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p e r s o n a l . h a p p i n e s s

March 23, 2021 - Your job is to focus on my personal happiness, she said, & I've got big plans, so break time is over. - Story People Th...
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m a r c h

March 12, 2021 - March rolls in like a lion with bluster and slam. And tiptoes out gently like a quiet little lamb. In like a lion an...
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e y e s

March 11, 2021 - The world only exists in your eyes, you can make it as big or as small as you want. Someone needs to get this sweet boy...
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g r e a t e s t . g i f t

March 02, 2021 - The greatest gift our parents gave us, was each other. This party of five brought the joy and energy to their littlest...
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r e c h a r g e

February 25, 2021 - Can't talk, I'm recharging. This sweet girl was eager to see what her big brother was up to at all times! Big brother t...
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e x a c t . m o m e n t

February 10, 2021 - You have never been in this exact moment before, so you dont need to pretend like you know exactly what to do. - Flying...
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d r e a m . l i f e

February 04, 2021 - I don’t know how to find the world that lives in my dreams, but in all of them you are there so I think that is the plac...
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f o r e v e r

January 30, 2021 - For a long time, there were only your footprints & laughter in our dreams & even from such small things, we knew we coul...
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p u p p y !

December 22, 2020 - All I want for Christmas... is... this exact puppy. OMG. - me This puppy is the sweetest, cutest, snuggliest guy you co...
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h o m e

December 19, 2020 - There is no one who comes here that does not know this is a true map of the world, with you there in the center, making...
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s t a r s

December 17, 2020 - You've got stars in your eyes There's a whole world out there for you Herbie Hancock This sweet little one has grown...
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d r e a m e r

December 13, 2020 - I don’t know how to find the world that lives in my dreams, but in all of them you are there so I think that is the plac...
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a d v e n t u r e

December 12, 2020 - When I first saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen. Winnie-the-Pooh This sweet boy is on the GO! He was sure...
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k n o w . l o v e

December 11, 2020 - Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is. The coolest th...
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g o o d

December 09, 2020 - When you focus on the good, the good gets better. Want to know the secret tell-tale sign that you have raised some awes...
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l a u g h t e r

December 08, 2020 - The first time his laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same. Story People...
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f a l l . l i f e

December 03, 2020 - Life starts all over again, when it gets crisp in the fall. - F. Scott Fitzgerald I have absolutely no idea how anyone...
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w o o f

December 01, 2020 - You had me at woof! This sweet new puppy brought along some of my absolute favorite people to her session! Pup came aro...
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h o m e

November 30, 2020 - Home is wherever I'm with you. This lovely family wins for being the quickest to photograph, always!! These sweet broth...
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n e x t . b i g . t h i n g

November 29, 2020 - Gathering up all the sticks she can before someone else figures out they're the next big thing.-flying edna How sweet i...
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g l a d

November 27, 2020 - There's so little I need these days. Walking together, talking & laughing. Letting you know I’m glad to have you here. -...
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s o m e t i m e s

November 17, 2020 - Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit. - Winnie-the-Pooh Mom and Dad could not be more smitten with this...
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i l l . c o m e . r u n n i n g

October 31, 2020 - You just call out my name And you know wherever I am I'll come running, oh yeah baby, to see you again. James Taylor...
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w o r l d

March 02, 2020 - "The world only exists in your eyes, you can make it as big or as small as you want." This sweet boy has those "hey gir...
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w i t h i n

February 25, 2020 - What lies before us, and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Oliver Wendell Holmes It was a br...
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w i l d . a n d . p r e c i o u s

January 29, 2020 - What will you do with your one wild and precious life? This sweet girl brought all the expression to her 6 mo session!...
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e v e r y t h i n g

January 14, 2020 - Nothing feels more like everything than love. Story People I am convinced that everyone in life is just trying to see t...
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t i n y . h u m a n

December 15, 2019 - Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. - Winnie the Pooh This tiny human brought a little c...
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f l y

