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The Difference Between Wanting to do a Good Job and Trying Too Hard

There’s a clear difference between wanting to do a good job and trying too hard. When someone wants to do a good job, it’s for themselves. They have self-love and it makes them feel good. The [...]

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Giving Things A Fair Chance

The longer you avoid something because you’re scared of it, the scarier it becomes. Pete took me to a Bee Keeping class for my birthday. He knows I like new and unique experiences, so visiting a [...]

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Remembering my WHY

I’ve thought about quitting Wedding Photography recently. I’ve been a Wedding Photographer now for 11 years and have reached a place where I think, “Now what?.” My career feels like it’s on [...]

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What Going To Dance Classes Has Taught Me

Reasons I go to dance: To exercise To work my brain and improve my memory To practice self-expression To get into my body To practice listening To let go So I can be one of those old people on [...]

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Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping from a Wedding Photographer

The tips in this article are based off interviews I’ve had with women who have gone through the process, my 11 years as a wedding photographer, and my own experience dress shopping for my [...]

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Taking Responsibility For How I Feel

One time I was at a wedding taking photos of guests seated at tables. It’s a nice part of the day because by this time people have had food + drinks, so they tend to be more relaxed and [...]

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Avoiding The Negative Spiral

I got the news about the mass shooting in Las Vegas while I was abroad in Thailand. One man who decided to end the lives of innocent people enjoying themselves at a concert… Things all of [...]

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I’m Going to be a Pushy Bad-Listening Mom

My friend got married yesterday in LA. Weeks before, I got into crazy planning mode and asked her loads of questions. “Do you have a dress yet?” (Her answer was no. I almost went out to start [...]

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Why I Prefer Photojournalism Over Posed Portraits

As a kid I remember what it was like running up and down the stairs of my childhood home. I remember the smell of the carpet. I remember racing to the bars at the park, and having round-up [...]

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4 Things I’ve Begun to Do to Cut Down on Consumerism

I am by far not a perfect person but felt inspired to share a few things I’ve begun to do to cut down on consumerism. Small steps, but I feel good that I’m beginning to take a stand on what I [...]