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Here are 10 things that made my life insanely easier this week, or they were just awesome, and I wanted to share with you! 1. Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner   Admittedly I’m a bit of a planner snob. I’ve tried many many over the years and this one is by far my favorite. It’s beautiful, […]

Intentional Living, Life With Grace

September 8, 2019

My Top 10 | Week 1

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What do I wear? Colors, patterns, coordination, oh my! The great dilemma. After years of research (and trial and error with our own family sessions) I bring you good news! Here are 3 super simple and actionable tips you can use to make sure your next photo session is better than the Joneses. ( Did […]

For the Family, Photography Tips, Portraits

August 12, 2019

What to Wear to Your Photo Session | Tips for Her

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Have you ever heard of equilibrium? And no, I’m not talking about the movie with Christian Bale. Equilibrium can refer to two things.   A state of physical balance A calm mind   I’m going to tell you how both of these things can help you take better photos!   You know the the icky […]

Photography Tips

July 15, 2019

Use This ONE Thing to Take Your Photos to the Next Level

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You  might have heard a photographer talk about Natural light before. We kinda sorta live for it. But what exactly is natural light and why does it matter? Technical definition? Natural light refers to any light from the sun and it’s reflections.   But let me talk to you about natural light how I see […]

Photography Tips

July 1, 2019

What is Natural Light and How to Use It

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We all dream of traveling, right?  Flying to far-off destinations to explore new areas and experience new people and cultures and food.  Immersing ourselves in a lifestyle so different than the one we’re accustomed to. Seeing (and photographing) landmarks and landscapes and pieces of history that we’d never get to set eyes on without a […]


May 29, 2019

Brandy & Michael | Summerville Country Club

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We met at the farm one warm, windy, winter morning. Camden and Alexandra were on the cusp of moving overseas to a new duty station. An engagement photo session was now or never and of course, we chose now! A classic black midi dress was the perfect choice for how springy it felt. Unlike today, […]


March 6, 2019

Camden & Alexandra | Farm Engagement Session

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Camden, being in the Air Force, found out that he had three weeks until he had to move overseas. He knew immediately that he didn’t want to go without his fiance, Alexandra. And that left them with not just three weeks to plan a move, but three weeks to plan a wedding. We jumped into […]


February 18, 2019

Alexandra & Camden | The White Dove Barn

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Alter- Image is an on site Wedding Hair & Makeup Company serving Charleston, SC and the Lowcountry. I’ve had the pleasure of working (and road tripping) with Jasmine, the owner, and am so happy to introduce you to her! She specializes in providing guidance and knowledgeable tips, tricks and hacks to Brides leading up to their […]

For the Bride

February 13, 2019

Brides | The One Thing Your Hair and Makeup Artist Wants You To Know

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These 5 simple things will make a huge difference in the first few hours of your wedding! Not only will they make the day more comfortable, they will drastically improve your photos! Be sure to talk with your planner and your photographer about having these 5 things in your bridal suite!   Natural LightI can […]

For the Bride, Weddings

February 7, 2019

5 Things Every Bride Needs In Her Bridal Suite

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We walked through the damp field with dirt clinging to our boots. The puppy, Patton, nipping at our heels. Sunshine mixed with a warm breeze sweeps across our pale cheeks. Skin that has been longing for sunshine amidst the wet and cold winter. The taste of spring brings a smile to my face. I like […]

Life With Grace

February 5, 2019

Life Lessons From A Cow

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