March 1, 2018

Once in a while you’ll get a family who can become their true selves in front of you. This, friends, makes for some awesome memories. If you can show up and put aside whatever mess is going on in your life, whatever tantrum your toddler(s) had while you were dressing and getting them in and […]

February 20, 2018

I’ve said it before, but first time parents are the sweetest to watch with their new child. There is no handbook or manual to teach us how to do this, but somehow instincts always kick in and mom & dad become naturals at caring and loving for their newborn. Maybe it’s because there aren’t other […]

February 12, 2018

The day started at the bride’s parents’ house, and I couldn’t think of a better way to begin the best day of your life. Their home was so warm and inviting, bustling with friends and family enjoying coffee and breakfast while the girls had their hair and make-up done. With the fire going and the […]

January 29, 2018

I really worked with some of the most amazing people in 2017. It was a task coming up with my favorites, so there are a lot, as a heads up. These photos are sweet, silly, intimate, emotional and overflowing with light and life. Every time I look at them I want to giggle, tear up, […]

October 5, 2017

You’ll notice that basically the first half of my blog images here are of these two sisters just having a fantastic time. While mom was nursing and getting the newborn ready for photos, we had some time to jump on the bed and laugh hysterically at dad. These instantly became some of my favorite images […]

September 26, 2017

The last time these two were in front of my camera was for their engagement photos three Septembers ago! Well, this September, we were joined by a baby bump. What an honor to see them go from giggly almost newly-weds to excited almost parents. They were just as sweet and genuine as they were a […]

September 20, 2017

This week is the official start of the fall season! Autumn is my absolute favorite. What’s not to love? Pumpkin spice, apple picking, pecan pies, cozy sweaters, boots, football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, foliage, cider, crisp air…it’s wonderful. New season = new reason to decorate a table, which I’m always down for. This table is a little […]

September 18, 2017

I’ve been anxiously awaiting fall portrait sessions all summer! It’s my busiest time of year, but it’s worth it to meet so many new families and see my returning families with littles who have grown. I had a great fall kick-off with this sweet family of three! Although it was still early September, there was […]

August 31, 2017

In August, my mind always takes me back to childhood (when will that stop, I wonder). I loved and hated August. As a family, we always went to the beach at the beginning of the month, before school and sports started back up. This meant I could never look too forward to vacation because I […]

August 24, 2017

The fabulous thing about being a second shooter for a wedding is that you show up on the wedding day, take the pictures, then you go home! While I love photographing weddings, the post production process is quite daunting. It’s nice to actually be able to enjoy the wedding day and be the helper. The […]

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