An Ode to Childhood Summers

I’ve tried, for hours, to articulate my feelings toward motherhood and growing up and documenting little moments for Artifact Motherhood this week, but I cannot seem to put my thoughts into words that will reach another parent’s heart in a way that hasn’t already been said or written about or sang about. My heart is…

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The Birth Story of Hudson Jon

“You may not get to have the birth you always wanted, but you can have the hair you want.” Sarah reached out to me a few months ago about the possibility of me photographing her cesarian birth. I was excited. Both of my babies were belly births. Piper’s was an unplanned emergency that I have…

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On The Other Side : Part Two

I turned 31 this year. I cut my hair off. I raised two children, ran a business, grew as a wife, cultivated friendships, got stronger physically and mentally, made and reached goals, had work displayed in a gallery, had other work published in magazines, and met so many amazing clients. I got let down quite…

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Seasonal Satisfaction

I don’t like winter. I know a lot of people say that. I know it’s normal to feel down when it’s dark the majority of the day, and when you live in West Virginia winter seems to last six months out of the year. I don’t like the cold. It’s painful. It turns my skin…

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