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Education. What’s your point of view? Do you despise the word, associating it with hours of tedious reading, flash cards, paper writing, etc… Or do you thrill at the idea of expanding your horizons? Do you geek out when you get an opportunity to learn something new?

To be honest I’m a little of both. But, as I get older I think I’m leaning more towards the geek out side…yeah…I’m definitely a geek!

So to all you other geeks out there, I’m offering an opportunity! I can’t give you college credits or anything, but I can give you some of my knowledge.

Shoot me an email via my contact page to set up your consult! 🙂

Expanding your Horizons


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I have “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry stuck in my head today. If there was a theme song to this past weekend, that would be it! What a fabulous weekend full of the best that summer can bring! Sun, heat, and couples in loooooOOOOOoove! 😉 Here are a few sneaks to celebrate the end of another Monday! Enjoy Emily & KJ’s You + Me, Amy & James’ Love Story, & Liz & Mike’s You + Me! Wowzah, what a weekend! 🙂

In the Summertime : Theme Songs & Sneak Peeks!


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I have been dying to show you all this beautiful You + Me session. Unfortunately my website had some hiccups last week and I wasn’t able to update. Now everything has been fixed and we’re back on track! Hooray!

I have almost as much fun doing the You + Me sessions as I do on the actual wedding day. Especially when my clients are up for anything! Molly & Charles are just that couple. We met at Green Lakes and spent the morning exploring it’s wealth. We walked down trails, drove up closed roads (shhhh!), and hiked up to the tip top of a hill just for the perfect pictures. Let me tell you, it sure paid off! The evidence is below! Thank you so much Molly & Charles for being willing to do just about anything I asked!  I can’t wait for your wedding at the end of this month so I get to spend more time with you!



Molly & Charles love the outdoors. They even brought their fly fishing rods. The heart idea was theirs, how cute! I love my creative clients!

One of my favorite shots of the day. So peaceful!

Don’t they just glow? I think they glow!


Another fave!

Look at that awesome sky! The hike was TOTALLY worth it!

Molly & Charles’ You + Me Session : Real Love : Syracuse, Engagement Photography


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If you follow me on facebook, then you know that I’ve had a very serious dilema…To stay with Canon…or switch to Nikon.


(Insert general commentary on what you think is the best brand blah blah blah!)



Well, after months of debating, seeking out others advice, and trying out both options, (The Canon 5d mark ii or the Nikon d700) I have finally bought a new camera. She arrived today and I did my little happy dance in my office!



So without further adue please welcome my new baby to the family!

Yes, I am sticking with my ever faithful Canon! There are several large factors that went into my decision. Here they are in no particular order:

1) Finances. Upgrading was going to cost me no matter what, but it would have cost me a great deal more to switch things over to Nikon.

2) My wrists: I’ve had wrist issues in the past with my 5d. Pile my 70-200 + my gip + my flash on there and you’ve got a hefty piece of equipment! The 5d ii is lighter than both the original 5d and the d700

3) Education: I’m already familiar with the Canon system. Switching over to Nikon would have somewhat of a learning curve since their controls are almost backwards from Canons. In the future I may take it on, but in my first year of a solo business I have A LOT of education on my plate.

4) Video: The d700 does not include the awesome video feature that the mark ii has. Granted I wont use it often, but it’s a nice thing to play with! This was more of a perk than a deciding factor.

So there you have it. Criticize me if you’d like, but I’ve made my choice and I’m 100% positive that this is the perfect fit. I’m sure some of you Nikon lovers are disappointed, but don’t count my conversion out. It may still happen…you never know!

New addition to the family! : Real Life: Syracuse, NY Wedding, Engagement, & Lifestyle Photography