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Clair Dickson

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clair dicksonClair’s roots are in Missouri, but “where the Army sends them” is home to her family which includes her soldier husband and their four children ages 6, 10, 13 and 15. She treasures her faith and loves reading, writing, swimming, and photography. Clair is passionate about mental health awareness and care. A former art teacher, Clair enjoys creating in ways that support her home and family and is preparing to go back to the art room soon. A tree in fall splendor, laughs with a friend, a light mystery, frosty limeades… these are some of her favorite things.  You may email Clair at thecreativemama.info@gmail.com.

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Alison Bickel

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Alison lives in the heart of the midwest where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys.  Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens.  The photography bug bit her in sixth grade, upon getting her first camera, a Kodak Disk.  She has been chasing light and subjects ever since.  On her blog, ‘this homemade life’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for vegetarian cooking and obsession with farmer’s markets. You may email Alison at alison@alisonbickel.com.

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Carey Pace

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Carey believes that beauty waits to be uncovered in the ordinary moments of everyday life. She chases creative motherhood, honesty in her writing, and images that tell stories.  Her faith in Jesus inspires her to explore and share the trials and triumphs of raising children while designing magical moments along the way.  She is a seeker of Light, a starter of projects, a reader of books, a lover of food and flavor, and an encourager to others. She and her husband Shawn reside in Tennessee with her son and daughter. You may email Carey at carey@careypace.com. 
 
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Dawn Smith

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Dawn is a wife, mom, photographer, and designer. She owns Dawn Smith Designs, an Etsy shop stocked with art photography prints and paper goods that celebrate the magic that is found in the ordinary, everyday moments of life. Dawn has been an instructor for the Phone Photography Project 2 workshop with Big Picture Classes. You can often find her with her car pulled over on the side of the road, taking pictures of anything and everything. To Dawn, a perfect day would be spent on the beach with her family, a book in one hand and a camera in the other.

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Ginger Unzueta

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Ginger is a natural light, lifestyle photographer living in Central Florida. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend. She is a lover and seeker of light and she longs to capture the love and connections of the people she is with. She wants to capture the stories of today to be retold tomorrow. Ginger yearns to capture the beauty of the imperfect and the details of everything around her. She strives to find her way to give back to this world; for she feels she has been blessed in immeasurable ways. She looks for God’s direction in all of this, with hopes to fulfill His purpose for her life. You may email Ginger at ginger.unzueta@gmail.com.

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Jamie Blake

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Jamie is a wife, a mother, and a published author/illustrator. Her children’s book, “The Adventures of Buffalo Joe,” is her latest artistic pursuit. After years of experiencing infertility, Jamie is a mother to a beautiful little girl whom she had the greatest gift of adopting. Being a mom is her greatest joy. In between chasing her one and a half year old daughter, cooking, cleaning, working in the yard, and walking the dog, Jamie is preparing the illustrations for her second book. After traveling the country for her husband’s career, she is now settled in Southeast Idaho close to family and loving it. You may email Jamie at jamie@jamieanneblake.com.

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Jenn Rutledge

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Jenn is a portrait photographer living in the deep South with her high school sweetheart and two children. An old soul, she loves to listen to the greats like Sinatra and Tony Bennett. She can’t live without God and family, date nights and chocolate to keep her sanity. Whether it’s with a camera, a glue gun or a whisk in hand, she is always creating. Finding and capturing the hidden beauty in everyday life with her camera is something she strives for. A DIY’er, she is crafty and likes to design and decorate. But give her a great recipe and she feels at home in the kitchen. Following the heart of God, she is constantly dependent upon and saved by all of His grace. On her blog, “all of His grace” she shares recipes, DIY projects and every day life. You may email Jenn at jenn@allofhisgrace.net.

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Jessie Harrold

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Jessie is a doula, lactation educator, writer, public health professional and food blogger. Most importantly, she is mama to a quirky, adorable little toddler, and wife to an equally quirky, adorable husband. When she is not pacing the hospital floors with mothers-to-be or hovering over plates of food with her camera, Jessie can be found on long bike rides by the ocean, at early-morning lap swim, or spending quality time on her stand-up paddleboard. A former prairie girl who keeps gravitating back to the Eastern Canadian city that stole her heart, Jessie strives to live the biggest, most adventurous life possible. You may email Jessie at jessieharrold.gmail.com.

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Kimberly Peck

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Kimberly received her first camera at the age of seven, fell in love with farms in the first grade, and now creates organic free-range photography in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Making an art-filled home with her husband and three children, she seeks to capture the honesty and serendipity of the everyday. Her photographs have been exhibited around New England, and her work has appeared in Taproot, Monadnock Table, and Yankee magazines. In 2013, Kimberly published her first book, Farm, Food, Life: Photographs + Recipes Inspired by Local Farms. Motivated by her artistic desire to create a visual documentary of hard-working New England farmers, Farm, Food, Lifedeepens our connection to local farmers and producers.

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Maegan Beishline

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Maegan is a photographer, knitter, and textile artist living with her husband and kids in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The bulk of her days are spent tending her home and homeschooling her three daughters. She is also a lover of nature, a morning runner, an ardent reader, and an advocate of creativity in its many forms. Her artistic work within this world follows many paths and has taken many shapes over the years as she constantly strives to find new ways to weave her interests together. You may email Maegan at maegan@madelinebea.com.

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Monique Duke

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Monique decided at 5 years old that she wanted to be an artist. As a result, she spent a lot of time learning to do just about everything one might consider artistic. After 10 years in the photography industry, she’s just returned to school to get an art teacher’s degree. She also is currently working on writing and illustrating two children’s books. She has a  passion for 80’s music, caramel, and California. She lives in New Mexico with her 4 kiddos (ages 7-18) and her husband (a comic book shop manager). When they aren’t drying out in the desert, you’ll find them all at Disneyland. Her friends call her Moki and you can too. You may email Monique at monique@moniqueduke.com.

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Tiffany Kelly

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Tiffany is a portrait photographer who lives near Atlanta GA with her amazing husband, two adorable daughters, and one loyal rescue mutt. She is obsessed with Starbucks, cupcakes, Instagram, and pretty light. Tiffany enjoys celebrating everyday moments with her young daughters and can often be found dancing around her kitchen with them. She loves finding beauty in the mundane and capturing little details. You may email Tiffany at info@tiffanykellyphoto.com.

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Tracy Larsen

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tracy larsen at the creative mamaTracy has never been one to  follow the rules or color inside of the lines. She is a photographer,  wife, mother + the family documentarian. She is currently obsessed with her iPhone, instagram, cooking, crafting, Project Life, Chipotle and NCIS. She spends her days in flip flops down in sunny South Florida with her husband and  their two young boys. In her former life (before becoming addicted to the camera) she was a sports nutritionist for the NBA Dallas Mavericks and the MLB Florida Marlins. Then she found a new dream and followed her passion for photography. These days she shares how she documents her everyday life with her iPhone and her “big” camera on her blog. You may email Tracy at tracysiravolarsen@gmail.com.

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