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A trend for years now, has been celebrating every first birthday with a styled cake smashing. Whether that styled smash is captured on camera is up to you. Of course, you could always pull out your new iPhone or point and shoot camera, but nothing compares to the quality you will get from hiring a […]

3/16/22

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This fall has been a whirlwind. Going into it I’m not entirely sure I knew how crazy it was going to be. Coming out of it, I am thankful for everyone’s continued patience. I cannot believe that so many months flew by in such a flash. August James turned three months! His sleeping pattern changed […]

11/01/21

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I am a firm believer and supporter of those trying to normalize breastfeeding. When I’m popping out my boob, it isn’t for fun. It’s a necessary action to FEED my son. Breastfeeding isn’t supposed to be sexy. Simply put, breastfeeding is the same as you eating a granola bar in public. Do you want me […]

8/02/21

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This cute little deer was found adventuring on the floors of the Glacier National Park forest. James just turned two months old last Tuesday (July 20). Isaac’s mom, Nancy, and I took a week to explore the Glacier National Park with James. Several months before, I had booked a destination, intimate, wedding there. Because I’ve […]

7/26/21

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Yesterday was a significant day for not only our country, but also for our son; James celebrated his first national holiday, the fourth of July! I know he won’t remember these days and moments, but as a mother and a photographer, I want to attempt to capture as much as I can to look back […]

7/05/21

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In the last few years, the demand for birth story photographers has slowly increased. Your immediate thought may be, “Ew, why would anyone want that captured?” Trust me, I get it. I had a photographer at my birth, and I will again for my future kids too. While not all of the photos are appropriate […]

6/07/21

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Please put your hands together and join my family and I as we welcome the newest member, James Francis Grassel. You already got a brief story last week on his arrival into the world, but here’s a little about our first week (and a few days) as a family. Isaac and I are thrilled to […]

5/31/21

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Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a large piece of artwork from your special day to hang in your room or over a fireplace? Sure you’ve got the photography, but why not have something unique and one-of-a-kind? That’s what Shalayne Mowry offers – live wedding painting with a gift to last a lifetime! Join me […]

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