Photo of the Week!

Just because this woman is my other half.

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There’s a special bond when you’ve been friends for 17 years. More like sisters than friends ❤

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New Opportunities and Favorite Memories

I have totally neglected my website as of late and I feel terrible! I have good reason, though:

I’m a nanny! This is my first week caring for the cute kiddos, so I’ve been trying to fall into a routine. I get to hang out with a toddler all day and read Frozen books, swing, color and decipher babble. 😉

I’m also a fresh part of a really cool new app called KKTalkee, which helps people in China learn better English through live video broadcasting. Basically, I deliver a bunch of content and then answer any questions and encourage them to speak. I’m really loving this because those who know me well know I’m a total stickler for grammar and spelling, and I’m also following in my grandma’s teaching footsteps – just in a modern way.

It’s been a week of firsts! Glad to have the nerves shaken off and ready to grind 🙂

When Moo.com has a sale, I always take advantage. It seems like these sales happen right as I’m running out of business cards – win! Anyways, I was taking advantage of this sale last night, which meant perusing my photo catalog to pick out my favorite photos from the last few months, so I can print them onto my new set of business cards. It sounds silly but I hardly ever look back at my work, so going through all of these photos totally brought back memories. And made me homesick.

In no particular order, here are a few of my favorites from last fall:

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Seriously missing Clair and our pho dates. Nobody understands my obsession with Cilantro like this beauty.
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Are they the absolute cutest or what?!
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This is hands down one of my absolute favorite shoots, ever. I had so much fun documenting their love. I don’t think they could be anymore photogenic!
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There are so many amazing shots from this session, it was incredibly hard to narrow it down even this much!
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Can you tell I love sun flares?
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There are few things in this world that bring more joy than teaching one of your favorite things to a group of young ladies who are dedicated and determined. Oh, and absolutely hysterical. This is the 2015 RHS Varsity team. Shout-out to my JV & JV2 girls also ❤
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I could do an entire pack of cards with just volleyball action shots (like I did last time). Hard work pays off and it shows.
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These ladies also clean up pretty darn well 🙂 Kadyn asked me to take her senior photos and they turned out beautifully, with her bubbly personality shining right through!
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Speaking of seniors, my brother is one and graduates in a few months! WHAT?! Time seriously flies, people.
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What happened to the little cutie playing rec basketball? He’s 6’4″ now, an entire foot taller than me. It is so cool, yet so weird, watching siblings grow up.
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Kassidy and Kate are the cutest sisters ever. We had a ton of fun during this shoot!
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Sisters by birth, friends by choice, together for infinity.

 

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This is easily my favorite photo from their photoshoot. I don’t know what it is about this one but I just love it.
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Last but not least, this little ham! I’ve been taking his photos since he was about 3 months old. It was so special for me to be able to see him grow and to document it. I even got his first steps!

I think I’ll look back through my work more often. This was just what I needed to cure my homesickness ❤ I can’t wait to start networking here so I can get some more amazing clients!

Bright Futures ~

Kassidy and Kate are absolute naturals in front of the camera! They look like they’ve been modeling for years – smiles always at the ready and so comfortable in their own skin.

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As much as they feed off of one another when together, they’re equally as cute and photogenic individually.

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The best part, though, is that Kassidy and Kate are both wonderful young women with bright futures.

Sisters <3

 I am absolutely fascinated by siblings – the ways they interact, how they can be so alike and yet incredibly different, and how cool it must be to have someone who just gets it. 

Before you get to thinking that I’m a total nut case, you should know that I’m an only child. I didn’t have any partners in crime until my childhood best friend and her sister became my step-sisters when I was 10, and then I also gained a younger step-brother a year or so later. In short, I have 2 sisters from another mister and a brother from another mother. While that is incredibly fun to say, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to have this:

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These two are an absolute joy! I coached Kate, the taller (but younger) of the two, who is just the sweetest thing ever. After meeting her older sis, Kassidy, I can totally see where she gets it. Shoutout to you two for being the most photogenic sisters ever!

I can’t wait to share more!