Category Archives: My Life

Restoring Our 1917 Foursquare: Before and After, Under / Over Stairwell Closets (Normal, IL Architectural Photographer)

Nathan and I love our money-pit of a house, a 1917 American Foursquare, situated in an ideal location in Normal’s Highland Historic District within walking distance of the Constitution Trail, Uptown Normal, and our son’s future elementary school. We are slowly … Continue reading

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World Prematurity Day: Our Year as a March of Dimes Ambassador Family

Nathan, Rawley and I had the great honor of serving as the Bloomington-Normal March of Dimes Ambassador Family in 2015. And, like most volunteer experiences, we received far more than we gave. In recognition of World Prematurity Day today, November, 17th, … Continue reading

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Before-and-After: Mid-Century Phoenix Ranch Remodel (Architectural Photographer)

While we were renovating Nathan’s bachelor pad (a 100-year old bungalow), we were also renovating and selling my bachelorette pad, a pint-sized 1957 ranch in my beloved Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix. This is the picture-story of that house. Its story is also my story, for in and … Continue reading

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Bungalow Remodel – Before and After (Bloomington IL Architectural Photographer)

Nathan and I recently flipped two houses: one was my first home in Phoenix, AZ and the other was his first home in Bloomington, IL. In both cases, the transformations were so amazing, I wanted to share some before-and-after images … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Be Able to Shoot for 6 Weeks {Updated}

**Please scroll to bottom for an update!** This post is not about photography.  The topic is very personal; I debated even writing it since commercial photography is a heavily male-dominated industry and these issues may be uncomfortable for some colleagues … Continue reading

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3 Reasons August 9th is a Pretty Big Deal Around Here

August 9, 2013 is a significant day in our family. Here’s why. Reason #1:  Five Years of Me and Nathan 5 years ago today, while celebrating my nephew Sam‘s 1st birthday, my mom took the first photo of me and Nathan together. … Continue reading

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Nursery Theme Ideas: Camping, Mountains, and Travel (Part 2)

Since Rawley’s nursery is going to be packed up into boxes again next week, I realized I better post camping- and travel- themed nursery ideas, Part 2! We want our little man to love the mountains as much as we do, and … Continue reading

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Why We Are Moving, Again (Central Illinois Photographer)

Nathan and I moved from Phoenix to Oklahoma City in December 2010, then from OKC to Cheyenne with Rawley in 2012, then from Cheyenne to Phoenix in March 2013, and now only three months later, we are moving to Normal/Bloomington, … Continue reading

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This Old House (Phoenix Architectural Photographer)

One of the unfortunate aspects of leaving Cheyenne is leaving behind our beautiful, charming, old home in Cheyenne’s Moore Haven Heights Historic District. Before moving to Phoenix, I wanted to record some of the little details that make it such … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From My pPROM Preemie Son (World Prematurity Day)

Parenting is the single greatest mirror life has to offer. Any parent will agree. Before I got pregnant almost exactly one year ago today, I was prepared to be a parent. I was older; I was in a solid marriage; I … Continue reading

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