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I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

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Welcome to the blog, a highlight journal about our photo sessions, our home wedding venue and gardens, and favorite kid’s clothing. Stay a while and say hello!

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Ellie’s Third Birthday

Ellie waited so patiently during the six weeks between Mina’s birthday and April 1 for her turn to be IT.  Quarantine notwithstanding, we did not disappoint her. I had grand dreams of making the cutest ice cream stand, and it executed good enough for the party, but really, the girls most enjoyed playing with pvc […]

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How to plan a mini galentine’s party in 3 days without leaving your couch

My girls (ages 2 and 3) love parties just about as much as I do, but since adding our 7-month-old boy to the mix, I am way less motivated to use my spare time (ha) to plan a really cute party, and much more likely to use it curled up on the couch, with a […]

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