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A photographer’s greatest plea: Think before you filter.

Hey, you! I see you over there, applying a Ludwig filter to your next Instagram post. Can I bug you for a minute? Before we dig in, I have to tell you: This post has been sitting in my “drafts” folder for months. It’s a topic I’ve been dancing around, but it needed time to […]

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Hello, 28!

It’s undeniable; I’m now in my late twenties – woot, woot! To celebrate, I’ve curated 28 offbeat, little-known facts about the past 28 years. Prepare for travel mishaps, bizarre only-child symptoms, and my first memory (from the chapter entitled “When Petting Zoos Attack”). Do I have your attention? Here we go! 1. I started writing […]

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Three Vignettes: Everest, Ice Cream & Spelling Bees

Vignette [vin-yet] 1. any small, pleasing picture or view. 2. a small, graceful literary sketch. 1.)    In 2010, I trekked to Everest Base Camp. Almost. During a six month backpacking odyssey, my now-husband & I decided to go trekking in Nepal. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think about those mountains – my idea of heaven! We made it to nearly 17,000 feet […]

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Why We Celebrate Two Wedding Anniversaries

Because I invest so much time in learning my couples’ unique stories, I thought it might be fun to share my own. Well, at least a small piece for today. As many of you know, my husband & I celebrated our one-year anniversary last month. On June 7, 2013, we said our vows & whooped […]

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Brand Shoot with Photographs by Jenna Leigh

With the big launch coming fast, I needed some fresh images to help breathe this brand to life.  So last month, I ventured to a little town near Madison, WI for a shoot with Jenna Kutcher of Photographs by Jenna Leigh. In terms of style & aesthetic, Jenna is my soul sister. Not only is […]

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Wednesday Wanderings: The Next Adventure!

When I was a little girl, we had this towering bookcase of old National Geographic magazines. I would run my fingers along their tell-tale gold spines, trying to choose an edition to pull & read: Uganda Up-Close, Whale Poaching in the North Sea, Balinese Temples. These geographic snippets gave me butterflies, as visions of gilded […]