December 14, 2019 - The way you run, feet barely touching the ground, I know we can still learn to fly. - Story People This family is ready...
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l i s t e n

December 11, 2019 - There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen. Rumi Guess who is ready to be a big brother?! THIS GUY! In all honestl...
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m a p

December 10, 2019 - There is no one who comes here that does not know this is a true map of the world, with you there in the center, making...
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s e c r e t

December 07, 2019 - The secret to having it all, is knowing you already do. I always look forward to seeing this awesome crew! Big brother...
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c l o s e r

December 03, 2019 - The best feeling in the world is being pulled closer. This might have been the calmest, wide-eyed little one that I hav...
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m i n d s e t

December 02, 2019 - Your life is as good as your mindset. I had so much fun with this awesome family! Mom and Dad are a pure delight to han...
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j o y f u l

November 29, 2019 - It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful. This pair of sweet brothers could not be mo...
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b e a u t y

November 26, 2019 - To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. - Aristotle We had our sights set on...
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v o i c e . i n . m y . h e a r t

November 25, 2019 - I don't know who we'll become in the days ahead. I only know the quiet voice in my heart that says we'll become it toget...
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p r a c t i c a l l y . p e r f e c t

November 24, 2019 - Practically perfect in every way. - Mary Poppins I was greeted by two completely conversational littles right away at 9...
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l o v e d

November 18, 2019 - Twinkle, twinkle little star, Do you know how loved you are? This sweet boy really wanted to be outside to see the sno...
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k i s s e s

November 15, 2019 - If kisses were snowflakes I'd send you a blizzard. Seeing this adorable family come full circle from engagement, to wed...
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e a s y . m a g i c

November 14, 2019 - The easiest magic I know is when you remember how fiercely we just want to love eachother all up & it turns the whole wo...
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g l i t t e r i n g . e y e s

November 12, 2019 - And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in t...
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w h o l e . h e a r t

November 09, 2019 - Before this life with you, I never said thank you with my whole heart because before this life with you I never knew...
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h e a r t

February 22, 2017 - "Your heart beats because of our love, our hearts beat stronger because of you." These two are the absolute sweetest. T...
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a m a z i n g

February 15, 2017 - "Because when you stop and look around, life is pretty amazing." I can not tell you how lovely it is to watch this beau...
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f a i r y . t a l e

January 31, 2017 - {Sometimes, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.} I have to admit, knowing these two pa...
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h e a r t . l o v e

January 25, 2017 - {In all the word there is no heart for me like yours, in all the world there is no love for you like mine.} Maya Angelou...
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c o n n e c t e d . b y . h e a r t

January 06, 2017 - {Side by side, or miles apart, family is always connected by heart!} When family gathers from both Wisconsin + Texas, y...
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l o o k . f o r . i t

December 14, 2016 - {Children see magic because they look for it.} So happy to reconnect with this beautiful family! This lovely lady is fu...
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m a g i c

April 15, 2016 - {'I don't believe in magic.' The young boy said. The old man smiled. 'You will when you see her.'} Atticus Met up with...
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s p r e a d . l o v e

March 25, 2016 - {Spread love wherever you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.} Mother Teresa This little boy is MA...
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l i t t l e

March 03, 2016 - {Little things? Little moments?... They aren't little.} Loooooove love love this sweet little one's fresh newborn wrink...
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w a i t i n g . t o . b e . k n o w n

March 02, 2016 - {Someone incredible is waiting to be known.} We had a little glimpse of spring time this past weekend! Set the mood of...
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m a n y . w a y s

March 01, 2016 - {There are so many ways to be in love.} Yrsa Daley-Ward I don't think it can get more real life than those first few da...
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w o r t h . m e l t i n g

February 25, 2016 - {Some people are worth melting for.} Olaf the Snow Man Had so much fun hanging out with these two at Olin Park! We were...
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d r e a m . b i g

