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"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful -
that will be my life."
-Elsie de Wolfe

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emily mitton

The need to create runs deep with me. I'm driven by my own curiosity and satisfied only when I've done my best. I think God gave us that love for beauty and wants us to seek it out no matter what we're going through.

I love both rustic and shine and am a mix of bohemian-chic and unscripted, timeless romance. My images are my poetry and my inspiration comes from writers, artists, travel, clothing designers, musicians, and real-life, first-hand experience with what it feels like to love and be loved.

I'm a believer in a kind of love that grows stronger over time and being with my little family is where I am happiest! We love to travel, see new places, meet new people and capture riveting love stories...






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GOOD FOOD

I almost went to culinary school, but I decided I'm actually pretty content cooking in my own kitchen and discovering new 
hole-in-the-wall restaurants that blow my mind.

BEACHING

And yet here I am as far away from either coast as possible. So #lakelife it is.

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SHOPPING

I could shop at boutiques all day long. Unless my spending fund is stretched thin, then I won't even look in the window because I know I'll see something I LITERALLY CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.

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exploring

I'm always on the watch for new places and fresh faces. Chances are, if I just met you, I already know exactly where I want to take your picture.

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POCKETS

Where are you supposed to put your phone when you're wearing a dress? What about your keys? Credit card? Hands?? ALL GIRLS WANT POCKETS.

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PACKING

I pretty much hate it. Love to travel, hate to pack. I'm a master procrastinator when it comes to stuffing my luggage.

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pINK

You'll hardly find it anywhere in my wardrobe, not because I don't like it, but because I just don't seem to wear it well.

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LISTs

Some people need their coffee. I need my lists. We'll all be happier, just trust me on this one. 

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pillows

Ben has counted the hours I'm taking off his life that he spends removing the piles of pillows I keep on our beds/couches/chairs.

I have a thousand dreams and the list just keeps growing with each one I take on. If I could, I'd own a boutique, learn how to draw and paint, publish music, study interior design, become a florist, run a kitchen, write a book and travel the world. But hey, maybe I will? 

Right now my heart literally skips a beat when I pull up a new picture on my screen from your shoot and know it will bring you to tears because it captures YOUR dream. Yeah, I'm obsessed. (Basically, my goal is to make you cry.) 


"Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover." 
- Mark Twain

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Ben

Meet

dream. create. repeat.

your life is a canvas

image by hannah elise

I call him my modern day Gilbert Blythe, because he still pronounces, "Sorry": "Sorey". If I'm going to be honest, he's more romantic than I am, braver, and smarter, too. If he's read it, he'll remember it (and he's been reading since he was three, so that's an awful lot of remembering).

He was born in Canada but he's an American Soldier, serving in the Army National Guard, which means we spend more nights apart than we would like, but we also treasure the nights we get together more than we would have if we didn't know anything different.

Ben is also my FAVORITE second shooter. He brings me water, rounds the troops, moves furniture, keeps us on schedule, gets angles with his camera I didn't even think of, and gives me foot rubs. I think I'll keep him around.

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REAL STYLE IS

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." 
- Emily Bronte

Meet Ben

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CEDRIC

image by hannah elise

He turned two last October, but don't let his age deceive you. He hugs, shakes hands, fist bumps, high-fives and blows kisses like a regular pro. He also draws on the bottom of the toilet, puts on blush, stashes canned goods in his bedroom and says "Hi!" to every single passerby, with a courteous "Thank you, thank you!" to anyone kind enough to open the door.

Cedric means "Battle Chieftain" and Paul (his middle name) means "Humble". We love his endless energy and excitement, his theatrical enthusiasm for going outside ("oKAAAAY!!!") and the many other ways he keeps our hearts light in the middle of all of his mini catastrophes.



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REAL STYLE IS

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." 
- Lao Tzu

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Michael Lietdke Photography