Love Story: Preface

Looking back at each memory, exact details are foggy, but the emotion? Oh. I can still feel the smile on my 13 year old cheeks. We did learn the season in which Clynn and I first “noticed” each other was longer than we thought. I would have told you each of these beginning chapters fell […]

May 7, 2019

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Candle Light Only

I’m starting a series of “challenges”. They’re all ones I think up myself. Scenarios I think might be interesting and challenging. For this one, I wondered how I would do using our garden candle lights. I know what I can do with a soft box, speed lights, and natural light…but what if all I used […]

May 3, 2019

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Watch Out Washington…

I’m Back. We sat in our secret garden last night. Bright as day at 8:00pm. Clynn turned to Leo, “It’s Momma’s turn now. Us Moon Boys better buckle in. It’s going to be a long crazy summer with our Sun People.” Referring to James & I I’m awake by 6:30am…because it feels right. I go […]

May 1, 2019

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Sometimes I just need to…

Sometimes I just need to write. As I sit reviewing my website, my colors, my wording, my images, I can feel a re-brand in the works. I don’t plan on shooting it from the rooftops, but you’ll notice. (see what I did there?) It’s overwhelming to see all I want to change. Adding, taking away, […]

April 29, 2019

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The Best Day | Wooded A-Frame

The following is a day dream I’ve been developing for about six months. I have several of these set in different locations during different periods of my life. Others I have been dreaming for years, some just a few weeks. I find these “day dreams”/meditations to be more like intricately defined goals. After some internal […]

April 13, 2019

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Gallery Delivery Systems

Okay, photog friends. This post has been in my “Drafts” section for MONTHS now and I think it’s time I dive into Gallery Delivery Systems. During my 3.5 years as a wedding photographer I have used pretty much every mainstream gallery delivery system or method there is. Pass, Pass Plus, Pixieset, Google Drive Delivery, Flash […]

April 4, 2019

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Artist Search

Clynn and I are on an Artist Search! We are looking for an oil paint artist to paint over the image below. Every now and again, I process an image that marks a pivotal moment for SJP. I don’t plan it, necessarily. These images just happen sometimes! Some day, I’ll do a blog post of […]

March 29, 2019

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Busy Is Not A Badge Of Honor…

But don’t shame the busy. You may have heard before, “Busy Is Not A Badge Of Honor”…but that same person probably didn’t say, “It’s okay if you like to be busy.” Busy is not a badge of honor, no. But loving your job so much it doesn’t feel like work can be. It’s okay to […]

March 28, 2019

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Why I Choose Wedding Photography

If you’ve ever been to a work seminar or heard an inspirational speaker even open their mouth you’ve probably heard something about “finding your why”. Digging deep to find out WHY you wake up and do whatever it is that you do. My “Why” has changed allot in the past 3.5 years but a moment […]

March 19, 2019

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Designing Wedding Table Spreads

This, my amazing gracious brides, is a tough love SJP Bride Tip. I know it is one many brides are not wanting to hear in the age of Pinterest & DIY planning. Let’s talk Designing Wedding Table Spreads. This is not a DIY blog post. I wouldn’t advise you sew your own dress for the […]

March 18, 2019

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