I'm a lover of love who is addicted to Starbucks and goes through weekly phases of favorite foods. I'm a wifey to a firefighter and a dogmom to a grumpy Whippet. I love having lunch dates and dream of traveling the world.

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What Do You Want for Breakfast- Personal

It’s National Waffle Day. And at the risk of sounding like Leslie Knope, I love waffles. Almost every morning growing up, my mom would make the most amazing Belgian waffles for me and my sister. Sometimes I’d just have butter and syrup. Other times I’d have peanut butter and syrup (don’t knock it til you […]

September 8, 2017

Personal

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Don’t Be Like Me- Personal

Where were you during the eclipse of 2017? Me? I was inside my house editing wedding photos and refilling my prescriptions. Lame. Here’s what happened: We’ve been hearing nothing else but eclipse that, eclipse this, for about a month solid, right? How you need to get the glasses, you need to see it because it […]

August 25, 2017

Personal

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Finally I’m Free- Personal

  I recently had a conversation with a potential client. In the course of talking with this person, they mentioned how they’re going through some financial difficulties and it’s kind of bad timing to be faced with paying for a wedding. They also mentioned that they found another photographer who would be able to shoot […]

August 18, 2017

Personal

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Respect- Personal

  Let me start off by saying that this post is not about anyone or any wedding in particular. This is a culmination of things both I and others in the wedding photography industry have experienced personally. Imagine the following scenario. You’ve hired a photographer to capture the most important day of your life. You’ve […]

August 11, 2017

Personal

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Is Community Over Competition Really a Good Idea?- Personal

  Maybe you’ve heard things about a new movement in the creative industry- the idea of promoting community over competition. But is that really something you should be involved in? In short, yes. And here’s why I wholeheartedly believe in it. I’ll start out with a confession. I can be an envious person. I grew […]

August 4, 2017

Personal, Photography Business

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Why I’m a Wedding Photographer- Personal

  I’ve been taking a 30 day online bootcamp from Justin and Mary (who are amazing photographers and people!) this month. The course has been pretty deep and right off the bat started with asking us to really sit down and think about our Why. Why we’re wedding photographers. Why we do what we do. […]

June 23, 2017

Personal

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Becoming a Dogmom- Personal

  I have a confession. My dog means a lot to me. And when I say “a lot”, that’s really toning it down. He’s my child, my bff, and my daily companion. And I want to share his story. Speedy Gibson Parker (yes, my dog has a middle name) was born in August of 2007. […]

June 16, 2017

Personal, Uncategorized

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100% Chance of Rain- Personal

  I spent a good chunk of my childhood and teenage years camping. It was a family adventure, and we all loved doing it. One thing was ALWAYS guaranteed to happen. It was going to rain. No matter what. If not the entire time, then for most of it. We always joked that a giant […]

June 9, 2017

Personal

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I Didn’t Know How Toxic I Was- Personal

  I’ve recently been exploring the world of essential oils. I know what you’re thinking- I am sooo sick of hearing about all these MLM companies and people constantly trying to sell me something! I hear ya! For the record, let me tell you that I am NOT a fan of constant selling and treating […]

June 2, 2017

Personal

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A Note to My Little Sis

Ever since I can remember, I wanted a little sister. All of my friends had brothers or sisters and I felt left out that I didn’t get one too. Mom and Dad were young when they had me, and I remember asking them all the time if I could have a sister. I would think […]

May 19, 2017

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