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the mackey family

There’s a history here. The amazingly beautiful woman in these pictures?  Her name is Brooke.  And I’ve known her for 13 years. This means that for the past 13 years, I’ve known love.  And laughing so hard that my sides hurt.  I’ve known what it feels like to be listened to – the kind of […]

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camping

Six kids ages 2-8. Thunderstorms. A skunk that wasn’t afraid of us.  (I was most certainly afraid of him) Frogs. Snake warnings. And amazing friends. “I’m not sleepy, mommy!” Releasing their frogs into the wild… “Look, Mom!  I caught a fish!!!”   Worn out toddlers who refused to nap.   These boys…   This happened […]

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share the love…

So I’m starting something new…  And here’s why. For a while now I’ve had two problems…  First of all, mini-sessions grate on me.  Big time.  There has always been something that didn’t quite fit how I view people and their stories.  It was one location that I picked and I felt like the experience left […]

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kelly & remer

All of the stories I get the privilege of documenting are personal for me.  It’s the only way I can shoot.  And…well…the people become a part of my life. But this one?  Extra personal. While we lived in the Wheaton area, we had the privilege of getting to know some college students.  They became family: […]

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from 1 to 3

Though I entered motherhood unexpectedly, during those 9 months of freaking out and wondering how on earth I could raise a kid without losing him or her, I reached a few conclusions. I would give myself fully to my kids.  The very best I could do.  100%.  They would eat their veggies.  They would be […]

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