February 22, 2016 - {Dream big little one!} This little lady has changed so much in 6 months! From the sweetest little baby - to a thoughtf...
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e x a c t l y . s o

February 19, 2016 - {There is nothing more I ask of this life than this moment, exactly so. & suddenly forever seems like too short a time.}...
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b o t h

February 08, 2016 - {there is peaceful. there is wild. i am both at the same time.} sum I have been loving the new rush of lifestyle sessio...
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b r o t h e r s . t e a m m a t e s

February 04, 2016 - {Brothers = Teammates.} This sweet little boy had some big shoes to fill... or shall I say helmet? His big brother was...
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n e v e r . i m a g i n e d

February 01, 2016 - {I never imagined back when I thought I knew so much about Love that I could sit here silently in the early morning with...
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s o . b e g i n s

January 29, 2016 - {And so begins the best journey of them all.} Meet the newest Wisconsin native! His mommy and daddy are transplants fro...
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t h e r e . y o u . a r e

January 26, 2016 - {Everywhere I imagine being alive, there you are & all I can do is say thank you to a universe that has you in it.} St...
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h e a r t . s m i l e

January 18, 2016 - {Find the one who makes your heart smile, and keep them.} This girl is the absolute sweetest. She basically fit in just...
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w o n d e r f u l . t h o u g h t

January 14, 2016 - {What a wonderful thought it is, that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet.} These two are so lovely...
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w e l c o m e

January 11, 2016 - {Welcome to the adventure, little one.} This little guys is the curliest little sweet heart. He Just wanted to be all k...
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h u g s

January 06, 2016 - {Hugs make everything better.} It is truly something to watch another family grow that isn't your own. I see it a lot i...
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w a y . h o m e

December 30, 2015 - {Maybe this is how it always is, that we think we go into the world alone & lose ourselves there until, at last, Love ca...
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t h e r e . y o u . a r e

December 22, 2015 - {Everywhere I imagine being alive, there you are & all I can do is say Thank You to a universe that has you in it.} Stor...
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g o o d . t h o u g h t s

December 21, 2015 - {If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will always look lovely!} Ronald Dah...
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w i t h . y o u

December 18, 2015 - {There are people who believe we stand alone, whole & complete & perhaps that's true, but all I know is there are parts...
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m a g i c

December 16, 2015 - {'I don't believe in magic,' the young boy said. The old man smiled, 'You will, when you see her.'} Such a beautiful da...
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e v e r y t h i n g . i s . e v e r y t h i n g

December 15, 2015 - {Everything is everything.} These kids! They are truly everything. Now that their littlest sister is here they are clea...
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m i s c h i e f

December 08, 2015 - {Uncles are there to help a child get into mischief they haven't even thought of yet.} Loved this idea of a combo famil...
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t h o u s a n d . w o r d s

December 01, 2015 - {The Eskimos have a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love.} These two brothers have got to be...
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i . a m . w h a t . i . a m

November 30, 2015 - {I am what I am! That's a great thing to be! If I say so myself.} Dr. Seuss This blue-eyed beauty was quite adorable wi...
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h e a r t

November 24, 2015 - {I will hold you in my heart, until I can hold you in my arms.} Such a beautiful couple these two are! They are so swee...
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k y l e

September 11, 2015 - {It is still so new & all we see is the empty space, but that is not how it is in the landscape of the heart. There, the...
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s n o w f l a k e

March 16, 2015 - {If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.} It is a good thing we had a chance to go play in the snow - becau...
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r e m i n d . m e

March 10, 2015 - {Because you remind me of everything in this life there is to love.} Story People These two have a beautiful history to...
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i n . y o u r . c h e s t

February 23, 2015 - {Someday, I hope you have a child fall asleep on your chest & in that moment, with the soft whisper of their breath a...
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q u i c k . p l a y f u l . c u r i o u s . s t r o n g

January 29, 2015 - {She is quick and playful and curious and strong.} Kate Spade This adorable girl and her family made their way from Chi...
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s w e e t . s a g e

