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When I was nine years old I played Rocky Top at my first and only piano recital.  Whether you’re a University of Tennessee fan or not, if you grow up in the state of Tennessee then you grow up singing Rocky Top, and the line in the chorus “Home sweet home to me” always seems to […]

Dance, Photography, Portraits, Seniors

July 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home to Me

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“But why?” That is the question my husband asked me about 6 weeks ago when I told him I wanted to go to Team Beachbody Coach Summit. He understood when I traveled to Illinois in early March to spend three days with my photography business mentor and a mastermind group of photographers since it was […]

Business, Personal

July 12, 2019

The Business that Built Me

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I am so excited to announce my Celebrating Motherhood: Mama & Me Petite Portrait Session charity event happening throughout the month of May and benefiting The CURED Foundation. The CURED Foundation was founded by Ellyn and Fred Kodroff following their daughter’s diagnosis with an eosinophilic disease back in 2003.  Since then the CURED Foundation has […]

Business, Photography, Portraits

April 29, 2019

Celebrating Motherhood

Mama and Me Portrait
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“…we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us…” –Brene’ Brown   When I started my business in 2017, it was after years of feeling a stirring deep within my soul that I was being called to use photography to capture life for others.  I know that sounds […]

Portraits, Seniors

April 12, 2019

Called to Capture

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If you read my last post then you know that I have been a photographer for more than two decades.  However, after graduating from undergrad I did not pursue photography professionally.  You may know that my other great passion is the education of young children, so while I was pursuing a teaching career, I treated […]


April 5, 2019

What’s on My Bookshelf?

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  A few weeks ago I took my oldest daughter, Lily Catherine, downtown for a fun dance portrait session and some mother-daughter bonding time, and if you’re hanging out with me on Instagram or Facebook then you’ve probably seen the photo I captured of her in historic Printer’s Alley doing a toe stand in her […]


March 29, 2019

Drawing with Light

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