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Just Get Up

August 16, 2015


Improving Your Life, Waking Up Early with Starbucks

There really is no other way to say this than – – JUST GET UP. So my challenge to YOU and to myself is to start the day at the crack of dawn. Now if you are anything like me, you love your sleep and love to sleep in. For as long as I an remember I  have never gotten up early. I refused to take 8am classes in college because I literally just COULDN’T DO IT. Then when I did take them – it wasn’t pretty. Since I have been married I have watched my husband get up early and start his day with a cup of tea and the Bible. Even on days off he is up at the crack of dawn. Even though he is really inspring, I still slept in. Recently I have been spending a lot of time with Caroline from Posh PR doing her “Doll Dates” and she has encouraged me to get up early as she does. Truth is – – you get more done if you get up early. You are more productive. I have found that with owning my own business my days FLY BY and I don’t have enough time when I sleep late. So, I’ve been doing it- – I’ve been getting up early. Lately its been 7-7:30 but my goal is 6 (it was 10). Its not easy, and there is no way to make it easy. So grab a cup of joe and JUST GET UP!

Make it fun!!!

Improving Your Life, Waking Up Early with Starbucks


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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


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