January 23, 2015 - {And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, "Oh, there you are. I've been looking for you."} We have left the birth...
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g o o d . h e a r t

January 08, 2015 - {No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.} THIS kid has the coolest smile ever! Contagious is an understate...
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b e a u t i f u l . e y e s

January 07, 2015 - {He has beautiful eyes the kind you could get lost in and I guess I did.} s.b This little boys has his model looks do...
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f u n

January 06, 2015 - {Girls just wanna have fun.} It has been a while since I have had a chance to play with a 1 month old! Her gazes and wi...
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t o u g h . t e a m

January 05, 2015 - {Tough times don't last - tough teams do.} I was hardly in the presence of this family for 5 minutes before I understoo...
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r o o t s . r e m a i n

January 02, 2015 - {Like branches on a tree, they all grow in different directions, yet their roots remain as one.} This family is just fu...
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2 0 1 4 . r e v i e w

December 31, 2014 - Gahhh! Emotions are running high. It wasn't just the pregnancy hormones that had me all misty eyed while putting togethe...
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r o c k s t a r

December 29, 2014 - {Rockstar status!} This little rockstar started out a two part session with lots of spunk! He wasn't having my jokes at...
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y o u ' r e . h e r e

December 23, 2014 - {I know you don't remember the exact day but we all do & it felt to us like the whole world relaxed knowing it would all...
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d a y . o l d e r

December 22, 2014 - {Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older.} Peter Pan This little boy has the trifecta...
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w o n d e r

December 16, 2014 - {It's the most wonder ful time of the year!} These GIRLS! I literally could spend a whole day with them. I got the impr...
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m a k e . l i f e . b i g

December 11, 2014 - {It's the little things that make life big.} The anticipation has been so great for this beautiful lady - Momma + Daddy...
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y o u . j u s t . k n o w

December 09, 2014 - {How do you know? she said & the answers fell like feathers, or the first snowflakes of November, light & without words.
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d a y . b y . d a y

December 05, 2014 - {Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different...} C.S. Lewis I knew I l...
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b e s t . p a r e n t s

December 04, 2014 - {The best parents get promoted to grandparents.} There is something about Monona families. I just love them all.:] We s...
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s u g a r . p l u m

December 03, 2014 - {Visions of sugar plums danced in her head.} Such a sweet little lady this one is! Lots of sleepy smiles. Big brother w...
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d a u g h t e r . f r i e n d

December 02, 2014 - {A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.} Love watching this beautiful family grow up! Hard to believe...
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h e a r t b e a t s

November 26, 2014 - {Her heart beats because of their love, their love is stronger because of her.} If this sweet big brother is any indica...
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l e t . t h e m

November 25, 2014 - {Let them be little.} This sweet girl has the coolest hair - so thick + shiny, and with a mind of its own! It totally m...
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o r d i n a r y . l i f e

November 24, 2014 - {Time stands still best in moments that suspiciously look like ordinary life.} Story Peopple It was a rainy foggy Satur...
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f a v o r i t e

November 19, 2014 - {I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite!} Buddy Elf How sweet are these three kids? Loved meeting them + their pa...
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h o l i g i g g l e

November 18, 2014 - {Giggle until your belly hurts and then just a bit more.} This little one is ready for a giggly, adorable winter season...
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s o . m a n y

March 25, 2014 - {There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.} With hand written vows, and close family and friends around - this s...
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s i s t e r s

March 18, 2014 - {Sisters don't need words. They have perfected their own secret language of smiles, sniffs, sighs, gasps, winks, + eye...
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l a u g h t e r

March 14, 2014 - {The first time her laughter unfurled its wings in the wind, we knew that the world would never be the same.} Story Peo...
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s m i l e . w e a r i n g

February 21, 2014 - {By the way I'm wearing the smile you gave me.} Loved smiling right back at this sweet boy. His is natural mohawk is gr...
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b r i g h t . e y e s

