The Birth Of Oliver

OLIVER Brought to England by the Normans, the name Oliver has origins in the French name Olivier and dates back to the time of Charlemagne. Oliver has peaceful associations, thought to be derived from the Latin olivarius meaning “olive tree”.  I arrived to a dimly lit hospital room that was calm and quiet. Talia was…

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A Symbol of Early Motherhood

A few weeks before we found out we were pregnant the first time Chad had started ripping out walls so we could remodel our 1960s home into something that didn’t involve a different color carpet in every room and an entire wall of mirrors in the bathroom. For nine months, he and our family and…

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The Visual Story of a Second Birthday Party | Black and White

I’m not a master of anything. I don’t claim to be better at anything than anyone else. When it comes to photography, I am drawn to moments and history. Humor and the idea of creating heirloom photos is also something that drives me to pick up my camera. I just shoot the way it feels…

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Pasta and Pool : A Family Love Story

The idea of meeting and documenting different families isn’t new to me. Playing the part of family historian isn’t either. I see the world a little different than most, though. I wanted a way to give local families a way to have their unique love stories captured in the month of February, so I set…

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An Interview With My Daughter

It’s time to register for Pre-K. I find it so incredibly hard to believe that she’s already going to Pre-K, but at the same time I feel like she’s been with us forever. It’s a weird feeling. I really wanted a way to be able to preserve our little girl before she turns into a…

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