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Raleigh Outdoor Family Session | The Ichiho Family

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This Raleigh outdoor family session at the North Carolina Museum of Art is soaked in beautiful light, weather and people!

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The Day I Became a Photographer

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The day I fell in love with photography was over 20 years ago. At the time, I didn’t know how this newly unearthed passion would impact my life in the years to come. 

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My 2017 Word of the Year

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My word of the year 2017 and the events that led me to it.

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The Reason I’m a Wedding Photographer

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The reason I’m a wedding photographer stems all the way back to my childhood and witnessing the effects of a happy marriage. It gives me a deep conviction, more purpose and a strongly-rooted reason to push forward and become better.

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The Societal Expectations of Mom vs. Dad

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Putting the message out there that men should be praised for doing the exact same things that a woman does in parenting communicates to them that they’re not as capable as parents. We’re telling them that it doesn’t come as naturally for them. And while that may be a crutch that some men have preferred to lean on, it’s simply not the case. 

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Creative at Heart Conference: A Reflection

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A recent life experience caused me to reflect on my time at Creative at Heart in a different light.

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Giving Back this Christmas Season

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Christmas is such a joyful time of year. Let’s use it to spread joy and love to those who may not otherwise experience it this holiday season!

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

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Making friends as an adult is hard! Here are five tips for navigating the friend-making journey in this unstructured adult world we live in.

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Stay-at-Home or Working Mom: Which is Better?

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Stop looking to society to figure out whether you should be a working mom or a SAHM. The right answer for you is closer than you may think.

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Abandon Your Happiness and Love Your Spouse Better

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Contrary to popular belief, marriage isn’t about our happiness. It’s about making our spouses happy.

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Why I’m Giving up My Pre-Mom Self [and Pure Barre]

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You can’t be your pre-mom self and your mom self at the same time. There are some things that just won’t fit into your life after you have a child. And you know what? That is one hundred and ten percent OK.

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Redefining Success

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We need to stop defaulting to the definition of success equaling money. Success can look different to to each individual, and we need to understand what it means for each of us. 

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How I Really Feel About Giving Up the City Life

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Living in suburbia is not necessarily better than living in the city. It’s just the right choice for us at this point in our lives, and this is why.

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