instagram spotlight

It’s no secret around here that I love Instagram. Like. love. it. It’s my favorite phone app and really the only reason I wanted a smart phone (I’m only half joking). Anyway, I follow a lot of people on Instagram. There are so many accounts I follow that inspire me in a million ways, but […]

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my favorite film photos from 2014

It has been a while since I usedย my film camera. In 2014, I shot almost exclusivelyย with it, butย when the holidays rolled around I picked my DSLR back upย (since I would be taking so many more photos and having the digital files were much easier to share). It’s great to mix things up, and I’m glad […]

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portrait photographer : my nieces

Our Christmas trip back home was a whirlwind. After arriving in Houston at noon on the 23rd, we had to almost immediately drive to Austin to visit Whitney’s grandmother and to take my younger niece back home. We did make a (literal) ten minute stop in Old Town Spring to grab some photos of my […]

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christmas elf

My grandmother sent my niece a little Christmas dress for her birthday, so naturally we had to have a little Christmas themed shoot. She’s not as enthusiastic about taking pictures as I am, but she humored me for a few minutes to get some shots. It was all by chance that her bow matched the […]

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instagram snaps that get a lot of bad flack

It’s no secret that I love Instagram and use it often, but in this social media age, we as a human race have found yet another means by which to attack people (if attack seems too strong a word for you, you may substitute “ridicule”, “judge”, or “condescend”). Yes, I am talking about making fun […]

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autumn

Last night I had to drive a teenager to hockey practice for one of my nanny jobs. To escape the freezing ice box, and at his insistence, I opted to sit just out front. I sat on a rock to read, and as the light began to change and the temperatures cooled, I suddenly had […]

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Project Life

I’m about finished with this past year’s Project Life album. I just need to finish some journaling and order Instagram prints (by the way – what is a good app to print these directly from your Instagram feed and not from your phone gallery?). As I’m sure I’ve said before, I love printing photos and […]

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#100happydays

In an effort to bring myself out of the funk I’ve been finding myself in lately, I’ll be joining the 100 Happy Days challenge. You can find more info here, but all you do is take a photo a day of something that made you happy. It’s that simple, and I start today. I’ll be […]

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our gallery wall

I’m so excited to finally have my collected photos and prints up on display as a gallery wall! This little wall of happy boosts my mood every time I look at it (which I often do, as it’s straight across from my spot on the couch). There are a lot of tutorials for putting up […]

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Project Life

Today I’m going to talk about Project Life. If you haven’t heard about it, you can read all about it here (and watch a short video). It’s a memory keeping system, like scrapbooking, but much simpler. I scrapbooked for years…ever since my freshman year of high school when my English teacher assigned us a scrapbook. […]

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