I’m writing today with the heaviest of hearts. When I was little (I mean, VERY little. Think like 5ish years young) we got a kitten. Okay, we got two kittens. But one was mine, whether anyone liked it or not. I named her Chubby even though she was the runt of the litter, and even though I probably had no idea what Chubby meant. I’m pretty sure it was because I thought her cheeks were so chubby and squishable. 🙂

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She followed me everywhere. She slept on my bed. She listened to my elementary school troubles. She listened to my middle school drama. She followed me when I moved bedrooms. She was by my side when I was sick. When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.

I sat with her through her shots, through surgery, through infections. I laid out in the lawn under the warm sun with her when her bones started to ache from kitty arthritis.

My little kid brain imagined her being like my kitty nanny. She took care of me when I felt like I had no one else to turn to. We were inseparable.

Until yesterday. Yesterday, at least 18 years after we first said hello, we said goodbye for the last time.

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Goodbye, my special girl. I will love you forever.



Holiday.Sessions » 2014

As I’m already booking into mid-October now (WOW. Thank you!) I’ve begun to think about the holidays earlier.

As last year’s sessions went over well, I’ll be offering them again this year! Like last year, they’ll be up to one hour of coverage, require $30 retainer, and there will be three package options:

Elf’s Package:
(1) 8×10 print
(50) Holiday Cards
»» $100 total    (savings of $80!)

Rudolph’s Package:
(1) 8×10 print
(100) Holiday Cards
»» $125   (savings of $95! — best deal!)

Santa’s Package:
(1) 11×14 print
(100) Holiday Cards
»» $140    (savings of $80!)

Since I know a lot of you like to have the digital files w/ print release, and since I’m introducing these special Holiday Sessions so early, I’ll be giving a special deal for my Fall Mini Sessions!

When you book a Fall Mini Session with me, you can add on 50 Holiday Cards for only $50 (regularly $70) or 100 Holiday Cards for just $90 (regularly $110!)

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Holiday Sessions will need to take place by December 1st to qualify, or your cards may not be ready to send out for the holidays.

Time slots will go fast, so email me sooooon! I would absolutely hate to get too busy to include your wonderful faces!

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Class.of.2014 » grad invites

Seniors:  it’s time to start thinking about graduation parties and invitations!

I’ll be sending out your official emails on the 15th to start talking designs, but if you already have some ideas, PLEASE email me/message me/text me/whatever so that I can get a head start! 🙂

If you’ve seen some designs that you liked, show me! I’ll do my best to capture the aspects you love.

Below I’ll post some designs I’ve done in the past (and some for this year that I’ve been doing just messing around) in case you need to spark some inspiration!  Your design can be done in one of these sort of templates, or made completely from scratch to match your unique personality.

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Hey folks! Today I wanted to talk a little bit more in-depth about my Holiday Sessions.  As previously mentioned, I am offering Holiday Sessions this year, starting at $100!  

I know this time of year gets so super busy, it’s very easy to lose track of things and put them off until the last minute. That’s why I wanted to offer a set of sessions that were affordable, quick, and all-inclusive.  The sessions are only an hour long, and each package option features a large print for your wall, as well as a set of Holiday Cards made from your photo(s)!  All for one low price. So there’s no excuse to say you don’t have time or you just forgot!  Call, text, message, or email me asap and I will take care of everything. Check that off your holiday to-do list 😉

Aaaand, in case you’re curious, here’s a gallery of holiday card designs that I offer!  Each one is customizable to your needs 🙂



Friends, the holidays are all about sharing and cherishing the love in our lives. Let me help you capture the memory of the season and share it with your loved ones.

If you want more information, or if you’re interested in setting up a session, contact me today!