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Let’s talk about posing If you follow me on Instagram, I get on a tiny soap box every now and then to tell you about it. So many times, in my career as a photographer, I chat with clients who tell me that they don’t want to be posed. To that I reply, I understand. […]

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Unplanned Guests Nick and Sarah met on a warm Seattle day at one of the best parks for a first date, Gas Works. It’s pretty idyllic. The Space Needle greets you from across the water as you sit high up on rolling grassy hills. And fun fact, the paintball scene from “10 Things I Hate […]

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Hands = Human Hands: they are one of the multiple reasons we are human. We hold, reach out, carry, build, pull, push, create, connect, and bond, all with the help from our hands. Hands help us make friends, pursue dreams, and comfort one another. Hands help us know that everything is going to be alright. […]

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My big family When I was freshly 18 years old, I watched Gilmore Girls all day with my sisters and mom. The next day, I left for college. But not before my oldest sister Amy broke the exciting news that she was pregnant. I say all this, because my family is close. Like the Tanner […]

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Ready to come with us? I have these friends. They’re super bendy. And they’re also very kind. No, I’m not talking about gumby. I’m talking about yoga. The real good kind of yoga that feels like therapy and church all rolled into one. Meet Chelsea and Michelle: the master minds behind {pulse} yoga retreats. I’ve […]

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Old School Love Sydney and Frank are the kind of couple that makes me want to sing old Alan Jackson country songs. They are an old school, cozy kind of love that makes you remember why people get married in the first place. And being a part of their wedding reminded me why I love […]

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The Giants What do you think of when you hear the word: storytelling? For me, I think of the giants: Apple, Disney, Pixar, Airbnb, Spotify, and Refinery29. Sure, Disney and Pixar seem like obvious choices, for obvious reasons. But what about Airbnb, Spotify, and the others I listed? Why do they make the list? I’ll […]

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Fate and Cake I met Seth and Emily through a stroke of fate and cake. While scrolling through Instagram, where there is a sea of possibilities of new friends and connections, Emily happened to see a picture of a cake made by Charlie of Deep Sea Sugar and Salt. I’m not sure if I can […]

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The leap In August 2018, I quit my full-time job to pursue running my own business as a wedding photographer, brand strategist, and overall creative collaborator. Being that it is December 2018 now, you could say that I am still very much in the thick of figuring out what that all means. A few weeks […]

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From math problems to wedding rings I met Bryon when we were just kids in college. We didn’t know each other well, but we sure did run in the same circles. Our lives sort of mirrored each other those four years, especially so when we both graduated and accepted teaching positions with Teach for America. […]