Germany, Debt Free Living, important in life, family

$100. Dollars Changed Our Lives | Debt Free Living

100 Dollars! It happened like that, in the blink of an eye, I was in the hospital after Amelia was born with post-partum pre-eclampsia. And that was it, that was our life event that changed the way we spent money.  John and I always thought we were good with money. We had a budget, we paid all our bills on …

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Family portraits, Wilmington NC, Family photographer, Long Leaf Park

Foster Family Session

The Foster’s Family Session One hot and humid evening, (gotta love a North Carolina summer 🙂 ) I met Heather and Jason, along with sweet little Cameron at Hugh Macrea Park, now Long Leaf Park. 🙂 Heather and I chatted back in February about her family session but Cameron got sick and then COVID, kept pushing her family session back. …

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Carolina Beach Portraits, family photos

The Knoblauch Family Session

Carolina Beach NC Family Session Due to Covid, I have only been able to meet with clients over the phone to book sessions. Kari and Jason  wanted their family portraits at the beach. So we scheduled their session at Carolina Beach the first weekend that the beach reopened to the public. Last month, Kari and Jason moved their family from …

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Senior Photographer, Wrightsville Beach Photographer, Wilmington NC Senior Photography

Noelle’s Bathing Suit Session | Senior Model Program

Senior Model Program Teenagers have more pressure than ever to be perfect or Instagram ready. Positive body image starts at a young age, some research suggests as little as age 5 both girls and boys can have body image issues. 🙁  Society, media, ads and even other women, convince women they are not enough. Thats why I have created the …

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Addie’s Bathing Suit Session | Senior Model Program

Senior Model Program My photography business practice has a stand for something I care deeply about – women seeing their real beauty. I’m not talking about the stick figure, make up covered, photoshopped models you see in every ad on this earth. I am talking about so called “flaws”. At a young age, women are trained to see their “flaws”. For …

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Wilmington NC senior portraits, high school senior, senior photographer

Kenzie’s Senior Portrait Session

Kenzie went through so much to get to the end of her senior year, so her sister, Carly, wanted to commemorate her incredible accomplishment with a gorgeous photo shoot. I offered to give her a complimentary senior portrait session. Throughout her whole life, Kenzie has had issues with her kidneys. The first half of Kenzie’s senior year was spent on …

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family photography, kids bucket list, keeping kids entertained

Kids Bucket List for Summer 2020

This post contains amazon affiliate links and I will be financially compensated if you make a purchase after clicking my links.   KIDS BUCKET LIST FOR THE SUMMER Well, virtual school is out and now I have to keep my kids entertained for ANOTHER 3 months. *insert half laughing, half crying here* We’ve spent the last 3 months home because …

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Tips and tricks for picking your senior session outfits

This post contains amazon affiliate links and I will be financially compensated if you make a purchase after clicking my links. Picking your senior session outfit I know picking out your outfit for the day is already a big decision, so when the outfit is going to be photographed, the pressure is really on. But I have some tips and …

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body positivity, family photography

“You are your worst critic” | Body Positivity

Have you done this? Look in the mirror and find a flaw in your body and fixate on it until you hate that part of yourself. I think the quote, “You are your worst critic” is so true. We have spent most of our lives looking at photoshopped images of women that aren’t real and expecting ourselves to fit into that unrealistic standard …

lesley“You are your worst critic” | Body Positivity
Wilmington NC Family Photographer, Quarantine, Covid-19, Wilmington nc, mommy and me, giveaway

Mommy and Me | Instagram Giveaway

Mother’s Day during a Pandemic Seriously, if you are anything like me you are sooo over COVID-19 right now. I know all us mamas are working our buts off at keeping life together right now. If you are anything like me you are laying on the guilt because maybe you are struggling with homeschooling, or working from home, maybe your …

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