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I consider myself lucky have an abundance of photographer friends. And especially honored when they trust me to open up their lives in front of my camera. This just happens to be the second time, Sarah, has asked me to spend some time with her adorable family and capture they love they share. No kidding around – this family is 100% goodness. We spent one sunny summer morning racing and chasing all around the Knoxville Museum of Art with plenty of smiles and theatrics (of the best kind). Eventually made our way over to the Market Square Farmer’s Market, a Saturday morning tradition for them. Who doesn’t love a little early morning ice cream treat?!

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This blog has been sitting here patiently waiting for me. The unfortunate loss of all my content during a hosting change last year has given me the clean slate that I have been secretly craving for quite some time. While letting go of 3+ years of images documenting my photography journey (personally and professionally) was incredibly hard to swallow, I’ve been hesitant to quickly rebuild what I’ve known. With tired eyes to so much of the same in an online world validated by presence and connection, I intentionally stepped back to find my balance on the fine line between expectation and authenticity.

I’ve quietly been working on professional and personal projects focused on longevity and growth, along with a variety of exciting opportunities that have unfolded for me. During the time away I realize that the sparkle that once drew me in has faded in many ways. But it has also allowed me the needed perspective to find my way to a different place, a place I feel free to share without limitations or explanations. And this is where I’ll stay.

This image is everything that we are right now. Holding on to the best memories of our pasts, living each moment to the fullest, standing beside one another all the way. The summer of 2014 was good to us.

 

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