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Welcome! I'm a photographer, wife, mom to a sweet baby boy we call John-John, and am expecting another little boy in June.

I've started blogging to share the ideas, products, and discoveries that have made my life easier and more intentional in hopes they will do the same for you!

Hi! I'm Emily

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Last fall, in the midst of the loss of my brother, I was looking for a place where Patrick and I could go for a night. A little trip to look forward to. A little retreat. I ended up booking a night at Getaway House outside of Shenandoah National Park (you’ve probably seen their ads on Instagram).

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It was almost time for the show. The best moment came when I was paired up with an older 4-Her, a “junior leader” mentor, who I’d always looked up to- Kimberly. In addition to being cool in that way only someone older than you can be, Kim was always so sweet and never too aloof to talk to the “little” kids in Clovers. I’d hit the jackpot.

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I’ve learned that one of my absolute favorite types of photography sessions are babies and their families. It’s cliche to say, but the time flies by so quickly when they are little. The parents always say how it seems like their baby is changing every day. I feel lucky to get to capture them and their happy, sleep-deprived, blissful parents at these milestone stages that pass so soon.

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