The importance of taking a step back

The importance of taking a step back

This past week we headed to the mountains as a family to de-stress and do some reflecting. Leading up to our great escape we’d had a house fire in our rental property that left us with a ton of work, fighting with the insurance company and paying some pretty expensive bills to cover all of the damages the insurance company would not. Not to mention it was my busy season (Nov-Dec) and I was run down and tired, oh and yeah, there’s that thing call Christmas which totally kicks my ass every year.

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Beyond A Photograph | Learning how to shoot video

Beyond A Photograph | Learning how to shoot video

I made this bath time video with my little Annie this past weekend. It’s short and sweet and I love it. Video is so much better than photographs at capturing that little smile of her which you see in the very last shot. Video is also so gratifying to put together because it requires way more thinking and planning. For this particular video I had planned out a couple of key shots I wanted to capture.

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Finding moments of peace during the Christmas overwhelm

Finding moments of peace during the Christmas overwhelm

The Christmas season came and went again in the blink on an eye. And just like last year I piled way too much on my plate and just like last year I was so freaking exhausted and run down like I was in years past. It’s such a struggle to balance home, house work and my number one priority of being an excellent mom and wife.

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Why family traditions are so important to photograph, Raleigh NC Family Photographer

Why family traditions are so important to photograph, Raleigh NC Family Photographer

It's hard to believe that Halloween is behind us and soon Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here. With kids, work and all the other social activities most of us have it's very easy for the season to all end up one big blurry forgotten memory. The holidays, although crazy busy are also some of the only times when we all get together. It's for this reason that I started offering Holiday Traditions sessions

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