// cultivate joy

Last week I took the kids to the park. While they were playing on the playground — running around, climbing, jumping, going up and down the slides — I sat down on the swing. I started swinging back-and-forth. Pumping my legs, going higher and then higher still. Suddenly I was flying through the air. I…

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Reflection in May

The past few weeks have been non-stop. I’ve been really busy in good ways. Last weekend, I shot a beautiful wedding on Friday, did head shots for a recently published author on Saturday. On Sunday, we spent all day working in the yard. This week, I’ve been editing photos so that I can get them…

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instagram snaps of life // 05

Just a few random iPhone snaps from the past few months. It’s amazing how quickly Roman is growing & changing. It takes my breath away. This summer has been so blessed & lovely — these pictures are a beautiful reminder of that. / / / all photographs via my instagram. follow me @denabotbyl. instagram snaps…

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instagram snaps of life // 04

wildflowers in the kitchen windowsill beets from the farmer’s market sliced dinner: shrimp, broccoli, onions & eggplant sauteed in curry powder/almond milk. red cabbage, celery, radish salad. jasmine rice up at grammy’s cabin, chillin’ on the couch nap time poolside under the umbrella dinner: wild rice, red & gold quinoa, red & green peppers, onions,…