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This is the first time I’ve blogged anything personal in a long time. This post will serve multiple purposes. For starters, I’m terribly late on Noah’s 12 year photo session, but with good reason. The last 6 months have been horrific for our family. I would explain it all, but I’m not writing a book […]

children, personal

October 11, 2018

Noah. Age 12.5.


About a month ago, we withdrew our son from public school. It’s still hard for me to grasp we made this decision. Getting to this point was a stressful, tearful experience. We’d always pictured Noah having the public school experience Tim and I had. One month later, we have no regrets and we’re realizing he […]

Homeschool, personal

December 4, 2017

Matthews Academy. When Homeschool is really Home’s Cool.

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Some of you know that along with being a photographer and business owner, I’m also a Registered Nurse. Before I started my business and during the first few years after I launched, I was also working as a critical care staff nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital. When I left the hospital to take my business […]

personal, volunteerism

September 21, 2017

Still a nurse.


Last year we attended our first dog swim with Annie and Wrangler. Each end of summer, Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond holds an open swim at Ashcreek Recreation Center’s pool as a fundraiser. Although we foster for Lab Rescue of the LRCP, we have no problem supporting other rescues with the same mission! We were […]

dogs, personal

September 13, 2017

End of Summer Dog Swim

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You may have heard…my Noah finished out his elementary school years and is on to middle school in the fall. I’m so proud of all he accomplished and the goals he’s reached. This afternoon, he couldn’t hold back the tears when leaving the staff and his teachers. It broke my heart at how much he […]


June 16, 2017

Middle school or bust.