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Cake Smash

It seems only fitting that I am finishing 2014 the same way I started it: reveling in this cutie. Remember when she was just three hours old?  I do. Or what about when she was three months old?  Oh, the cuteness.  And now she is one year old. Just as cute.  Infinitely more mobile. Knows how to have her cake and eat it, too.  Epitomizes sugar and spice and everything nice. Olive's first birthday party was all about cupcakes. Cupcakes … [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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how to buy a camera: geek speak

You shouldn't need a Geek Squad to decipher the Geek Speak.  Especially not when trying to decide what camera to purchase; a camera that will document your child's first year of life, your twentieth anniversary adventure, your mountain hike, your girl's night out.  Your camera is about to fill a very practical function, and each of the geek-eeze mumbo jumbo is telling you how the camera will meet your needs. As I wrote last time, the fundamental … [Read More...]

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My Thankful Vacation

I am thankful for airplanes.  Airplanes that criss-cross the continent and allow all the appendages of my family to convene in on semi-central location.  We flew from Atlanta, from North Carolina, and from British Columbia to descend upon Arizona -- that's only about twenty-six hours of flying among the five travelers (round trip) instead of the daaaays of driving or monnnnths of wagon training. I am thankful for nieces.  I have … [Read More...]

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Cake Smash

It seems only fitting that I am finishing 2014 the same way I started it: reveling in this cutie. Remember when she was just three hours old?  I … Continue Reading

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Papago Park Portraits

She wanted to climb high, reach higher, find a new path, forge her own way. One handhold at a time, from ledge to ledge, inching her way up the barely scale-able wall of red crusty rock.  She tried to do it on her … Continue Reading

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My Thankful Vacation

I am thankful for airplanes.  Airplanes that criss-cross the continent and allow all the appendages of my family to convene in on semi-central location.  We flew from Atlanta, from North Carolina, and from British … Continue Reading

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The First Four Years

"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect."  Margaret Mitchell said it so much better than I ever could, and isn't it true? On the morning of the long-anticipated fall family photo session, one child … Continue Reading

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Campbell Valley Family Photos

Every day is a good day when there's sunshine (especially in the rainy Pacific Northwest) but it's an even BETTER day when that sunshine comes out just in time to witness Vancouver's partial solar eclipse (my very … Continue Reading