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Marriage, faith, and family I am so blessed to be surrounded by a lineage of love stories in my family. From my great grandparents to my parents, they provided me with a strong foundation of marriage, faith, and family. I never had the opportunity to meet my Grandma Mayrose but this is a letter she wrote […]

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The Story Of Us Like my grandmother and mother before me, when it came time to think about what Musa and I wanted to engrave into our wedding bands, one word came to mind, Mizpah. The word Mizpah comes from the Old Testament in the Bible. It is an old Hebrew word that means “Lord […]

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The Story Of Us August 27, 2016 My favorite part of our wedding day was the ceremony. To vow our lives in front of God, family, and friends was a moment I will never forget. Musa and I wrote our own vows for our wedding day. We have these vows framed in our bedroom, so […]

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  “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony Seventeen months ago, I started my own photography business. I LOVE being a photographer, but to set myself apart, […]

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My Whole 30 Experience After marrying Musa, the honeymoon phase also included lots of food and snacks! Late night ice cream, pizza date nights, and munchy snacks started to consume my life. The fact is, Musa eats a lot more than me! I felt like when he ate, I had to too. My diet began […]

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The Story Of Us Our wedding day was one of the best days of my life! We got married at Crago Farms on August 27, 2016. Everything was absolutely beautiful! Words can not describe the feelings or emotions about what it is like to marry the love of your life! It is SO exciting! We had […]

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Alley Park Lancaster, Ohio When it came to my engagement session, I had my mind set on a winter wonderland theme! Since Musa proposed in December (read about how he proposed here), I thought it was only fitting to have our engagement photos taken in the winter time. The hardest part of planning a winter […]

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Romantic Fine Art Styled Shoot Utica, Ohio My favorite part about any event, the behind the scenes! I thought it would be fun to share with you the #BTS of our romantic fine art styled shoot at the Rusty River Barn in Utica, Ohio. Samantha Newman Photography and I started planning this styled shoot back in […]

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The Story Of Us On Christmas Eve, 2015, I woke up, took a shower, and put on my pink flamingo bikini with white lace cover-up. I threw my hair up in a bun, looked at myself in the mirror and decided I was ready for the day; after all, I was in Key West Florida […]

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The Story Of Us Just to give you a timeline, I met Musa in January 2015 and I invited him to come home with me for Thanksgiving that November. Just 11 months from meeting, he was ready to ask for my hand in marriage. The entire drive back home to New York, Musa was so […]

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The Story Of Us After our first date, Musa knew he wanted to marry me. I wasn’t quite on the same level as he was yet. I truly wasn’t looking for a relationship, I was loving my job and my time out in Ohio. But, it wasn’t long for me to know that this relationship […]

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The Story Of Us A few days after we first met, Musa invited me to watch the Ravens vs. Patriots playoff game at The Goat in Dublin. If you’ve never been to The Goat, it’s a pretty neat place. It’s a bar and grill that has corn hole and volleyball! It’s a pretty neat atmosphere […]

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