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March of Dimes Illinois Valley Signature Chefs’ Auction, Utica, IL (Event Photographer)

Last week, I was honored to cover another March of Dimes Signature Chefs’ Auction, this time, in Utica, IL. While very similar in nature to the Signature Chefs’ event in Normal, IL, this one did have it’s own unique touches … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs, Normal Illinois (Event Photographer)

I was honored to document the March of Dimes of Illinois‘ annual Signature Chefs fundraiser this week, held at the Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal. Such a unique and fun event, full of creative details (eggplant and cabbage centerpieces!), beloved … Continue reading

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Our Rawley is 2 Years Old! (Bloomington-Normal Portrait Photographer)

Our little miracle man turns two today! I took him to Ewing Park in Bloomington for some candid portraits to commemorate the occasion. Using my long lens (70-200mm f/2.8) allowed me to capture him just being a little boy doing … 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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Our 2012 Holiday Card! + 3 Marketing Ideas for New Business Owners (Cheyenne Photographer)

Every year I try to design a creative, eye-catching, funny, personal, unique, and heartfelt holiday card. (And, I am always trying to outdo the prior year’s card!) My goal, since our card goes to family, friends, and business contacts alike, … 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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How I Coped With 62 Days as a NICU Parent

Today was our son Rawley’s original due date, but he is now 11 weeks and 1 day old. Rawley came home from the NICU on July 24th, 62 days after his premature birth on May 23rd. Our family collectively spent … Continue reading

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