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“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
~ Jandy Nelson // I’ll Give You The Sun

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I don’t really remember what it was like. I don’t entirely remember how it felt to spend my days stacking blocks or watching my kiddos crawl for the first time or stealing naps whenever possible. I remember being there.  I remember being “in it”.  But I don’t remember realizing what a special time it was […]

BABY ISLA: PORTRAITS

December 5, 2017

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I don’t know that I’ve ever known a person who works as hard as my Mother. She was a single parent, raising an only daughter…and she worked hard. She worked hard to give me a home.  She worked hard to provide family.  She worked hard to create stability.  She worked hard to ensure that I […]

CAROLYN: PORTRAITS

December 3, 2017

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I’ve been thinking about strength a lot lately.  About what it takes to get through the various ups and downs of life. Some of us walk bumpier roads than others.  Some of us experience rougher terrain than others.  Some of us have higher mountains to climb than others. But we all move forward. And the […]

VERONICA: PORTRAITS

November 19, 2017

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There was a bench that I used to sit on, all by myself.  It was tucked away at the bottom of a little hill and perfectly overlooked the water. I had one hour to enjoy this bench every day.  One hour over lunch, when I could escape the confines of the office building that was […]

MY PARK BENCH

November 10, 2017

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Looking back, I wish that someone had been there with me.  I wish that someone had gently put their hand on my arm as I went to pick up the phone and quietly whispered, “wait…just one more minute…because what’s about to happen will hurt more than anything has before.” It was the early morning hours […]

KNOWING

October 25, 2017

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I’m not crazy about endings. I love new beginnings and I love progress…but I tend to struggle most with endings. I don’t like saying goodbye and I don’t like letting go…and the end of my wedding season is no exception. But I do love the opportunity to look back.  I love the memories and I […]

LAUREN & CHRIS: WEDDING

October 23, 2017