beauty

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these are the things that make up the pieces of my heart…. offering another woman a safe place to be heard and seen… because i’ll be honest, for so long i never felt heard… and i never felt seen… i think that’s true for so many of us right?!?!!? i thrive in the depths of […]

dear me | an online community for women

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Ohhh myyyy tears… I could just cry!!! When Hurricane Florence was just a few mph from being a Cat 5 hurricane the week of Sarah + Patrick’s wedding, I made the difficult decision to find a replacement photographer for my Rockwood Manor wedding — with the wedding venue being 5 hours away and my team also not […]

sarah + patrick | rockwood manor wedding

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beauty

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the dear me community….. an online community for women. a safe place to be heard, to be seen — and a safe place to open up and be vulnerable. the idea for this community was built from a place of not only wanting a safe place for MYSELF but from a deep desire to impact […]

dear me | online community for women

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I’m airhugging you…. I know you’re in this place because you LOVE your clients SO much that you want to show up for them… every chance you get – even if that means sacrificing your own time…. you’re in this place of wondering how your calendar filled up so quickly…. Asking yourself, how am I […]

How am I THIS busy?!

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if you’re on my newsletter, you know that i nerd out when it comes to understanding human behavior…. i also nerd out when it comes to interviews… is it absolutely terrible that i REALLY love making other people feel wildly uncomfortable in an effort to bring us closer?!?! i really enjoy asking the tough questions […]

two of my favorite interview questions

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beauty

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ahhhh my sweet friend, kellen, just celebrated one year over at kellen’s salon — how EXCITING!!! i am so so proud of her — in honor of celebrating one year… i wanted to share a few of my faves from our session at her salon!!!! hair — kellen’s salon ||| makeup — kristine marie makeup […]

kellen’s salon | chesapeake, virginia

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if you follow me over on the gram — then you’ve heard me talking about this recently!!!! it has been a JOY having a team — a reliable… dependable set of creatives that my clients ALSO trust!!!! i’ve been at this whole photography team for quite a while now, ten years to be exact…. and […]

three benefits of having a second shooter

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y’all….. i am SO SO SO excited about these promos — there are a TON of options and something for each of you!!!! these black friday deals are valid through cyber monday!!!! you will NOT want to miss these — and be sure to look through eachhhhh one! there’s literally something for each of you!!! […]

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

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I don’t feel well. I cannot remember a day where I felt GOOD. I constantly feel sick, extremely fatigued, and have little to no energy. I have always suffered from bad migraines, serious digestive issues, awful skin issues… heart palpitations/chest pain… lump in my throat… the works.. I never feel good. It’s such a minute-to-minute […]

my life has changed

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i cried looking through these photos after associate emily dropped off the memory cards …. emmy + john… wow!!! during emily’s debrief — all she could say is…… I LOVE THEM SO MUCH — I’M SO THANKFUL FOR THEM…. over… and over again!!!  and when i say i cried looking through these.. i really mean it… because […]

emmy + john rustic engagement session | associate photographer

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