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We’re MoOo-ving
FIND OUT WHERE BELOW

My life has been in state of craziness since February…. I sat at home, in the same living room where I napped on the floor as a girl while watching Disney movies and Barney, rocking my own little girl and quietly made one choice that has since pivoted the direction of my families life. I […]

May 15, 2018

business, personal

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Studio Lighting
Part One: What to Buy

From the time when I shot my first session in my living room to when I first opened the studio in Valdese, the number one topic I’ve been asked about is… getting started with studio lighting! I do not claim to be an expert in this topic, but I have found what works amazingly for […]

March 22, 2018

business, business advice for creatives, Coffee with Courtney

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Body Acceptance
You Get What You Get + You Don't Pitch a Fit

Photos by: Mabyn Ludke Photography Y’all I loathe my body sometimes… Anyone else feel me? I’m pretty much back to pre-pregnancy weight, but that was still the highest weight I had ever been… And then last Sunday rolls around and I wake up and realize I have to do two things.. 1) Eat at Kobes […]

February 25, 2018

#motivationmonday, business, business advice for creatives, camera advice for mamas

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January Book Review
The Go-Giver

Want to know why I’m so dedicated to reading more in 2018? Well, I’m committed because I was inspired by Amanda to track how much time I spent on my cellphone. And it was insane… You can download the app “moment” to track yourself and I suggest you do! It’s pretty eye opening.  Anyways, as […]

February 24, 2018

#motivationmonday, business, business advice for creatives

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Melissa + Ashlyn + Baby Austyn
The Cutest Mommy-to-Be

Oh my goodness!!! I’m so happy that this is my first official session that was shot in 2018 to hit the blog!!! These two (well, three) were such rays of sunshine at their beautiful session today! It was almost 80 degrees and bright and sunny in February which was insane, but I’m so thankful for […]

February 23, 2018

business, Mommy & Me, personal

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