Category Archives: Behind the Lens

Our weekend away with only iphone photos to share.

We recently took a mini trip to visit family in Ocean City, Maryland.  My husband’s sister and her family live there and we visited them last year for a long weekend.  It was so much fun, we knew we had to put them out again.  I decided last year to take off for Fourth of…

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Our new Chocolate Cockapoo puppy!

We have always wanted a dog.  We never got one because our home is small and we were busy having babies.  Who wants to train a puppy when you have newborns and young children at home? I know I wasn’t up for that challenge.  We compromised almost 2 years ago by getting kittens.  They are…

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My youngest registered for Kindergarten today!

Today I registered my 3rd child, my youngest, my baby boy (who will always be) for Kindergarten in the fall.  I didn’t shed a tear (held them in), but he cried when we left because he wanted to stay there.  I know this is great because starting school can be scary for many little ones….

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RIP Macbook Pro and the lessons I learned

I think flowers are beautiful! I love wedding flowers, gardens, even the bouquets at our grocery store.  When it comes to receiving flowers, I don’t like the obligatory ones.  I want flowers just because, for no reason other than I was thought of.  We have to be careful what flowers we have in our home…

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The Kitchen Sink

It is amazing how something as simple as a kitchen sink can affect my mood.  We don’t eat out very often, so our kitchen sink is always full.  It is a very rare occasion that the sink doesn’t have dishes to be washed or some drying.  When it does happen, it doesn’t last very long. …

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I see you, photographer! Spread the love.

A few years ago, I received a message in my Facebook inbox.  It was completely unexpected and it was from a photographer whose work I admired.  She took the time to message me and say how much she loved my newborn work.  She mentioned that she had seen the growth in my work and just…

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I love the holidays!

From the lights to the smells, I just love the holidays!  They have always been my favorite time of the year.  On November 1st, I wake up with a smile on my face and holiday cheer in my heart.  I am the Grinch’s worst nightmare.  I start playing Christmas music way too early.  I enjoy…

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My kids visited with Santa

Layla has always been scared of Santa and the Easter Bunny.  I don’t think I have any photos of her visiting with either of them.  Then Evan came along and was smitten with Santa.  He begged to visit him at the mall early on.  It was so fun, but I got yelled at for trying…

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Another birthday has come and gone.

Every year, on my birthday, I go through the same thought process. First things first, I’m grateful. Birthdays aren’t about celebrating a person, but celebrating a life. On this very day, 32 years ago, I was given life. (Okay, if you are like me, you believe that life begins sooner than that.) I was given the…

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My family session with Kristine Kraft Photography

Every year I try to have our photos done.  Last year, we ended up doing a mommy and me session.  That was a lot of fun.  2 1/2 years ago we had our family photos done with daddy.  I look at those photos every day.  They are canvases hanging in my living room.  I’m so…

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Our low key Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving is pretty quiet.  It’s not fancy and we stay home.  We decided a long time ago that we will always make holidays special.  We don’t have to go anywhere or have anyone over.  We don’t live very close to family and they prefer not traveling to us.  Otherwise, we’d be happy to host. …

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Happy 12th Birthday to my oldest

People are usually surprised when I tell them I have an 11 year old.  Wait until I say, 12!  Well, I did start young.  I had Carissa when I was 19.  (I’m 31 now.)  It is not easy having a baby so young.  I think I was born with baby instincts, so I did handle…

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Evan’s 5th Birthday Photos! my son

It’s the question on the minds of all parents, “How can I slow down time?”  I ask myself every day and still haven’t come up with an answer.  As my children get older, as I get older, time seems to speed up even faster.  I don’t quite understand it.  Is it just what happens?  Is…

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I won’t apologize and neither should you.

This post has been on my mind for awhile.  So I figured I should make time to get it off my chest.  I want to talk about Facebook and Instagram posts.  I often hear people saying, “Sorry for the over share.”, “Sorry for blowing up your feed.”, “Why do they post so many photos of…

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99% of the time, there is a bright side.

As I sit in Jack Williams Tire Center, I can’t help but think there is often a bright side.  Even if that ‘bright side’ is simply the fact that it could be worse.  Today I was walking out to my car after paying for my new sign at the new studio.  I happened to look…

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Welcome to my blog! I love sharing images from weddings and sessions with you all.  Grab a cup of coffee or kill some time between commitments while enjoying some beautiful people!

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