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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.

Recent Posts

my top 5 black Friday deals

my top 5 black Friday deals

Black Friday gives me a bit of mild anxiety. So many things, so much noise, so many "must haves," that I know I really don't need. I was hesitant to create this post because I never want you to feel like you have to consume, or like one person’s “must haves” are...

our big news – part 3 of 3

our big news – part 3 of 3

I loved reading everyone’s guesses and many of you were correct… we are moving to South Carolina!!! We will be upstate, where we bought 12 acres of rolling hills with a house, barn, and a stream 😭, running through the property! It’s a dream. One that I can’t wait to...

our Thanksgiving favorites

our Thanksgiving favorites

I absolutely love Thanksgiving. I remember as a child, or even as a young adult, I never really cared much for this holiday that offered foods I was never really into, or pies that I would gladly pass on. For me, it was more of a gateway to Christmas more than...

our big news – part 2 of 3

our big news – part 2 of 3

After much deliberation, prayer, a very clear dream ( which I will share that later on), and a few very obvious promptings... Our big news is… we are moving!!! To a different state! After a few years of feeling like God was calling us elsewhere, and a year and a half...

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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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Instagram Captions

Presenlty Prompts

Spend more time connecting with your audience and your family, and less time overthinking your Instagram captions.  Customizable caption prompts that help you tell your story and share your offerings in a relatable, honest way.