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Oh how I love this little girl. We had no idea how much we needed her in our life until she arrived. Even while I was pregnant, we still didn’t get it. But, as every mom will tell you, the moment they laid her on my chest, it was all over. Our heart was hers. Even on […]

March 21, 2016

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Adeline’s 18 Month Photos • Raleigh Lifestyle Photographer

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We’ve officially been in this house for 6 months today! I’m trying to wrap my head around that, because it’s so crazy to think it’s been that long. And yet, at the same time, it’s felt like home from the moment we signed the papers. If you’re just now joining us in this journey, let me […]

March 11, 2016

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Our Living Room Decor

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about why I built this business. What is the purpose behind it all? These thoughts have stemmed from recent coffee dates with fellow vendors and industry friends. I truly believe that community makes us stronger. It’s something that I lost focus of in 2015 (more on that later), but have made […]

March 8, 2016

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The Personal Purpose Behind It All

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I get asked one question more often than any other: “who watches Ada while you work?” When I respond with a simple “me”, the looks I get are priceless. Because anyone who has ever been around a toddler knows, they are not easy. They don’t watch themselves, and if you take your eyes off of them […]

February 10, 2016

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Creating a Work Life Balance

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Did you notice?? What, you can’t tell? Don’t make me point it out! Ok, fine. We have a new home here on the world wide web! We’ve officially moved from to!!!! Small change, big results. This means nothing to you, I know. But, seriously, it’s huge for us! When I first launched my website 6 […]

February 3, 2016

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Blogging for SEO • A New Space On The Web

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World, meet Cason Riley. This little guy came into our lives on January 3rd and stole the heart of our entire family. A little over 2 weeks new now, and I swear, he gets cuter by the day! He’s changed so much since these pictures when he was 4 days new, and he’s actually starting […]

January 21, 2016

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My Nephew, Cason • Raleigh Newborn Lifestyle Photographer • Whale Nursery

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I think I’m just going to start typing and see where this one goes. I don’t really have topic in mind, or anything particularly profound to share, except we finished Parenthood on Netflix this weekend and Oh. My. Goodness. I don’t even have the words to describe the emotional roller coaster that show put me through. […]

January 19, 2016

Saying Goodbye & Joining a Book Club

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It’s late on a Friday, which means no one’s going to read this, but I had to write something. Just for the sake of writing. The holidays and a week long server transfer knocked me off my regular blogging schedule. To the point, where I actually started to miss writing. My 11th grade self can’t […]

January 8, 2016

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Welcome 2016 • A NC Wedding Photographer’s Life

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My sister is absolutely gorgeous. Pregnancy has treated her so well. I mean, just look at her! That’s a perfect little belly there! While we were away on vacation for Thanksgiving, we snuck away from the rest of the family for a quick maternity session on the beach and marsh of Pawleys Island, SC. That […]

December 14, 2015

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Carter’s Beach Maternity • Pawleys Island, SC Photographer

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This feels SO good. It’s been a long time coming, and we are so, so excited to reveal our new brand! We started this process last March, and as most big projects go, we had a few hiccups, but those don’t even matter now. All that matters is we have a brand new BRAND!!!! One that […]

December 10, 2015

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A New AJDP Brand