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Happy Birthday! | Oceanside Family Photographer

A family photographer must not neglect her own walls… Just a week ago, my daughter celebrated her ninth birthday. It was a little surreal to think that it was her last single digit birthday. She seems to have grown up in the blink of an eye! I haven’t been able to take birthday photos of…

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  • Mary Metler - Maddie Claire. I LOVE the poppy kisses on your face, you remind me of poppy because you look a lot like him. I love these photos, really diggin the cowgirl boots. Now I want some. Love the outfits and those glasses. You have a classic look that will never get old.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Broughton - Absolutely adorable! Happy Belated Birthday to the birthday girl. We are in Coronado….come on down.ReplyCancel

    • Angela - Oh yay! I LOVE Coronado! It would certainly be good to see you all again sometime!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Keene - Happy late Birthday Maddie! You’re so beautiful. Welcome back to California.ReplyCancel

A Cherry Blossom Wedding

Last spring, I had the honor of participating in a small event for photographers, hosted by Meghan Rose Photography. Meghan put together a beautifully styled wedding shoot and vendor mixer.  As you may know, the Washington DC area gets a little crazy about the cherry blossom bloom, so this was an amazing opportunity to photograph…

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Abandoning my Goals | Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Happy New Year! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’ve seen someone you know posting all about their 2016 goals. It’s all over social media, particularly among wedding photographer friends and those I follow. I’m seeing so many pretty posts with their 2015 recaps (and don’t worry – mine is…

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  • Christa Rae - Wow, this post so inspiring and love that you found that definition of a goal and will instead be saying intention instead. Love this! I look forward to seeing all that 2016 holds for you, Angela!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany Miller - PREACH! This is so true on so many levels!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel smith - Thank you for sharing this and being totally honest with yourself and audience. I sometimes feel like we are only as good as our last goal, always needing to accomplish the next thing to feel validated. I too am starting to change my mindset from goal to intention. The game of goal setting and accomplishing takes all the joy out of life. It makes us like robots, only alive to complete tasks. But intention, lets us live with determination to move in a direction that brings us real fulfillment. It makes us strong and driven, not frantic failures like goals. Within intention we are free to finally be the creatives and joyful humans we are meant to be! I needed to hear this from you, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Cheers to 2016!ReplyCancel

    • Angela - That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling, Rachel! Complete one goal, which was probably only really a “to-do”, and still feel like something is missing. Then it’s on to the next! It’s so easy to get lost in goals and milestones, which makes us forget why we love what we do to begin with!! Here’s looking at a fabulous new year!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - What an interesting perspective! I’m so glad that you shared this post.ReplyCancel