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Secret Garden: A Modern Bridal Styled Shoot

Inside the Devan Greenhouse flower bower, I darted from question to activity:  setting up the cake designed by Cakes by Madison, helping Cas choose a necklace for her outfit, picking lipstick colors for Ashley, adjusting the fabulous bowtie from Arrow and Lace, making last minute adjustments to the skirts (I made from this skirts following this tutorial, with minor adjustments), greeting friends and discussing lens details with every geeky … [Read More...]

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Although this has been the summer of convalescence (see my open thank you letter to the doctors, nurses, family, and friends during my appendicitis and hospitalizations), it will be evermore defined in my memory as the summer I was blessed abundantly. Words will never do justice to the beautiful care and love I have received from friends, both new and old. No matter how many thank you notes I write, no matter the number of times I try to express … [Read More...]

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Engaged: Shanna and Steven in Vancouver

When I first met Shanna, I was running around my neighborhood desperately trying to coax my kitten to return to me.  I'm not sure I even said "hi" to her as I raced past her, lunged for the cat, and ... well...missed. I wheedled.  I begged.  I bribed.  I stalked.  Yet my four-month-old kitten wasn't interested. At all. Eventually, with the tantalizing distraction of a yellow scarf dancing juuuust on the other side of the bush and some impressive … [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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Although this has been the summer of convalescence (see my open thank you letter to the doctors, nurses, family, and friends during my appendicitis and hospitalizations), it will be evermore defined in my memory as the summer I was blessed abundantly. Words will never do justice to the beautiful care and love I have received from friends, both new and old. No matter how many thank you notes I write, no matter the number of times I try to express … [Read More...]

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Mr. Ap. N. Dix

Oh, what a summer this has been.  Off to a rousing start, John & I toured Maui, Darbey and Noah came to visit Vancouver, I hosted my first … Continue Reading

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Psych Tour Vancouver

I love having guests come visit me from my homeland of North Carolina.  We band together drinking sweet tea and speaking in exaggerated drawls and spreading "ya'lls" like there's no tomorrow.  I make them eat a Tim … Continue Reading

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You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag

You're a grand old flag,You're a high-flying flag,And forever in peace may you wave.You're the emblem of the land I love,The home of the free and the brave. Ev'ry heart beats true'Neath the Red, White and … Continue Reading

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The Shoot Out

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!""  I realize C.S. Lewis was not actually thinking of photographers when he defined friendship in The … Continue Reading