The Beauty of Motherhood (Who says it can't be just a little Glamorous?)

“He was so cute! He ran around the studio (which also happens to be my house) butt-naked and laughing to his hearts content. He wanted to run around and play and wasn’t too content with having to sit on his mother’s hip, keeping him from running around. He actually ended up peeing on my floor twice (fortunately on the tile, so easy cleanup), but I couldn’t care less. “

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My Steps to Self-Love (Let's try and make this happen shall we?)

“So why am I sharing all of this?
Well, I know I am a business woman, but first and foremost I am a human being. I need accountability in my life and I also feel like it is important to show the good and the bad sides of myself. It is what makes me whole as a person. And who knows, maybe, just maybe, these steps can help someone else who is equally scatter-brained and who needs some much needed motivation to start loving themselves again.”

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Power Through Blue (I Love doing Personal Projects)

“Later, after I was done photographing her with the turban, I challenged her to get emotional, which ended up with some amazing, deep and intense images. She got so into the emotion that she teared up and brought even more life to the photographs.”

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How to Care for your Prints (hint: Direct sunlight is the enemy)

"Ok, so you have had your beautiful portraits printed but what now?

Well, now it's the time to treat them right. 
In my previous blog post, How do your Portraits Deserve to be Treated? I talked about what to do with your files and how to back them up properly to make sure that they will be the most useful for you for the longest period of time. Now it is time to talk about how to preserve your prints. And guess what, hanging them over the fireplace or in direct sunlight is NOT a good idea. 
Read all about what to do and what NOT to do once you have your beautiful printed portraits!"

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How do your portraits deserve to be treated? (Guess what; it doesn't involve a drawer)

"Personally, every single time I have a session, it is backed up to at least two local hard drives as well as one off-site drive. This is to ensure that your portraits are protected in case you lose them yourself or in case you want to come back and purchase more at a later time."

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Elizabeth's Discovery (The Nurse with the Big Heart!)

"It was so difficult not to become inspired by her. At 24 she has a drive and an ambition that is rare. She knows what she wants to do and exactly how she wants to do it. In order for her to lead the life she wants, she works extra hard so she can travel and enjoy the good things in life. She knows that if you want fun you have to work for it. I got so inspired that I have in fact ended up trying to achieve the same mindset."

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We are in the season of LOVE (now let's love ourselves)

"Everyone struggles with self-love.
I do not think, I have ever photographed a person who wasn't concerned about their wrinkles, cellulite or rolls. They laugh nervously and ask me if I can photoshop out their problem areas. They mask it as a joke, but it is hard not to see the truth in their eyes and the question they really are asking; "Can you fix me? Can you make me perfect? Can you make me good enough?" 

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