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Love Daphne Mae

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out all matters of photography, motherhood, and home, through informative posts, educational opportunities, and honest musings.  I hope you feel welcome and inspired to find clarity in your purpose, peace in your journey, and magic in your mundane!

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love in the city

love in the city

I love getting to explore with families. Stick toes in the sand, head in the clouds, hands and hearts held be one another.

Autumn in the South

Autumn in the South

I'm heading back to the South this week for family sessions and to teach at this year's The Fount Collective workshop in Florida. It reminded me of the last time I was in Georgia in the fall of 2019. The trees were changing autumnal tones, dropping their leaves that...

rhythms in homeschooling | teaching multiple grades

rhythms in homeschooling | teaching multiple grades

“The rhythm of family. Until we transform the chaos of family life, we can never hope to transform society. I envision a circle of caring intimacy. I envision a place where we celebrate waking, eating, noisy laughter, quiet moments of communion. I envision a sanctuary, however unorthodox, where each of us can develop inner harmony and strength of character.

The art of preserving nostalgia

Motherhood + family photography

Whether you are just about to welcome your first baby Earthside, find yourself in the throes of navigating the teenage years, or somewhere in between, I want to preserve this season for you. The one that you’re living today, because motherhood is an ever changing journey, and you will never regret having tangible reminders of you with your family just as that looks and feels right now. I am available for travel, and adore creating natural light, lifestyle photographs for people who love each other a lot. My goal will always be to meet you where you are, and I work hard each day to recognize my own journey and truth, so that I can more clearly see and honor the beauty of yours through photographs.  I’ve been a film photographer for over nine years now, and am still as in love as ever with its soulful quality and authentic perspective. Let’s connect and create something meaningful, timeless, and honestly beautiful, together.

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An end begets a beginning.

An end begets a beginning.

Another year is coming to a close, which reminds me that endings beget new beginnings. A comforting thought as the swiftness of the passage of time becomes more and more evident to me. My baby is nearly a year and a half old, my oldest child is in double digits, and...

a truth about change.

a truth about change.

I remember nearly 6 years ago when I was transitioning my second born from his crib in the nursery, to a toddler bed in his big sister's room. Not only did I need him out of the nursery so that I could bring another baby into it in just about seven weeks time, but I...

easy homemade pomegranate jelly

easy homemade pomegranate jelly

When I was a child, my maternal grandmother was my only living grandparent. The others had passed long before I was even born, so she filled that spot for all of them. To be honest, she wasn’t overly domestic, her kitchen didn’t smell like cookies, but instead carried...

simple sourdough bagels

simple sourdough bagels

One of my favorite things to eat is a chewy bagel with fluffy cream cheese on top. Many moons ago, when I lived in southern California while attending UC Irvine, on weekends that I didn't come home, I would venture from my little one room garage turned apartment on...

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Courses for every skill level

Motherhood + photography

Find joy in the journey, clarity in your purpose, and prosperity in your business. Online courses for photographers, small business owners, influencers, students, expectant mothers, and homeschoolers.

About me

I’m Alex, wife to a farmer, and homeschooling, home birthing, home making, and homesteading mama to our four little ones.  We currently reside on a little farm in California where I am also a photographer and writer preserving all the facets of motherhood for myself and others. I believe in intentionally lived days that are firmly rooted in Jesus, with a healthy dose of empathy and wonder woven within the magically mundane.

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