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KGSneak Peek Bday

There’s this young woman. Her beautiful brown’s hold the kind of sparkle that can make you feel powerless.  She hasn’t quite figured out all her super powers yet but there’s no doubt that she will.  She inspires me, makes me proud, creates constant worry, amazes and bewilders me sometimes separately and other times simultaneously.  I love her child like spirit still full of wonder.  I love her determination and resolve. Most of all, I love her gigantic Heart and her independent mind.  Today is her Birthday!!!!  Happy Birthday to my little luv.  I had so much fun on our impromptu chasing of the sun!  May you always tilt your chin to the sky as the light shines down on you =) Here are a few of my faves from our session.

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When I think of family so many types of and descriptions of come to mind. It seems like the world around us wants to dictate what a family is or who can be a family but I can say for certain that it is not the what or the who that makes a family it is the bond that is forged through all of the experiences shared. Whether these moments are pure, good, happy, trying, anxious or even at times seemingly unbearable, it is in these moments that build and layer the multifaceted chambers of our minds and hold for us the only links to our past, present and future. It is in these moments that we create with those around us and it is in these moments that formulate for me what is Family.

Kylene, Dave and Matty are no strangers when it comes to being in front of or behind cameras. Kylene is a hugely successful boudoir photographer as well as the talent behind the lens & marketing guru of Leave it to me Photography. I love her Boudoir work and her distinctive style shows through in her portraits as well as the vibe of her wedding images. These are just the exterior footnotes, the “made for all audiences” version. What I love most about Kylene is her contagious laugh, her quirky wit and her ability to balance business, marriage, teaching workshops, being a mom, time with friends and most of all the sense of family that both her and Dave have instilled in Matty. His words to me the day of our shoot both amazed me and had me cracking up all within the same 5 second period. To read the rest of the post about their we story come on over to you can also view their coming soon highlight film there!

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It’s a work from home kinda day.  The sound of cars crossing the rain puddled street can be heard in the background along with the drama of the season finale of Breaking Amish.  I’m sitting here with my laptop and new magic trackpad thinking about which task that I’m currently behind on should I tackle first since the past 6 weeks has involved relocating our studio and shooting, moving, shooting, moving… You get the point.  Immediately I knew that aside from emails, which is a constant pendulum of  back and forth,  I knew that it was time to end the blog drought.

When the mood to blog strikes me I open up my current editing project and usually blog something from that client’s session or wedding.  Today however, I noticed a few very suspicious similarities between the last 2 be {loved} portrait sessions that I shot this past week.  After comparing my notes and analyzing all scientific data, my findings indicate that The Barbary must indeed be serving up some kind of Love Potion!!!

I know what you are thinking.  There goes Cindy losing her mind again, off on some kinda crazy tangent or conspiracy theory.  But listen, I’m serious…  The facts can’t be ignored =)

  • Both couples met at The Barbary
  • Both couples have admitted to dancing & sweating their asses off at The Barbary
  • Both couples have had something to drink at The Barbary
  • Both couples have many great memories at The Barbary
  • Both couples are now engaged & getting married this year
  • Both couples are beautiful, free spirited balances of each other

See what I mean!  The facts cannot be ignored.  Now I don’t know if this will work for everyone but like I said, it’s very suspicious that the last 2 consecutive sessions that I’m editing happen to be for 2 couples who have met, drank, sweat, danced some kind of voodoo love dance and are now engaged and getting married.

I always like to find some kind of lesson or message in my ramblings and today is no different.  Today my message is this.  If you want to find the love of your life then go do things that you love.  Dance on that table, bust into that crowd, feed that inner child who may be craving a simpler time.  Smile, sweat, dance, do your thing.  I guarantee that while you are doing your thing, someone else is noticing you do your thing and that someone else may be that certain someone that one day ____________  fill in your own blank here.


Here are a few sneaks from Diana + Sam & Gia + Bill’s be{loved} us Sessions.  I love that I get to feed all my inner muses.  Describing my style to others becomes ever so increasingly difficult because I am attracted to beautiful light, editorial style and pure emotions.  These 3 things don’t always play well together but hey, I’ve never been one to choose a simple path.   I’m lucky to be able to have the coolest clients who let me play and indulge me in all my whims.  To my past, current and future clients, I promise to always create a space for you that you feel safe playing, loving and indulging in your whims!


Diana + Sam

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Gia + Bill

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