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2016 Shoot & Share Contest

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The week we welcomed Isla Pearl into the world, I’d also found out that one of my images had placed in the Top 20 of the Shoot & Share Contest.  This is a yearly contest that allows photographers from all over the world to enter their best work from the year!  The images are then judged anonymously in a contest that spans several weeks!  This year there were over 225,000 photos entered into 25 different categories.  I was so excited . . .

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Fresh 48 & Studio Newborn Sessions

Isla Pearl

The past month has stretched me in ways I never thought possible, but whenever I look at these images I can’t help but be filled with an unimaginable amount of love and gratitude.  The journey of bringing Isla into the world was a whirlwind.  Perhaps one day I’ll be able to share her brith story, but for now I’m still dealing with the emotional and physical ups and downs of it all – – but . . .

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Some BIG news + changes for 2016…

Incase I haven’t gotten a chance to tell you yet…we’re having a BABY! Crazy! I know, right?! Bill and I are over-the-moon excited to venture into the amazing journey of being parents! We found out towards the end of summer while I was away shooting a few destination sessions!! The reality of being pregnant didn’t really set in until a couple weeks ago when I blinked and was already HALFWAY through my pregnancy! Since finding . . .

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Malibu on Film

On my way out to Santa Barbara, I spent a couple of days in Malibu to relax and explore.  Taking time out of the crazy hectic season and just watch the sunrise can bring about so much peace and happiness.  Malibu has always been a special place to Bill and I, and even though I desperately wished he was there with me to see this – – I also realized that maybe this sunrise was . . .

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Montego Bay Jamaica

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Bill and I got to take a little relaxing trip to Montego Bay Jamaica earlier this winter!  It was absolutely wonderful to relax and enjoy the sunshine!  It was our first time staying at an all-inclusive resort, and MAN, is that the way to go! Our time a Secrets Wild Orchid was absolutely incredible!  I even got to watch a beautiful wedding take place right on the beach.  Of course I snuck my camera in . . .

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