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Family Portrait at Cliff Falls Park

Remember when we were still in November and looking forward with glad anticipation to Christmas?  No?  Me either.  But then I was going through favorite photos in preparation for the publication of my first edition of a family portrait magazine (!!!!) and realized that these favorites never made it to the blogosphere. How this happened, I can only imagine.  Maybe it's because I was in between two massive trips across the continent when I took … [Read More...]

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Married: Drew and Candace

Ah, weddings. The giddy excitement that pervades the day. The abundant beauty, the overwhelming beauty, the awe-inspiring beauty.  The way the groom smiles at his bride, and the way she lights up when she sees him.  The bridesmaids as they continually prove their love for the bride-friend.  The groomsmen goofing off waiting for the party to start. The tearful mother of the bride.  The proud father of the groom. As a wedding photographer, I see … [Read More...]

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An Autumn Engagement

    Traipsing through the woods, sipping tea in between locations while bouncing on rutted trails in a classic (read: old) pick up truck, throwing leaves, watching the sun sink toward the horizon.  Oh yeah, and commemorating this season of love and autumn engagement. Simon & Christine have one of the sweetest, most precious love stories I have ever heard: Simon came to Virginia from Ireland, worked alongside Christine … [Read More...]

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Bellingham in the Rain

To spend time in Bellingham, WA in the winter is to flirt with rain.   To combine an alleyway (my favorite!) with fabulous and quirky sweaters (Beau's favorites!) and a classy pipe (Beau's favorite!) with backlit raindrops (my favorite!), these photos are basically - well - AWESOME. (Said with all the humility possible, of course. :-P) Bellingham in the rain is stunning, even if it's a little complicated. We managed quite the operation: Beau's … [Read More...]

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even in the rain

I used to relish those misty mornings perfect for cozy reading by to the staccato soundtrack of raindrops on the window.  A cup of steaming tea, a favorite hoodie, a piece of chocolate (or two! or three!) created a treasured rain day experience. Then I moved to Canadaland. Gone was the treasured aura of cozy reflection when the rain started.  Gone was the fun of watching patterns dribble down the window as the raindrops created art on the … [Read More...]

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even in the rain

I used to relish those misty mornings perfect for cozy reading by to the staccato soundtrack of raindrops on the window.  A cup of steaming tea, … Continue Reading

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Be My Bridesmaid?

Aren't we four and ten still?  Writing secret messages back and forth when we were supposed to be asleep? (Sorry, Mom & Dad.)  Aren't we six and twelve still? Bickering over who had to make the bed and what the … Continue Reading

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Bellingham in the Rain

To spend time in Bellingham, WA in the winter is to flirt with rain.   To combine an alleyway (my favorite!) with fabulous and quirky sweaters (Beau's favorites!) and a classy pipe (Beau's favorite!) with backlit … Continue Reading

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Looking Back, Planning Forward

Inspired by Jamie Delaine’s  2014-2015 Blog Challenge (#2014blog2015), I am taking time to look back on 2014 while looking forward to 2015.  Evaluating the past year while planning for success in this year. … Continue Reading

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A Christmas Surprise

I left tulle scattered around Ashleigh's house after making two tutus, but cleaned it up while she was watching.  I rearranged Jacob's chairs and he noticed the discrepancies, but Mom covered the faux pas with a … Continue Reading