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Hi there! Welcome to the PMP blog, a journal about my work, life, travels, fashion, and the occasional dessert. Stay a while and say hello!

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I was shocked to find out that children smile, on average, 420 times a day, as opposed to only 20 times for adults. So I’m forcing myself to smile more. Why? Because whether or not we are smiling in response to something that truly made us smile, a smile will always be beneficial to us. […]

3 Reasons to Smile Today

Feb 17, 2020

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It was just a little over a month ago that I went to take Finn’s newborn photos! Now I came back for pictures with mom and dad, and it was so fun to see how much he grew in such a short time! He smiled so many times, and was absolutely mesmerized by mom and […]

Sweet Finn is 1 month!

Feb 12, 2020

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I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had “baby” on my brain for a while now, and since my husband and I will start trying to get pregnant soon, the newborn sessions are getting sweeter and sweeter, since I LOVE babies! My time with Finn was so precious… And I even got a smile at the end! […]

Baby Finn | Mpls Newborn Photographer

Jan 6, 2020

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So I did a thing. I created a whole new blog with all my travel and lifestyle tips! Head on over to Sweet Miss Poly

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Engagement sessions are a lot of fun, but getting there can be stressful. What to wear can be tricky, and you might have a few too many...

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Read about my transition from corporate world to being my own boss and becoming a full time photographer!

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