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MOST RECENT

I get to work with this beautiful soul this weekend. Dang excited 👊🏼

It was nearing 4:30 p.m. and as much as I was enjoying the silence of her extra long nap I knew that she needed to wake up.
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I walked into the room and saw her thick, dark lashes curled perfectly under her eyelids; her damp, pouty lips were just parted; and her breathing was so quiet, so steady. I couldn’t help but curl up next to her and just stare.
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I took her warm little hand and curled her ever-lengthening fingers around mine and took a deep inhale: strawberries, sweat, and dirt. I was overwhelmed with the sense of love and loss, joy that she’s mine and grief that it’s already going too fast. I told myself amidst clouded eyes, “remember this moment. Remember these smells.”
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Strawberries. Sweat. And dirt.
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This radiant beauty is Sandy of @rosevilledesigns! She makes the most gorgeous custom wedding invitations! If you don't believe me, see for yourself on her website www.rosevilledesigns.com. She's been featured on @stylemepretty @weddingchicks @borrowedandbluedesign and @theknot to name a few and is also a recent transplant to LA!
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We first met Sandy through the #risingtidesociety when she reached out to fellow #tiders explaining that she had just moved from Connecticut to California and wanted to make some new connections. We, of course, jumped on the chance to show her some SoCal hospitality (Is that a thing? Cuz it should be!). We took her to @maghousepasadena because we knew we could get some awesome cocktails and appetizers there, like the Notes from Granny which is a Gin cocktail that comes with an actual personalized note from Granny Smith 😋 (so good!) We clicked instantly with Sandy and laughed the night away talking about interesting weddings and LA traffic.
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So when Sandy asked us to take her head shots, we were ecstatic! She chose Pasadena City Hall, which was the perfect location, and we got to dodge all the other photographers as we pretended to be Leslie Knope going to work in Pawnee, Indiana ;) We had so much fun spending time with this #bossbabe again and love that we have made such talented and sweet friends in this business 💕

This amazing lifestyle milestone session is #ontheblog. I seriously love going into a client's home, seeing the family in their space, and capturing this moment in their lives. It's not a job I take lightly and am amazed that so many of my clients have welcomed me into their homes and have become friends ✨ #linkinbio
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If you’ve followed me for a while, you know what my page is all about. And if you’re new around here…well, I’ll bet you’re catching on pretty quickly too. This page is a place where I connect with incredible female entrepreneurs who are doing amazing things. I may also share my passion for having professional photos that truly represent you and your brand, and I might squeeze in some occasional commentary about my unending love for Justin Timberlake and Organic Dark Chocolate. Whether you come for all of it, or just some bits and pieces, I want to thank you for coming at all. Thank you for caring about what I say and thank you for all your helpful feedback in shaping my brand into one that resonates with you. You’re the reason I get to keep doing what I do, and I am forever grateful. Really. Thank You. ❤️ Mad Love & Tons Of Hugs 🤗
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Okay let’s be honest here- I have ZERO training of any sorts in photography. Nights like these are spent googling, amazon-ing, & trying a million times to get better. Tonight was putting together lights and updating the website !

“It's funny how the beauty of art has so much more to do with the frame than the artwork itself.”
Chuck Palahniuk
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I’m trying to remember this about myself.
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Except the opposite really.
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Self love, or lack there of.
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This is hard, but I am writing it, so here goes...
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It’s funny how I have more confidence now, and I’m happier with myself now, than I’ve ever been. In my whole life. I am more proud of myself now, since I started writing, and I feel more accomplished than I have been in my life.
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I am proud of me. Me, not my kid’s mom or my husband’s wife👉🏼me. I like being Dedra. I like who she is.
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I just don’t like how she looks right now. And that’s not funny at all.
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I am heavier than I have ever been. I don’t like pictures of myself, and I don’t like looking in the mirror.
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I want to love the frame AND the artwork.
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I need to get the picture back in the frame.
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Tell me how you self ♥️love👉🏼how do you love your frame and your artwork?

Hoping this is the final day of cool weather. In the meantime, you can find us next to the fire pit staying cozy and warm. #happymonday

Just beautiful people in beautiful places.

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Simple yet creative. Titled Restrained Deliverence this is one of my favorite shoots from college via the fine art side of the biz @photoverve featuring the beautiful @court_hodgson I honestly came up with this idea jist minutes before the model arrived thanks to old craft supplies I found. I love when things magically come together.

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