February 20, 2014 - {One small positive thought in the morning can change a whole day.} At just about one month old - this thoughtful + spu...
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f u l l . o f . l i g h t

February 18, 2014 - {So full of light, I watch it overflow. A lovely mystery.} JJ Heller Such a happy baby boy, this one. Took a break here...
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s u g a r

February 12, 2014 - {If snowflakes were kisses, I'd send you a blizzard.} It was surely snow falling from the sky - not sugar, but these tw...
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b a b y . m a k e s . t h r e e

February 07, 2014 - {I feel the start of something new.} This baby is going to officially make a party of 3. Not only for momma and daddio,...
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l a s h e s

February 04, 2014 - {Love is when you look into someones eyes - and see their heart.} This one was born for something great. I know because...
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e m o t i o n a l . m o n d a y

January 27, 2014 - Every time I clicked the shutter release - Liam was sporting a new pose. He had all the emotions of the rainbow - withou...
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1 , 0 9 6

January 22, 2014 - {When people asked how old he was, he would say 1009365, more or less, because he was so glad to be alive that he count...
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e x a c t l y

January 21, 2014 - {This is exactly where you are meant to be - at this very moment.} It was a beautiful + comforting service, at the end...
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w i n d

January 14, 2014 - {If you hold on to the handle, she said, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. But it's more fun if you just...
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l o n g . t i m e

January 10, 2014 - {He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a long time.} Story People...
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f r e e z e . i t . o u t

January 08, 2014 - I genuinely appreciated having a day or two to just freeze it out. Admittedly not at first. But usually when I put a hap...
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s n o w . g l i t t e r

January 06, 2014 - {How long do you want to be loved? Is forever enough?} They wanted snow + got it! Glittery, blurry, chilly, and beautif...
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h o m e . i s

January 03, 2014 - {Home is whenever I'm with you.} They met at a women's music festival, in Michigan. First date was in Ohio. Entire stat...
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a . m o m e n t

December 31, 2013 - I'm not trying to say a bunch of emotional things here, it's not my forte. [Though, I do love me some thoughtful quotati...
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p a n t s

December 27, 2013 - Sometimes my middle babe wakes up with pants on his head. [To keep his hairs warm.] Touched up his nail polish in exchan...
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s n o w

December 23, 2013 - Despite my intentions to stay inside next to the fire for the entire weekend. I was nominated [in a show of hands from t...
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s u g a r

December 18, 2013 - Couple snaps of the recent family happenings, shortly after wrapping up holiday sessions last week! xoxo ***...
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d r e a m

December 16, 2013 - {I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time...
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a l l . i s . c a l m

December 13, 2013 - {All is calm. All is bright.} This sweet little one didn't want to miss a thing. Calm - and bright eyed with all his mi...
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h a i r

December 11, 2013 - {Hairstylist: A genuine person who touches more hearts than hair.} Hair brought our friendship together - but now I rea...
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y o u . a r e . l i f e

December 10, 2013 - {You are life.} Mastery of Love - Don Miguel Ruiz Had an absolute blast photographing the families of Fountain of Life...
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s t a r t . e n d

December 09, 2013 - {Other things may change. But we start and end with family.} Lots of changes and even a new face since I saw these love...
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b r o t h e r . s i s t e r

December 06, 2013 - {Having a sibling is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. Whatever you do, they'll still be there.} These tw...
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s i s t e r s

December 04, 2013 - {Sisters by chance. Friends by choice.} These sisters [all three of them] wanted to use a session to thank their parent...
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w a n d e r

December 03, 2013 - {Not all who wander are lost.} We are neighbors! Sort of at least - east siiiiide. Right? Moving on. We played a little...
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l e t s . b e g i n

December 02, 2013 - {Lets begin by taking a smallish nap... or two.} Winnie the Pooh Absolutely love this family in sooooo many ways. They...
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a r c h i v e