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Visiting Arizona: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend

This was one of my favorite days of the trip. We left Monument Valley early and drove to Antelope Canyon outside the city of Page. Dad had arranged a special guided tour of the slot canyon. It was specifically for photographers, so they required each individual person have their own DSLR and tripod (neither of […]

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Travel

Visiting Arizona: Monument Valley

Last week, my dad and I took a trip to Arizona to visit Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona. We flew in to Phoenix and then drove north, making a few pit stops along the way. Our first stop was at Chilleen’s on 17, a restaurant featured on Bar Rescue that my dad wanted […]

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Life Travel

Visiting Washington DC: Highlights from our recent trips

Last May, my mom moved to DC. She got a new job with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. It was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down, so just a few months after Mike and I moved to Hampton Roads, she relocated three hours north. Mike and I went to visit early in the summer. He’d […]

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Visiting West Virginia: Our Annual Trip to Snowshoe

We took our annual week-long trip to Snowshoe, WV over New Years. There wasn’t any snow on the ground but the slope conditions were pretty good. We stayed somewhere new and had deer visitors every morning. The other people at the hotel would throw food from their balconies and tempting as it was to join […]

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Life

Two Dogs and the season of snow

We got quite a bit of snow this winter – two storms with about 6 inches and several days of minor accumulations.  The pups love their snow days, almost more than I do. During one of the storms, our fancy pine tree got overloaded and one of the branches snapped. Other than that we didn’t […]

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Photography

April & Brian’s Wedding in Hendersonville NC

In June, Mike’s cousin (my cousin-in-law?) got married. Their wedding was at a beautiful house in the North Carolina mountains. I was lucky enough to photograph the event. You may remember April and Brian – I took their engagement photos, too. You can view all of the photos here: Post by Aiken Heart Photography.

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Photography

Engagement Photos – Arlington VA

Mike and I went up to DC last weekend for Taylor and Brandon’s engagement party. Before the festivities, Taylor set aside some time to snap a few proper engagement photos. These are my favorites. You can view all of the photos here: Post by Aiken Heart Photography.

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Life Photography

A Backyard Engagement!

Back in September, my sorority sister, Taylor, and her boyfriend, Brandon, came to stay with us. I’d won a “VIP Party” at a bar nearby and needed them to come down so I could meet the minimum head count to take advantage of the VIP perks. That turned out to be a bust (I didn’t […]

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Life

Why you should use a local florist and not 1-800-FLOWERS

Today is my mom’s birthday. Because of what happened on 9/11, her birthday will always be a little bit overshadowed by a national tragedy. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – 9/11 is a day for reflection, appreciation, and patriotism, so in a way I’m sure she is proud to share the date with Patriots […]

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Travel

Visiting Norfolk: Nauticus and the Battleship Wisonsin

On Sunday Mike and I met my Dad to explore the Nauticus Museum and Battleship Wisconsin.  The Battleship is berthed in downtown Norfolk.  We explored the massive ship and also the maritime and naval museums in the adjacent building.  Going anywhere with my Dad is like having a free tour guide – he knows a […]

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