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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

    I great big puffy heart *love* comments, so please let me know you visited! I try to always reply!

Category Archives: retired photographer


It’s been a month of photo shoots for friends and our parish for me–it’s like old times with the photo editing over here!  I love the way these turned out!

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Benjamin’s Birth

Benjamin is a very accommodating baby.  His mother and I both hoped that I’d be able to photograph his birth, but between my schedule at the hospital, my school schedule, our camping trips, weekend at Comic Con, and plans to leave for Seattle just before his due date, it was looking a little dicey.  He […]

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It’s been over a year since I closed Real Photography, and people always ask me if I miss it.  The truth is that I don’t, because I still take pictures all the time!  I thought I would share some of the pictures that I took last year over the next few weeks.  I’m going to […]

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