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There is a season for everything. For growth, harvest, rest, planting. But we live in a fast-paced world that insists we need to be growing abundantly and constantly. But have we stopped to ask if this is sustainable or healthy? I don’t think so and true of nature either. 

Why I’m Taking a Sabbatical (And why you should consider it too)

Nov 24, 2017


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Let’s chat about the comparison game. Have you heard the saying comparison is the thief of joy? I am sure you have. There are cute hand-lettered versions of it all over social media. Most of us believe this statement is true, but for some reason, we still feel the need to compare ourselves to strangers […]

The Comparison Game

Jul 31, 2017


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As a professional photographer, I feel a great responsibility when it comes to retouching. The images I take, edit and send out to the world tell a story of beauty but I want that story to be a true one. You see, I believe there is so much beauty in the world and in every […]

My Thoughts on Retouching

Jul 8, 2017


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To be honest I was a little nervous walking up to this shoot. If you aren’t a creative entrepreneur or interested style education you might not know Hilary Rushford but . . .

Hilary Rushford’s Brand Photography Session in San Diego

Jun 1, 2017


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I love stories. More than I can even explain. It’s like I get swept up in them and have to know the ending. I love them in every form. I love listening to someone tell a good story even if I’ve heard it a million times before they never get old. I will even get wrapped […]

7 Great Reads

May 30, 2017


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I knew when I was seventeen that photography was what I wanted to spend my life doing. Along the way I had people tell me that my dream wasn’t attainable.

Grit & The Path to Profitability | Orange County Wedding Photographer

May 16, 2017


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  In the day of fast fashion and ever-changing trends, Jessie was craving the something that would adapt and transform with her throughout the seasons of her life. She was tired of standing in front of her closet with that sinking realization that nothing seemed to fit right. And when she couldn’t stand it anymore, […]

Season: A Dress For A Flavorful Life

Apr 13, 2017


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Have you ever played Spike Ball? Have you ever tried doing in a floor length skirt? Of course you haven’t because you are smart. But unlike you, I did. And then I literally fell on my face. At a wedding. That I was photographing. I love to engage with my clients, get to know them, […]

What I Learned From Falling on My Face (Literally)

Dec 8, 2016


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The sun, the ocean spray, and the cool breeze are some of my favorite parts of summer. These things, of course, do not disappear once summer ends and fall begins . . .

4 Reflection Questions for the End of Summer

Sep 2, 2016


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  The secret to avoiding crowds while traveling isn’t some magical or new thing. This probably won’t be mind-blowing but in most cases, these tips will help to keep stress levels down, avoid dangerous situations, and let you have an amazing trip. But is it really that important to avoid the crowds? Yes! By avoiding […]

The Secret to Avoiding Crowds

Aug 27, 2016


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