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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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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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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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    CNP has a big announcement: We are moving to Japan for a year!!!! Saaaay what?! Yep. Kyle and I are embarking on a new adventure together. Nothing is set in stone but we are resolute about moving forward with this. Even though most things aren’t settled, here are a few details that we […]

We’re Moving to Japan for the Year!

Sep 7, 2018

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      As you probably already know I LOVE to garden. I wouldn’t say I have a green thumb or am really knowledgable or anything but I am out in the garden whenever I get the chance and it has taught me a lot about life. This post won’t be filled with gardening tips. […]

A lesson from my August Garden

Aug 28, 2018

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    So far this year I’ve been sharing my goals with you every month. All of my goals from business to personal but this month I am making a slight change. I love sharing because I hope you can learn from my successes as well as my mistakes and remember that you are not […]

My July Goals

Jul 5, 2018

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