Category Archives: Life

6 Years After the Fire

So yesterday, October 10th, officially marked six years since the day of our house fire. There are some days it doesn’t feel like that long ago – especially when people are burning things other than leaves and firewood… and even then I can get a little shaky. And of course there are aspects of that…

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There Is No “Just” in Adoption

I’ve shared many a post about what not to say to someone struggling with infertility and shared some of the hurtful things people have said to us. One of the hardest things to be asked was “Why don’t you just adopt?” Yes – I am now the mother of a beautiful little girl thanks to…

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Playtime with Marlee

As a photographer – I’m sure a lot of people think that I’m just constantly taking pictures of this little lady. But the truth is – I rarely pull out my big camera on a daily basis. I grab it for special occasions and her monthly pictures and that’s pretty much it. I typically end…

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Here Comes Busy Season!

  Well tomorrow marks my last free weekend until mid to late November. I’m super grateful for all the work coming up to help pay for our extra Marlee expenses, but I’ll be real – I’m a little nervous too! October is always the busiest month of the year for photographers. Everyone seems to want…

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Life: Loving My Imperfect Body

The hubby and I have been having some really candid body image conversations lately. It’s a topic that’s important to me as a woman, as someone who struggled (and sometimes still does) with this a lot, and as a mother of a daughter. Obviously life with a baby means that my schedule has dramatically shifted…

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Marlee’s Five Month Session | Sullivan, IL

It seems crazy to think that our sweet little love is five months old yesterday! We can’t believe how big she’s gotten in such a short amount of time and she’s trying to be more and more independent every day! She’s started enjoying little bits of oatmeal cereal and rice cereal. She’s the queen of…

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Life: Thoughts on Exercise

You know… For years I had an on again, off again relationship with exercise over the years. I found exercise at a young age in an attempt to lose weight and then it became an unhealthy obsession. I found ways to work out as often as possible throughout the day to burn as many calories…

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32…

If you’ve been here for any length of time I’m sure you’ve read my birthday posts over the years. You’ll know I’m not a fan of my birthday – not because I hate aging but because I dislike being the center of attention. The past few years have been hard with the infertility struggle and…

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Connections & Photography

You know, I feel really really blessed with the clients who have found their way to me. Over the years I’ve been blessed to work with so many amazing, talented and wonderful people who are beautiful inside and out! In addition to these people being amazing all on their own – it’s insanely fun finding…

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Why You Might Stay Silent

So this could be about a lot of things. It could be about mental health like depression, anxiety, etc. It could be about something that happened in your past. Or it could be about infertility, miscarriages, even an abortion… The decision to share our personal stories… especially the hard stuff… is a deeply personal decision….

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