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Last week, after almost three years to the day since we’d last hugged, I got to see my best friend in person again. Let me just say, the run towards each other by the airport baggage claim could’ve been a slow motion movie reel. We obviously also cried because we were so happy. I got […]
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t meet your best friend at a library story time. Pagelyn and I met when our oldest boys were babies. They are 1 month apart in age and became best friends, possibly without choice as we started hanging out together all the time. We both added an additional […]
New Year’s Eve weddings always have an extra dose of sparkle and life to them and McKenna and Derek’s was filled with that plus a whole lot of laughter, happy tears, and a dance floor that was absolutely overflowing. It was such a fun way to end 2022 and ring in the new year! We […]
Happy birthday, my darling girl. It seems impossible. My teeny, tiny 6 pound infant is overflowing with personality and feelings and laughter and jokes and imagination. You are shy and feisty and silly and sweet. You are so excited to be five years old and even more excited that you get to go to kindergarten […]
It turns out that even with having the busiest wedding season of my career, I still managed to double my goal. Or, at least, nearly double it. (I am currently reading my 96th book of the year and I have no doubt I’ll hit 100 before the ball drops on NYE.) Last year I found […]
Ali was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed last year and she reached out to me a couple of weeks ago to see if there was any chance I’d have time to do a family photo session while she and her family were in Iowa over Thanksgiving. Between their schedule and mine, there was […]
Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.