These extraordinary Heroes are worthy of the title (break out Mjolnir). I don’t know where I’d be without them. They have contributed toward help with this site or assisted in my day-to-day life. I couldn’t imagine trying to exist without them. I encourage you to read about them, applaud them, and consider visiting their sites.

Above all, I ask that you let out a hearty, “Excelsior!” They’ve more than earned it.

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Tami Schoenholz

Photographer, Artist Extraordinaire

Besides being my super-awesome little sister, Tami is the designer of my adorable logo for AK. She’s also a fantastic photographer – at her day job and in her spare time.

You can follow her stunning crochet work on Instagram (@hookedonnerdy), or you can pick up one of her unique crochet patterns in her Etsy shop, Hooked on Nerdy.

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Amazingly Focused


Confession: these outstanding photographers are also insanely good friends. You won’t regret looking into their work (ignore my teeny-tiny bias).

They took some of the stunning photos at our wedding. And when they make their big break down the line? I’m going to be proud to say I knew them when.

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Bewitched Salon

Hair and Makeup

Yes, my hair looks incredible. Do I have ANYTHING to do with that? Not a bit. Nan is my beloved hairstylist. She ensures I look amazing.

She also did the stunning makeup for my wedding. Without her, I would resemble a hot mess.

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Chelsea Tracy


Chelsea is the phenomenal photographer responsible for my original headshot. She also took the engagement pictures for my husband and me, and they came out gorgeous.

She’s terrific to work with, and the images she captures speak for themselves.

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LASER Engraving

Besides being my parents and helping out with – well, everything we need a hand with (LOVE THEM!), they also operate a LASER-engraving business.

Cassie is the official mascot and greeter (self-appointed, as you might expect ). If she and Tonks ever meet, prepare for the Apocalypse.

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Doodle Cookie Company

Cookie Artist

Have you ever wanted amazing cookies? Cookies that not only tasted fantastic but looked too good to eat? (I mean, you’ll eat them, but you’ll snap a photo first) Hit up Doodle Cookie Company.

When we presented the challenge of turning the Minions into dragons for our wedding, Kylie didn’t bat an eye – and they were perfect!

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Twisted Sisters

Cupcakes, Cakes, and More

Not gonna lie – we hit up Twisted Sisters A LOT. After deciding they would make our wedding cake, it was impossible to stay away.

With featured monthly and weekly flavors, it’s impossible NOT to sneak over there.

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Nick Barron


I worked with Nick on the Bidwell Hollow Literary Newsletter. He’s a fellow writer, and he continues to share his love of the written word with the world.

Drop by if you’re interested in expanding your literary knowledge.

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