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Rebecca and I connected a while back when she expressed an interest in booking a family session with me. We decided on a fall foliage session up at Thacher Park and even though the weather was crummy, the colors were gorgeous and this family was so fun. Luke (4) was the sweetest boy – he […]

families

October 28, 2019

family session with the Camachos

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Alyssa reached out to me about setting up a family session close to home. I suggested we check out some spots in downtown Troy (specifically the famous painted brick wall spot seen below). I wasn’t all too familiar with downtown Troy but I had the cutest little tour guide. This family was so sweet and […]

families

October 28, 2019

family session with Alyssa

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I have been working hard to create an image and a reputation for myself and my business and lately I have been feeling so good about things that I took them to the next level. Here is a sample of some of the upcoming design work you will be seeing in the next few weeks/months! […]

design

October 23, 2019

branding kit

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My Aunt Laura asked my family and I to do some product photography for a stadium blanket she is trying to sell. I would take the photos, and my sister and her boyfriend were asked to model. Instead, my mom and dad decided to test the waters and we staged a setup in their backyard […]

personal

October 20, 2019

having a little fun

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But who wouldn’t be? Look at this cutie. She loves sitting in the warm sun spots in our dining room and she was so darn adorable standing there that I had to snap a few photos. She was such a good girl, and quite obviously a natural model. #modelstatus So here’s some furry cuteness to […]

personal

October 14, 2019

so I might be slightly obsessed with my dog

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In the Dollard household, Sundays are pretty much our favorite day of the week. Vin and I lounge in our pajamas nearly the entire day. We spend the majority of the morning sleeping in, or just laying in bed. Minnie is there, too, of course. She’s actually the biggest bum of us all. She is […]

personal

October 13, 2019

lazy sundays at our house

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This morning was a beautiful autumn morning, with a slight chill in the air and a crispness that can only be felt during October. The moment I stepped outside to walk the dog, I had made up my mind about what I was going to do today. I made a quick shopping list on my […]

personal

October 13, 2019

homemade apple pie

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My brother Peter started dating Lauren a little over a year ago. They have grown incredibly close over that period of time, and Lauren has essentially become a part of the McKenna family. Peter went off to vet school in the Caribbean back in late August, and we try our hardest to keep Lauren connected […]

couples

October 10, 2019

couples session with Lauren + Peter

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My fifth and final mini session back in July (!!!) was a great way to wrap up the day. Allison brought her two handsome sons along with her, and the whole family had coordinating red, white & blue outfits.  I loved it. The boys seemed nervous at first, but I promised them I’d get them […]

families

October 10, 2019

mini session with Allison Z.

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I realized how behind I am on blogging some sessions, so this is my (likely unsuccessful) attempt at catching up! I apologize to some of my clients whom I photographed a few months ago and never got around to sharing their images. Allison and I have known each other since we were kids. Our dads […]

portraits

October 10, 2019

mini session with Allison M.

"We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us."