Photography Update: All About the Little Moments

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It has been another long span in between posts, but that isn’t for a lack of luster in the life of Leann! In fact, I’ve had four photo shoots since my last post, and – for me – that is a LOT! Photography has always been just a hobby of mine, but it seems that as each year passes, either more friends and family are getting engaged, married, or pregnant or more are gaining faith in my photography skills. I’d like to think that it’s a combination of both.  Continue reading

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What to Expect at an Open Casting Call for “The Bachelor”

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One thing most people learn about me early on is that if you suggest taking a trip to a city with great food, I won’t need much convincing to say, “Of course I’ll go!” That’s how my story begins. It was a simple text that said, “Do you want to go to Charleston on Saturday?” It wasn’t until a few days later that I learned it was to attend an open casting call for the next filming of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

Seeing this as a great opportunity to do some blog research, I went through the whole process to give you an inside scoop on what to expect and how to prepare should you want your love story to unfold on TV for all of Bachelor Nation to watch. Continue reading

5 Things Guys Should Never Do (but do anyway) on Match.com

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It’s been almost a month now on Match.com, and I’ve seen some good … and some very, very bad. Seriously, guys. You often have me questioning the male species altogether. I figured if Match doesn’t lead to an actual relationship, I might as well use my time spent on the site to help others (because that’s just the sort of person I am). So, to all the men out there: listen up! Here’s a short list of things you should never do while online dating. The ladies can thank me later.

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Adventures in Online Dating

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Why not, right? That’s what I’m telling myself at least. It all started off as a great girls’ night. And, after a glass (or two) of wine perfectly paired with the latest episode of “The Bachelor,” it was hard not to long for a fairytale dream date — complete with glass slippers and teardrop diamond earrings (OK, maybe this week’s episode was a little heavy on the Cinderella product placement.). Following the reality-TV version of romance (excited for next week to bring on the drama and an ambulance!), my friend started telling us about her real-life new beau. How’d they meet? On Match.com, of course. Is he sweet and romantic? Of course he is. Should I give it a try? … I think you know how this night ended. Continue reading