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I wrote my first post on this blog four years ago today. There were sometimes months I went without blogging but sure enough, once I set a goal to blog 100 posts in 100 days last year, I found my voice took shape here. So today, I’m sharing my first ever blog post from September […]

4th Blogiversary!

From our first email, I knew Kristin was someone I wanted to meet! She is a talented event planner, a clean living enthusiast and a world traveler. Her energy is contagious and her confidence and passion for the things she loves is addicting. I know I say this a lot, but I am so grateful […]

Branding with Kristin

It’s looking GORGEOUS up in here!!! I’m so excited to officially launch my new blog! So can I share the process with you? I had a pretty standard blog for a few years… like…FOUR YEARS… my blog scrolled aaaaaand that was about it. It had some social icons on the right and the search bar […]

New Blog Design

If there’s something you should know about me, it’s that I fall in love all the time. And I LOVE falling in love. I don’t mean romantically, (Although I fall in love with my Boo on the daily) I mean with songs. With musicals. With TV shows. Stories, brands, color palettes, movies, scents. I fall […]

Engaged In Arizona

We went to Disneyland! AND I brought my 35mm camera!! We also saw baby ducks We ate dole whip And 10 different flavors of churros We rode all the rides And ate all the food We congratulated ourselves on making it out of The Guardians of the Galaxy Ride alive We made friends with people […]

Disneyland on Film

I won’t tell you I was born with a camera in my hand. I wasn’t some child prodigy, born to be a photographer. What I was as a child was highly empathic and wildly emotional. So when I was a little girl, new to Arizona, and our storage unit was broken into, I felt my […]

It Wasn’t a Choice

About a month ago, I decided I was going to start learning film again. The first time around was uninspiring. I don’t know why but my images just didn’t have that soft, touchable film look and I set my film cameras down. For a year. When this shoot for Gabby and Jeff came around, I […]

Lakeside Sunrise Session

Everyone goes through bouts of depression at some point in their lives. At several points in our lives, actually. Sometimes we handle it well and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes it comes from something severe like the loss of someone important in our lives and sometimes it comes from nothing at all. Sometimes we are resilient […]

Hey look, a personal post

Photography is so fun! I allow myself to have a great time and be creative. I’ve grown over the years and when I’m shooting, I feel free and confident and in my element. But after a busy weekend like this last weekend, I am mentally drained. I’ve been sitting in front of my computer watching […]

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Let's be real. Planning a wedding is no walk in the park. In fact, Forbes named Event Coordinating number five on their list of Most Stressful Occupations! While there so many wedding day websites and articles out there, I wanted to create a place just for Arizona brides.

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