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Hi there! Welcome to the blog, a journal that is updated at least twice a week with recent work, helpful tips, and personal posts! Grab some tea a stay while!

Hi, I'm christa

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One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Each couple has one. And I love meeting with newly engaged couples for the first time and listening to the “long version” over coffee. I love all of the little details and like what they were thinking, who made the […]

Our Story: The Infamous Movie Night

Jan 14, 2019

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I’m not just a wedding photographer because I like beautiful bouquets or wedding gowns (though I do love those things). I do it because I love people and I want to see marriages thrive. My husband and I have been married for 3.5 years and counting, and though that isn’t terribly long by any means, […]

Newlyweds: Our 2 Most Influential Books

Jan 11, 2019

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Since everyone that was a part of SMU spent so much time together, fast friendships formed and a wonderful community began. And we spend as much time together in training as outside of it.

Our Story: Tinkerbell and Peter Pan

Jan 7, 2019

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In 2019 I am determined to face a fear. And I am bring you along on my journey. But before I tell you my fear, I figured I would give you some back story.

Facing my fears: My First Scans

Jan 4, 2019

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The semester was off to a great start. My classes were great. My team leaders were doing great. And we were about to head up the mountain for a retreat with all of the leaders. I loved these retreats, the cabin with a view of the lake, and the all the fun activities we had planned. But during this cabin retreat, something was different.

Our Story: Is this Going to Be Awkward?

Dec 31, 2018

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The summer flew by. A couple weeks before the semester started, the relationship I was in ended. I was ready for a new fresh start and for a season of absolutely no guys. I was finally getting the hang of that time management thing and wanted no distractions. I was particularly excited about the on-campus job, little did I know, I was about to become Kyle’s Boss!

Our story: Hi, I’m Your Boss Now

Dec 17, 2018

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Not only did Kyle and I not meet freshman year but I don’t even remember seeing him around. I have one vague impression of a curly haired guy sitting with our friend Scott and other cross country dudes in the Caf.

Our Story: First Impressions

Dec 10, 2018

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Intentionally connecting with the person you love most can be hard. But I’ve got you covered with some date night ideas that are more than just your run of the mill dates. These aren’t just a list of things you could do but prompts to help you stay connected with one another and stay present […]

5 Date Night Ideas | Japan Wedding Photographer

Dec 7, 2018

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One of the biggest things I love about being a wedding photographer is the stories. Often at the end of these coffee dates, my couple’s will ask, “what about you?”. So I decided it was time to share the story of how Kyle and I fell in love. All the way from “hello” to “I do”.

Our Story: Ships Passing in the Night

Dec 3, 2018

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5 great ideas to connect with the person you love the most this November! Whether you want to stay in or go out on the town, there is an idea for you.

5 Fun Date night Ideas for November | Japan Wedding Photographer

Nov 8, 2018

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Christa Norman is a wedding photographer based out of Orange County California and Nagoya Japan