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Yearly Archives: 2012

I think this might be the last we see of Holly this year, as tomorrow is Christmas and her work with us will be done! (If you missed the first half of her season with us, you can find it here.) Holly has been quite busy with Tom since he returned from his business trip. […]

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Last Christmas brought with it a new tradition for our family: Holly, our Elf on the Shelf. For us, Holly is a whole-family tradition, because we take turns helping her to carry out her ideas. So far it’s just been Emily and I because Tom has been on a business trip, but we can’t wait […]

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November is a time of year when many of us find ourselves particularly aware of and grateful for the blessings in our lives, but ever since Emily was very tiny, part of our nightly routine year round has been what we call “Thankful Things”. As we’re kissing each other goodnight, we each list two “things” […]

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I decided that, in order to keep myself accountable on my 101 in 1001, I needed to post an update. I am now exactly one year from my end date, so today seemed like a good day! So far I have completed 30 items, and there are another 11 that are currently “in progress” that […]

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I have to say, I just love shooting this family. Most of you know I don’t take on clients as a rule, but if all families could be as easy as this one always is, I might rethink that! They always pick such beautiful locations, they dress so perfectly (beautifully coordinated, but not cutesy matchy-matchy—just […]

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As with most holidays, Halloween in our house is full of traditions… The month starts out with a trip to JoAnn Fabrics to pick out a pattern for Emily’s costume, which she insists I make each year. This year I was lucky and she picked an easy one—the accessories were crucial and mostly covered up […]

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So, my husband is great, and I mean fantastic, at creating pumpkin designs and carving them. So I decided this year to dedicate a post to his awesomeness (well, at least from when I have digital images!). In 2004 Tom made two hard pumpkins, because Mickey and Minnie just have to be together… He generally […]

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In part because of the internet, the world of female photographers feels somewhat small. And even if we don’t know each other in person, we tend to read each others’ blogs: sharing our art while sharing our lives, reveling in each others’ successes and supporting each other through adversity. I only recently learned of the […]

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