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Today is going to be the start of something new for me.  As some of you know, I have not been one to post pictures or anything to do with my daughter since she was born…except an occasional few.  It has just been a fear of mine to put her out there in the internet world but that is about to change.  I used to blog and loved every minute of it before my daughter was born.  I used to have anything on there from decorating to food to what was on my mind that day to pictures I took to personal events going on in my life, movies and shows I was loving,  and even personal pictures of my friends and family.  I used to put it all out there but that changed when my little Isla was born…that is pronounced EYE-LA, not IS-LA,  just in case you wondering how the heck do I say that name;-).

For the past year and some, my blogging became non-existent and now I have started thinking to myself, why is that?  It was something I LOVED doing!  I know it takes a little bit of work and some effort but what doesn’t?  If you love it, you should do it!  And you should make time to do it.  Why put off something you love doing?  After starting a full-time photography business over a year ago and having some mentoring along the way, I have decided that it is time for this girl to get back to blogging.  But this time, combining both professional and personal.  It will give you an insight in to who I am, my likes, my interests, my work, and especially, what inspires me and what I work for.  One of my inspirations is Amanda Hedgepeth.  I have only recently come across her work through the amazing photography community and one of her biggest things is “Let the people you love inspire you”…And to me, that is so true and couldn’t be any more spot on!  My little one means the world to me and she is what I work for.  She is the one that if I’m having a bad day, all I have to do is look at her and her smile will brighten my day.  She is my positivity when I am down.  She gives me motivation and want to work even harder. Even those of you that don’t have kids, or may never want kids, that is completely okay!  That is what makes you YOU.  We are all different and all have different inspirations that motivate us.  So let those inspirations push you even harder and get you to where you are doing what you love…or at least something you enjoy doing.

So now that I have written a novel for the day, and if you have even kept reading this far, I thought I would share a few images of my little inspiration and what keeps me going each and every day.  So here we go…to being vulnerable, to putting myself out there. to getting to know me, and getting back to doing what I love…blogging and putting that camera in front of my face:-)

HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE AND HAPPY 1ST DAY OF PIGTAILS:-)

And I think she’s calling it a wrap for the day;-)

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It is so hard to believe that this was last Spring.  I am throughly enjoying going back through old sessions that needed to be on the blog MONTHS ago but these warm weather pictures get me very excited for Spring!!  This little guy is now walking and talking and it is amazing how fast these little ones grow up on us!  He is seriously the happiest baby with an adorable smile and a funny personality!  Some of these faces that Kellan showed me just make me laugh and I absolutely LOVE them!  This session turned into two because we got a little rained out when we first attempted to catch a few family shots!  But luckily, when we tried again, the sun was shining, Kellan was all ready to go and gave me his best smiles and silly faces, especially with the help of some maracas and dog frisbees:-)  And the best part, we were able to get the whole family for a few shots…the pups included!  And can I just say, these are two of the most well behaved dogs you will ever meet!!  “C” Family, you all are so much fun and I am so glad we were able to get some “entire” family shots:-)

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Happy Friday!  Although I have actually been in 75 degree and sunny weather all week, I know my hubby and everyone back at home and my old home up North weren’t so lucky.  So those of you that had 4 four days of rain and some topped off with snow, I thought I would share my sunshine with you that I get everyday!  Here’s a little sneak peek of my little cutie during a little Christmas shoot I attempted.  More to share from that shoot soon:-)  

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I can not tell you how much I love this sweet family!!  I was so honored to capture this special time in their lives with the arrival of their new baby girl!  I fell in love with them all the second I walked in the door!  And not to mention the cutest kiddo names ever!!  Levi and Carter!!  Love, Love, LOVE!!!  Not only was I able to get some beautiful images of Baby Carter being awake, taking a snooze, and even putting her on a HORSE SADDLE!!, but we were also able to capture a few pictures of Big Brother, Levi who had just turned 2!!  How fun that these siblings share the same birthday weekend???  Although Big Brother, Levi, was still not too sure about this new arrival of his baby sister, he did show me that adorable smile of his and even got close enough to his baby sister for a few family pictures:-)  Thank you so much “B” family for welcoming me into your home to capture such a special time in your lives!!!  I am so excited about capturing Carter’s milestones and watching her grow through the year!!!   You seriously make the cutest and sweetest babies:-)

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Welcome to the One Year Old club Miss Evelyn!! Remember this little cutie from her 6 month pictures? Well, I got to capture her again being the sweet, silly girl that she is when she turned one! This is one of the best things about my job, I get to watch these cuties grow up and let me tell you, they grow up way too quickly!! I could not believe how much Miss E had changed! It is amazing what 6 months can do! Yet again, I had so much fun with this sweet little girl and her parents.

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This family was quite the troopers!  As we were attempting to get a family picture, we may have possibly picked one of the coldest days of the year.  But that did not stop this little cutie, Miss Leilah, from smiling and being such a happy girl!  Such a sweet, sweet family!  I had such a great time with these three and maybe next time, we will have a little bit warmer weather!  Oh, and did I forget to mention how beautiful this family is?  

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Lots to come on the blog very soon but I couldn’t resist showing a few pictures from my photo shoot tonight!  It was my first gender reveal and I have to say it was amazing!  This momma-to-be’s reaction was so incredibly sweet and brought tears to my eyes!  The reaction could not have been any more PERFECT and I am beyond excited for these two and their soon-to-come BABY GIRL!  Thank you you two for letting me be part of such a special day!  

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