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  If you had a chance to adventure in Kauai, would you take it? Back in September of last year, I came across a retreat and the word “Kauai” caught my eye (DREAM trip, am I right?!!) I hopped on the waitlist IMMEDIATELY and then came time to pull the trigger and book it! I’d […]

Kauai : Adventure in Paradise

1/20/2020

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    “I just need a couple of pictures, nothing crazy.”  If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that phrase… And I can’t say I blame you for thinking that way. After all, we all have a camera in our hands almost every minute of every day. The value of photos can […]

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The Value of Photos : A Humbling Lesson

8/27/2018

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First comes love… then comes marriage… You all know the rest, right? I’m here to tell you a story about the last part of that cute little song we all used to lovingly sing to our friends (insert sarcastic emoji face here). And ladies… prepare yourselves a cold compress. Baby fever is a sure thing after […]

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Love Letters + Baby Toes | Glendale , Arizona

7/17/2018

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Where are you headed this Summer?  Where ever you go – here’s what you DON’T need to be lugging along. A LOT of makeup.  You probably didn’t expect to hear that from me, right? But I’m serious. Vacations are for doing less. And that includes less time getting ready. So if you’re going to downsize […]

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Summer Make-up Bag MUST HAVES

6/01/2018

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I’m writing this to tell you about the weekend that changed my life.. and more importantly, my heart. & yes, I am ugly crying as I write this.. Only about the 30th time that’s happened in the last few days. When I signed up for the AKP Charming Retreat, I was blown away by the […]

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AKP Retreat | Charleston South Carolina | Arizona Photographer

8/23/2016

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If you know me & we’ve ever had a conversation, you’ve heard me rave about this girl. That’s how rad she is. (yes, I used the term rad – awesome just doesn’t suffice here)     Meet Stephanie Cimpean. Newlywed. Adventurer. Creative. Dreamer. Fashionista. Traveler. I’ve had the privilege of knowing her all my life – she […]

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Take Me To… Hawaii | Meet SC

8/15/2016

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Senior photos, without a doubt, one of my favorite types of sessions to photograph. No matter what generation you grew up in, what your hobbies were or who you walked through the halls with, the time you spent in high school holds some of the most significant memories of your youth. So it’s no surprise that […]

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“I Hope You Had The Time Of Your Life” – Arizona Senior Photographer

12/02/2015

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It’s our first October in Southern Maryland. Our first time seeing the changing leaves as we drive through the back roads of St. Mary’s county. Our first time seeing the fall sun setting over the Patuxent river. Our first time visiting Bowles Farm.. and experiencing the best thing this season has to offer. Their delicious […]

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OCTOBER + SOUTHERN MARYLAND LIFE

10/19/2015

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    August 4, 2015… Day 1. We set off on our adventure with a prayer & some tears. There was no set plan, but the plan didn’t matter. We were together, on OUR journey.  Everything else was just icing on the cake. AZ —–> MD     We saw the most gorgeous places, tasted a […]

To Be Continued… | MOVING TO MARYLAND

10/06/2015

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change (verb): To make or become different This word stirs up a lot of feelings in people.  excitement. fear. intrigue. anxiety.  I’ve felt every single one of those in the last couple weeks.. and then some. So what’s at the root of this melting pot of emotions? Well… in a few short months, my little band of humans […]

Chapter 2

3/26/2015