We did a thing! || Gallery Opeing

My buddy, Yvonne and I collaborated a gallery opening to honor our beloved friend, Alyssa.  Alyssa and her unborn daughter, Sutton were taken to early on a cold December morning in 2014. I struggled thru grief and heartache and inside that sadness, Mother & Daughter was created. With encouragement from each other and our loved ones,                          Yvonne and I did it!

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Thank you WHCC & Perfect Posters for your generous sponsorship. Thank you Q.arma Building for your encouragement and the experience. Thank you Wild Acorn for seeing a vision and contributing your woodworking talents. Thank you to everyone that participated in the creation of Mother & Daughter, without you my story would have never been told. And thank you to all that attended, we are so humbled by the kindness and feedback from you all!

Putting it all together

It’s the wee hours of the night. The glow of my office light hitting the dark silence on my house, sweet banjo riffs spewing out of my speakers and I’m laid out on the floor with portraits, magazines, pinterest quotes and scissors. I am directing. 
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I am directing a life that provides a path of creativity and exploration.  I will never have the same schedule everyday, I will embrace change, I will lead as a role model for a younger generation of women,  I will create.
“Motivation and coffee have something in common, they both want more than what’s expected of them.”
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Father of the year.

It was Steve’s first Father’s Day this past weekend.  He didn’t want any gifts, he just wanted to see the new Superman movie.  So while O and I were at his sister’s on Friday he took a half day and went, Happy Father’s Day Dear.

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On Sunday, we went to his sister’s house for lunch and to hang out.  It was a beautiful day.  O woke up in a great mood and Daddy dressed her.  I wanted to make some Olive art.  So for the dads we painted the kids feet and pressed them on canvas.  Brandon got his three kids, Grandpa got all four kids and Steve got Olive’s masterpiece.  I love it!  It’s now framed in our stairway.

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Olive seriously has the best daddy!  He is very hands on and very attentive to her.  When I first started dating Steve I questioned his paternal instinct.  But back then we weren’t having kids we decided so I moved on.  I could have never expected or asked for a better man to raise a baby with.  I know I am a better person because of him but it makes my life complete knowing that Olive will be a great human because of him.

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Happy Father’s Day, Babe!  We love you!

Life Change.

January was my last post and looking back that feels like years ago!  A lot has changed in these three months.  My daughter was born, I quit my job and I became a full time Momma and Photographer!

So things to come for 2013:  new portraits of my amazing clients, Olive’s Page, business design update, new adventures, my pregnancy journal, some crafts and recipes and more!

This is my first of many posts with in the next 48 hours, so stay tuned and I will never leave you for that long again!

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