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Andrea Thompson is a licensed massage therapist with a focus on fertility massage. She is featured on the blog as May’s Woman Warrior.

Woman Warrior – Andrea Thompson, LMT

Women Warrior Series

Andrea Thompson Licensed Massage Therapist headshots out in nature

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Two shoes for the price of one? Yes, Please!  Uju, the owner & creator behind Ozznek shoes had one thing in mind when developing her shoe company. How to get more use out of her kids shoes since they were growing out of their shoes faster than they were wearing them. And voila! Uju developed […]

Woman Warrior – Uju Uzuegbunam

Women Warrior Series

dark-skinned woman in black blazer nature headshots

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The crocuses are starting to pop up. Daffodils are blooming, the cherry blossom buds are forming, and soon the roses will appear. With Spring around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about your summer photo session! Today, I’m sharing a Portland outdoor newborn session at the Rose Gardens.  The Portland International Rose […]

Portland Outdoor Newborn Photography | International Rose Test Gardens


Light-skinned parents holding newborn baby in the Portland International Rose Test Gardens

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In honor of March being National Reading Month, I’ve got a special blog post about books! I’ve been wanting to do a blog post on books with diverse characters to read to your kids for a while now. Because one, I love reading. Two, I love the idea of getting your kids started early with […]

Books With Diverse Characters to Read With Your Kids

Tips for Parents

Mother and child reading the kids book "Where are you from?"

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Did you know that many people turn to acupuncture to help them along on their fertility journey? Acupuncture has many benefits, but when I first learned that acupuncture could help with fertility & pregnancy I was intrigued.  The first time I met Erin we sipped on some tea while bonding over our home state, Wisconsin […]

Woman Warrior – Erin Brockmeyer

Women Warrior Series

Fertility Acupuncturist standing in front of some big green plants wearing a tan top

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What should we wear for our spring family photos?  This is one of the most common questions I get as a photographer. I know it can feel overwhelming to choose outfits for the whole family. I’ve got 5 great tips to make this easier. Read on for help on styling your spring family photos.  1. […]

Styling Your Spring Family Photos


Styling your family photos with neutral tones and colors

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You know that old saying, “You blink and they’re all grown up.”?  It feels especially true that first year of your baby’s life.  You are fully wrapped up in just keeping them alive and happy. It all just flies by too fast. Before you know it they are rolling over, crawling, and then walking, now […]

Documenting Baby’s First Year

Featured, Maternity, Milestone, Newborn

close up photograph of a light-skinned pregnant belly in white lace dress

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Remember a few weeks ago when I shared five reasons why you should get maternity photos taken? You can read it here. Well, I had so many reasons that I decided to split it into two separate blog posts. Today I’m sharing five more reasons why you should get maternity photos taken.  1. Have images […]

5 More Reasons Why You Should Get Maternity Photos


White Framed Deckled Maternity Portrait of woman in white & gold dress

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What would it feel like to feel truly supported during your pregnancy? What would it be like to work with someone who can help your body feel well, help you move in the right ways, and then also be there with you at your birth for emotional support?!  Amazing, right?! Well, Dr. Katie is a […]

Woman Warrior – Dr. Katie Kanda

Women Warrior Series

Woman in nature with a bright blue shirt and colorful scarf out in nature for headshot portraits

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Have you been wondering why you should have maternity photos taken? Do you wonder if it’s worth it? I recently polled my followers on Instagram about why they did or didn’t get maternity photos. There was an overwhelming response from people who wished they had but didn’t. I’m going to share a little sampling of […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Maternity Photos

Featured, Maternity

Diverse group of 5 pregnant women dressed in white dressed on a rock next to a river looking off into the distance - reason to get maternity photos