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For Brides

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Hey friends. So I recently decided to hop off Instagram and Facebook in light of their new guidelines that came out back in December. If you haven’t read them yet, I encourage that you do just so you are aware whether you decide to take a break or not. But I received numerous messages about […]

Why I’ve Left Social Media For Now

January 12, 2021

Cherry Blossom

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Last but certainly not least, here is my small business gift guide for the guys! Just like the other two guides, this one only includes products from small businesses. Let’s be real, our small and local business are the ones that are affected the most and need our financial support more than ever! So here […]

Small Business Gift Guide Part 3: The guys!

November 26, 2020

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As promised, here’s Part 2 of my Small Business Gift Guide and this one is specifically for the ladies! Like Part 1, these gift selections are from small businesses that use sustainable practices, are eco-friendly, and the beauty products don’t include any nasty chemicals or harsh irritants. So let’s just jump right in! FOR THE […]

Small Business Gift Guide Part 2: The Ladies!

November 24, 2020

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The holidays are just around the corner and this year I felt particularly convicted to shop small for ALL of my gifts this year. Small businesses need our financial support more than ever so I’m hoping you’ll join me and that these next few blogs give you some good gifting ideas! I created this Small […]

Small Business Gift Guide Part 1: For the kiddos!

November 20, 2020

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As a practical and minimalist minded person, let me begin this by saying these are just my opinions that have been based on my own wedding experience, having been a bridesmaid a few times, and what I’ve observed as a wedding photographer. Being more on the minimalist side, some of these will undoubtedly be on […]

Unpopular Opinions about Weddings

August 25, 2020

Atlanta History Center Wedding

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I’ve received a lot of questions about what a typical homeschool day looks like for us so here it is! I’ve written out our homeschool daily rhythm but keep in mind, my kids are Pre-K and Kindergarten ages so it’s fairly simplistic. It’s recommended to spend about 20min-1hr for Pre-K and up to 2 hours […]

Homeschool Part 2: Our Daily Rhythm

August 17, 2020

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I’ve had quite a few conversations with friends and family lately about homeschool- what curriculums we use, what our daily rhythm looks like, why we homeschool, etc. So I thought I’d make a post about it since the answer to those questions are more involved than just picking a curriculum and creating a schedule. First […]

Homeschool Part 1: Our why & Our curriculum

July 30, 2020


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I love refreshing citrus flavors and this lemon bar recipe by Kim Nelson in her Daisy Cake Bakes Cookbook is one of my favorites! I added a hint of lavender which made my botanical-loving heart happy but that’s definitely optional! Ingredients Crust 2 cups of organic unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 teaspoon […]

Lemon Bar Recipe

July 15, 2020

Lemon Bars

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Hello. My name is Sarah and I’m addicted to social media. Ok ok. Let’s be real, 99.99% of modern humans are addicted to our cellular devices. We’re the most technologically “connected” yet relationally disconnected generation…since…well…ever. This addiction has only gotten worse since the world shut down and really revealed to me how much I needed […]

5 Tactics I’m using to kick my social media addiction

July 7, 2020

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While I was visiting family back in the south a month ago, I had the enormous joy of photographing a portrait session in Senoia, GA for Fernanda and Michael. I met Fernanda right after I moved to NY when she booked me for her wedding. We were supposed to be celebrating her wedding day this […]

Senoia Portrait Session| Georgia Wedding Photographer

June 23, 2020

GA Elopement

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