• Ah Halloween.  That blessed time of the year when kids get to dress up like Batman, or Cinderella, or a freaky skeleton, or a zombie from zombie apocalypse, while running around neighborhoods terrorizing houses, ringing doorbells 537 times and screaming “TRICK OR TREAT” to get candy that will hype them up and make them act like absolute lunatics.  Doesn’t it just sound heavenly?

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  • I photographed a wedding two weeks ago and as I spent hours editing pictures last week, I realized something - I have photographed nearly fifty weddings. Now I'm not saying that being a wedding photographer makes me an expert on marriage, but I am saying that the almost 14 years of marriage I have lived and fought through have afforded me the right to at least speak on the subject matter;

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  • To the man who tried to murder my mom, on Sept. 16, 1990, I was ten years old in this picture. That was the last birthday I had before you impacted my life, forever.

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  • Wait.   What just happened? All the sudden my social media is full of sweet 1st Day Of School pics and I’m wondering, “Where did the summer go?” NYC public schools don’t start for another 2 weeks. Don’t hate. We didn’t get out until June 28th. The freewheeling, stay up ‘til midnight days are winding down, evidenced by forms in my mailbox and an inbox stuffed with information about school events, a

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  • BACKGROUND STORY: I was raised in McAlester, Oklahoma and I went to a small - and by small I mean absolutely tiny - Christian school associated with my dad's church from pre-K to 8th grade. My 8th grade graduating class had 8 people in it. Yes, you read that right I said 8 people, as in EIGHT.

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  • The thing about growth is, you have to first plant a seed. Then you have to wait. It can be a discouraging process, at times, waiting for growth.

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  • Life is easier when you make fun of yourself. I'm 100% convinced of this. We are smack dab in the middle of the summer now people and I'm going to be honest...I have A LOT to make fun of myself for right about now because my life is a hot mess on a daily basis.

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  • I'm writing this as I drive my daughter to camp. Well, Mike Miller is driving and I'm feverishly typing away on my computer because that is how I deal when I'm working something through. I write. I've already cried and I can tell I'm not done. This is hard. I'm worried about her.

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  • 'm not picture perfect. Not even close. Those who know me best would be more than happy to tell you that, but I'm more concerned about those who might be reading this blog that don't know me best. I'm thinking about those people who stop by and see beautiful pictures - guess what, they are staged - and yummy recipes, and immaculate homes, and maybe when they see those pictures, they leave feeli

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  • If you are looking for one of those lists of 100 fun things to do with your kids this summer, you've come to the WRONG place. However, if you are already feeling a bit, or perhaps even a lot, overwhelmed about running crazyville this summer and you want to feel better about yourself - pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and stay awhile.

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