Life Tips

On the Nature of Time

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I can’t tell you how often I have had this conversation. An older stranger, usually a grandmotherly type, will come up to me, comment on how adorable my kids are, then warn me: “They grow up in the blink of an eye.”  (Or something to that effect.) It’s easy to get caught up in the […]

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A Letter to the Camera-Dodging Moms

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Are you a camera-dodger?   First, let me say this: I am the mom who dodges cameras and dreads viewing pictures of myself. I have kids, and the purpose of my life seems to be to make their lives as close to perfect as possible.  I find that I am always my last priority (well, […]

Photography

A Photo Escape

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  Come make some memories with your family!       As I was having a tea party with my 1-year-old this afternoon, I noticed a lantern given to me by my mother-in-law, and suddenly I felt inspired. What if I created a camping-lite experience for families right in my garden, and photographed the whole […]

Photography

Sophia’s Bouncing Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for young kids are some of my favorite jobs.  I can’t count the number of times I giggled while shooting this most recent birthday party… it was nearly constant.  These kids were so full of joy!  It is fabulous work being a fly on the wall for events like these.  I will say […]

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A Glamorous Baby Shower

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Last weekend, I photographed a baby shower for a friend through my daughter’s preschool.  The mommy-to-be is completely gorgeous, and a joy to photograph.  Here she is in a shot I took her aside for: The party was held at the house of a friend, who proved to be an incredible hostess.  Here is the […]