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The List: Part 2
The List: Part 2

To see background for this post see my post several weeks ago; The List: Part 1. This year has been about making one particular dream a reality.  A dream that’s so big I feel almost speechless in writing a list.  For now it’s nearly all-consuming because it has to be.  I want this.  I want […]

How to grow
How to grow

Sometimes it’s important to appreciate the present.  To actually acknowledge and reflect on the beauty of a moment or a specific time in your life.  I’m exceptionally bad at this.  I mean it. If things are going great I think about how they can be even better.  And if they’re crap I struggle through the […]

Gabe and Jessica: The Engagement Shoot
Gabe and Jessica: The Engagement Shoot

This weekend I discovered something simple.  Something exceedingly empowering.  And something really wonderful.  It’s something I’ve been discovering in increments.  But until this weekend it hadn’t totally sunken in.  So here’s my discovery: I can actually run my business on clients I want. Let me explain.  Back last Winter before I had booked a single […]

The List: Part 1
The List: Part 1

I actually started this list months ago inspired by a friend.  So long ago that it feels like a whole other life.  I was still in Atlanta for my internship.  I hadn’t even had the chance to get pregnant yet.  I hadn’t had the miscarriage.  I hadn’t photographed a single Colorado wedding. I had yet […]

Taking myself seriously
Taking myself seriously

It’s taken me a little while to come to this conclusion.  I apologize for my tardiness.  But it’s taken me a long time to actually take myself seriously here.  I actually thought I was and the other night I realized, no, I was just deluding myself.  I have Katie Humprehys to thank for finally bringing […]

My Homework: Personal Work
My Homework: Personal Work

This blog is an interesting space sometimes.  It’s at once a place for me to showcase my work visually.  And at another time a way to think and write about the experience of being me.  Me as a photographer just starting out and what sort of trials and tribulations that begets along with all the […]

The clients I want
The clients I want

I realized something about my progression of photos recently.  Not just that they’re getting better.  Or that I’m being more deliberate.  No, I’ve discovered they are sunnier.  Both literally and in general mood and feel.  It seems I was going for really serious pictures at the start of this internship.  Maybe you don’t see it, […]