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Are you a beginner photographer that wants to learn how to take your editing to the next level?! You know the basics, but want to start editing like a pro?  Or, does Adobe Lightroom confuse you, and you would love step-by-step instructions how to use it?   Over the years, I’ve received a lot of […]

Photographer Education

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I’ve been driving by a gorgeous landscape in Menifee filled with beautiful rock formations and greenery for weeks on end now. And every time I passed the patch of untouched desert-land, my soul cried, “Needing!” At the same time, I’ve been spending a lot more time with my extended cousin and new friend, Shariah. She’s a […]

Portraits

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Raising Expectations Ever since I picked up a book at fifteen-years old called Do Hard Things, written by two teenagers like myself, I was challenged and inspired to raise the bar high and never let the world set expectations for me. Now nearly ten years later, I still feel that same drive to continue the message of […]

Stories

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My sisters always joked I was going to be an old maid by the time I found a man that met my standards. Sometimes, I believed them, and wondered if I was going to be single forever. And of course like any young girl, I felt fear and dread at the idea. What kept me […]

Personal

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Put your heart into your passion and always be learning and improving your skills. I feel like that’s what Kayla would tell you if she had a chance to give you some encouragement. As a fourteen-year old, her ambition and artistic talent is inspiring. From the time she could hold a pencil, she’s been drawing, […]

Portraits

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“I love the way she treats me and puts me above everything else. The way she listens to my dumb stories and engages in all things I like. She keeps me young. The way she is willing to take control and know what is best at times.” Sameer was dashing in his crisp blue suit, […]

Couples

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I’ve been working in an office setting for over four years now, sitting on my rear from 8am to 5pm, sometimes with barely a thirty minute break to stretch my legs. I watch the women around me as they indulge in Starbucks, fast food, carb-filled breakfasts, chocolate, ice cream, snacks, and more Starbucks. Then I […]

Beauty

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