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Living in Simplicity | Our Commitment to Contentment

Guys, 2015 was a YEAR. It was a year of trial, heartache, change, growth, surprises, and accomplishment.  It was tough year. SUCH a tough year. Despite that…I thank the Lord for every hard day that we experience. Our family went through A LOT and we survived. We still have leaps and bounds to go but […]

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Ms. A | Just for Her | Empowering Boudoir Photo Shoot

Abby had been wanting to do a boudoir session for a long time. In fact, she spent over a year considering the idea before finally deciding it was time. When she booked her session, she knew she wanted to have this experience for herself—to feel beautiful and confident in her skin. Being in the military, […]

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Life After Surgery | How I see Me

I sat at the stop light, my mind spinning, trying to come up with the perfect words to describe to my perfect daughter why mama was going to be having surgery again. So I tried to explain to her why my tummy didn’t look like hers. We had talked about how everyone was made differently […]

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Keeping Love Alive

There’s a lot that goes into making a marriage work. A LOT. One blog post or book or counseling session isn’t gonna fix everything but if I’ve learned anything in 12 years of marriage the hardest part about improving your relationship is acknowledging that sometimes…what you are doing isn’t working. I absolutely love my beauties, […]

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Lifestyle Boudoir: A Luxury Boudoir Session in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Yours Truly Portraiture has a beautiful luxe studio equipped with all the pretty things to make your boudoir session an incredible experience. I love hosting you beauties in the studio for your sessions, and it is a wonderful option for taking stunning photos in gorgeous natural light. But for those of you who would rather […]

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The Truly Retreat: Truly Healing | Corolla, NC, Outer Banks Women’s Retreat

There is something so restorative about God’s gorgeous coast, digging your toes into the sand, and looking out at the ocean. That was the backdrop for Truly Healing and rightfully so! After the first Truly Retreat, our eyes were so opened to the fact that so many women—all women if truth be told—walk through life […]

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