Because your life matters!

Because your life matters!

I had a meeting with some other local business owners in the area and we were discussing our WHY, as in why we do what we do. Each had their own reason behind the long hours and the blood sweat and tears that it takes to run your own business. Most of us that go into business on our own have deeply personal reasons for doing so and most of us also realize pretty quickly into the journey that it’s going to take a lot of dedication and perseverance to make our dreams come true. So what drives me?

YOUR LIFE MATTERS. YOUR FAMILY LEGACY MATTERS. YOUR BABIES ARE ONLY BABIES FOR A SHORT TIME. TOMORROW ISN’T GUARANTEED.

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Why newborn hospital sessions are everything

Why newborn hospital sessions are everything

I just recently had some newborn business cards made and while I was going through and choosing the photos to feature on the cards I was brought back to the raw emotion of hospital sessions. I think the emotion comes from a place deep inside of remembrance of how much life changed with each baby and how it does too for the women I have the privilege of photographing. The act of bringing a child into the world is emotionally and physically draining and the hours that follow at the hospital or birthing center are equally draining. I would describe it as a fog, time moves so slow and so fast at the same time. The nurses are constantly checking on you for what seems to be every 5 minutes. This can be relieving to a new mom or a bit aggrivating by baby #2. And then there’s the challenge of nursing which if you are like me…

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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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