle […]

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I’ve gotten so many requests for pictures of our house so I decided I would do a blog post to share photos of our new home in White Salmon, Washington! I was a little nervous about how our coastal farmhouse style would mesh with this super modern house, but I think it turned out well! […]

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I’m still catching up on blogging sessions from earlier this year in Virginia! I know, I know…I’m slacking…but I’m almost caught up! Finally, Reilly & Jack make their debut on the blog. These two are such a cute pair! Reilly reminded me of myself when I was younger when horses were my whole world (…not […]

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This equestrian session was in the making for a long time! I had been wanting to do a session with flower crowns and garlands with these girls and their ponies forever and we finally made it happen, especially since it needed to happen before I moved from Virginia to Washington. I took a trip (or […]

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From the second I met Mandy a few years ago, I knew we would be great friends. Not only do we have photography in common, but Mandy is so much fun to be around and she is the sweetest most encouraging and talented person! You might recognize Mandy from when her husband Chris proposed to […]

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Alexa and Rosco were another one of my sessions during my last week in Virginia. I was so honored when Alexa asked me if I could squeeze in a 30 minute session before another shoot at the same farm, so of course, I made room in my busy schedule to capture the bond this pair has. […]

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Stacey & Finn were my 3rd session during my week slam packed with shoots. This was my first pet photography session. Most of my sessions with animals involve horses and perhaps have a dog or two thrown in every once in a while. It was so much fun to do just a girl and her dog, […]

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Cassie & Blue were my 2nd equestrian session during my last week in Virginia, (see the first one here). Cassie had been wanting photos done for a while and when she heard I was moving, we finally scheduled a date. We had a nice warm, sunny day for pictures but it was super windy! I tried […]

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