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  1. Fire!

    23 Dec 2020
    These holiday boudoir sessions have been absolute fire.  Thank you to all you amazing men and women who set aside your issues, your hang ups and let yourselves be seen.  It’s been a pleasure.  Due to high demand, I’ll be offering a select few sessions around Valentine’s Day at two…

  2. These are a few of my favorite things…

    28 Nov 2020
    Every month, Oprah Winfrey puts her stamp of approval on a book and it shoots to the top of the New York Time’s Best Seller list. She puts herself on the cover of a self-titled magazine and lists a few things she’s rather fond of and housewives from all over…

  3. Consistency=Key

    16 Nov 2020
    “Consistency is key.” -unknown con·sist·en·cy/kənˈsistənsē/ -noun (conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness. I’ve been told this above phrase a lot in my life.  Like a lot a lot.  I struggle with ADHD (not an excuse, just a…

  4. Educating Your Client: why it’s essential

    12 Nov 2020
    People often ask photographers what the hold up is in getting their images back. Why does it take 2-6 weeks turnover time to get your pictures back when “all you’re doing is clicking a button?”   I’m here to answer this in the kindest, most informative way I can. I’m probably…

  5. Holiday Minis 2020 (I’m feeling generous)

    08 Nov 2020
    Speaking of it being a hard year for everyone….here’s a super super discount, as a gift from me to you. I’m opening up a few select dates and times for a total cost of $195.  A $50 deposit is required to save your time slot.  This is discounted from the…

  6. It’s been 84 years…

    06 Nov 2020
    (Just taking the time to write this, before I forget or get swept up in the next immediate task on my never-ending To Do List, because I’m tired.  I’m exhausted.  I am so so tired.  I’m sure you can relate.) I was just writing a friend about how palpable the…

  7. Still Singing Sometimes

    03 Nov 2020
    Vocals: Lilly Bechtel, Addie Horan & Kristen Miller Lyrics: Kitty Wells 

  8. Dear Ladies…

    05 Oct 2020
    Dear Ladies Everywhere I support you. I don’t compete with you. Some of the harshest criticism I’ve ever gotten has come from other women in my life.  Sometimes I needed to hear these things, sometimes I didn’t want to hear these things, and sometimes they were complete and utter BS…

  9. Let’s Talk Camera Confidence

    24 Aug 2020
    Let’s talk camera confidence.  Or confidence in general.   Stephanie Wells says “Fuck Perfect”, GFE Studio, picture by me Getting in front of the camera can be terrifying. I see it day in and out, being behind the camera and being an artist.  Being a girl, a woman.  Being a…

  10. night teacher

    26 Jul 2020
    My dear friend , Lilly, from way back when, wrote and recorded the most beautiful album, Night Teacher.  I’m just now getting the time to sit still and process it and write about it.  It’s a somewhat surreal experience to listen to the music of someone you’ve known for so…

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