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Out of office – in Ireland and Scotland

I’m currently out of office, traveling Ireland and Scotland with my husband and my parents. You can see some of my sights via my instagram! I will get back to everyone when I return on June 29.

Happy 6 years, Lisa and Javier

This is a trip down memory lane.

Six years ago I photographed one of my very first full-length weddings – ceremony and reception. It was in Boston Public Garden – still one of my favorite places to date. I was so nervous, I wanted to get everything right. I didn’t know that Lisa’s flowers were called peonies. My angles were definitely far from perfect (let’s just say, when you hire a beginner photographer, she might get a super smushed photo of your first kiss). I learned so much though. and Lisa gracefully set me up on my Yelp! profile, and the rest of history.

I’ve since then photographed so, so many more weddings thanks to those first clients who first believed in me. This business has changed my life in so many ways. You can see more of my work in my wedding portfolio

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I can hear her laughter

I really like keeping up with my clients via Facebook over the years. I can still imagine her sweet laughter in this photograph. I love learning more about technology and law and developments out in the Bay Area via him. Thank you two for having me

See more photos from this Napa Valley wedding at the original blog post

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Baby L, 9 months old

I got to visit baby L at his home, and we also brought him out to Central Park for some photographs with his parents. L’s Dad and I went to business school in Chicago together. This family just moved back to Chicago, so these photographs are a way to help cherish and commemorate baby’s first year in NYC together. Thank you for having me!

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