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I am so excited for my friends Rachel & Spencer who just announced that they are expecting!! We did a little mini photoshoot to share their exciting news in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Thankfully we had wonderful weather and Spencer was a great tour guide and picked out some beautiful locations […]

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classic winnie the pooh nursery

This post has been on my to-do list for a while so I figured it’s finally time to get it done now that Tucker is born! I’ve known for a long time, long before I got pregnant, that I wanted to do a classic Winnie the Pooh nursery theme. It would work for a boy […]

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Christine and Nathaniel traveled all the way from Texas to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge for their Husum WA wedding. She found all of her vendors and the venue through google and everything worked out beautifully, including the weather! She chose the beautiful Husum Highlands Bed & Breakfast for the ceremony and reception, which provided […]

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neutral home office inspiration

I finally got my home office all set up the way I want it (only after a year of being in our new house)! It’s so important to have a clean and productive workspace for those of us that work from home. Being productive is so much easier to do when you are in a […]

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equine assisted learning in hood river or

I am so excited to share my first experience working with a magazine! First off, I have to thank the Rising Tide Society. Because of the monthly Tuesdays Together meetings with RTS, I met Jennifer Gulizia of Gorge Us Photography at one of the Hood River meetings who referred me for this shoot. Jennifer was asked […]

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horse putting nose on girls cheek as she kneels

I couldn’t have ended my Virginia sessions any better way. Morgan and her horse Leo were amazing in front of the camera for her equine senior portraits. I was so thankful she was able to reschedule from Sunday to Monday (the last day I was in Chesapeake) since Sunday had rain in the forecast. Luckily […]

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fort story engagement pictures

Katie and Brandon’s Fort Story engagement pictures in Virginia Beach were so much fun! They drove from out of town for their session while I was in Hampton Roads and available for pictures. What’s even better is they made it happen a day earlier than planned so we could take advantage of the sunny skies […]

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virginia beach couples session

Stacey is not a stranger in front of my camera, we have done multiple shoots together including a pet session with her and her dog Finn, an equestrian session with one of the cutest ponies ever and she even snagged a few shots in Lorie’s equestrian session with Pumpkin. She loves her horses and dogs as […]

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Neato Botvac Connected Review and Why I Chose it Over the iRobot Roomba 980

After lots of questions about my Instagram story showing our robot vacuum, the Neato Botvac Connected, I decided to create a blog post about the model we purchased back in February. It really is life changing so I knew I had to share for anyone else considering one. We decided to purchase a robot vacuum […]

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baby gender reveal with dogs eating cake

Gender Reveal with Dogs I had always imagined a gender reveal surrounded by family and friends where everyone found out at the same time and it would definitely involve some kind of explosion of pink or blue. Since all of our family and friends are across the country, I decided to do a variation of […]

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I had so much fun with the Brenimans during their spring photo session last week. Lora & Derek, along with their 3-month-old son, Mack, and cute pup, Sedona, took a weekend trip to Hood River from Portland. Since they hadn’t had any photos done yet with the newest addition to the family, they thought it […]

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I almost forgot to share these photos from our little day trip to Mt Adams in the snow a few weeks ago! We got some snow today which reminded me I hadn’t done a blog post yet. Justin and I were lucky enough to find a couple we love to hang out with (for other […]

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