Happy Monday everyone! It's time for another installment of "Stuff I Love"! It's been a few weeks, and I've been storing up a few things I love to share with you here, so here we go :)

Shop Ruche

I am now going to share with you the BEST shopping secret I've discovered in the past year, an online boutique called Shop Ruche!

I'll confess, I used to be quite the spendy shopper, but thanks to Ruche, I'm now a thrifty yet more hip shopper! I never used to like shopping online because I didn't know how things would fit, plus it doesn't allow me the immediate gratification of going to the mall, but I sure do love when packages show up from Ruche!



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2011 & Positive Thinking

I am a huge believer in positive thinking! In 2009 I got married and I knew that 2010 was going to be an amazing year, and I've decided that 2011 is going to be even better! I plan to take at least one REAL vacation with Jeff somewhere that I have never been, shoot beautiful weddings for awesome people in amazing locations, , and expand my circle of friends to include some cool people that I'd like to get to know better. I also want to spend more time completing projects I've been working on, as well as start some new ones I've been kicking around for awhile now.

Here's a TINY little sneak peek of the wedding I shot in Moscow a few weeks ago:

And in the nature of thinking positive, here are some places I'd like to shoot next year--if you are getting married in one of these places, feel free to Email Me! :)

-Southern California (I still think Southern California is the best place in all the world for a relaxed, gorgeous wedding)
-Europe (specifically Ireland, England, or Switzerland)
-Africa
-India
-Nepal
-The Maldives
-Australia


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Mad Men

I'm a TV watcher for sure, but I normally stick to bad TV. I have a strong preference for reality tv: The Bachelorette, Teen Mom, you name it, I watch it. You might be asking yourself how Jeff puts up with me--we're two of a kind, he loves all that trash too!

But FINALLY I love a show that isn't trash, Mad Men. I can't get enough of it, I watched all the way through the first four seasons on iTunes and now I eagerly await new episodes on Sunday night.

**Jeff, skip this next part**

Don Draper, I love you.



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Change

This past year has brought about a lot of change for me: Jeff and I got married, moved into a new place together, we had our first baby (our puppy Acey), and there will only be more firsts in the future! My photography business is changing a bit also, partly due to the industry as a whole changing, and part due to changes within myself.

As my business grows, so must my brand and this site, and it's going to be SO MUCH FUN to share all the things I've been working on with all of you! For now, a glimpse:



Some of these changes are going to be reflected in a NEW SITE here (hey, it's been two years!),

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And finally, a giveaway!

I will email a $15 iTunes gift card to one person who does the following TWO things right now:

1. Leave a comment with your name and valid email address
2. Head over to my FACEBOOK PAGE and hit the little "like" button!