Archive for May, 2013

May 10, 2013
posted in Personal

My handsome husband is 25 today! I really don’t know what I would do without him. He is a special gift from God and I’m so thankful we were brought together by the powers that be. I’m so ridiculously proud of all Zach has accomplished in his 25 short years of life, and it blows my mind to see how hard he is working to achieve his dreams of becoming a doctor. I don’t know how he manages to stay so level, calm and driven, all the while being an incredible husband who shows me so much love and support EVERY SINGLE DAY. How I managed become the proud wife of this smart, hilarious, sweet and devilishly handsome man is beyond me, but I praise God for the endless joy he brings to our lives. He fills my heart so full. Today is about celebrating the wonderful man he is and will continue to be. Zach, I’m so proud of you and I love you with all of my heart.

Thank you for being wonderful you.

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May 03, 2013
posted in Bridal

We had a bridal session with Jordan that had so many great shots, but there is something about these portraits of Jordan from her actual wedding day that keep me coming back to them. She had such a glow about her on the big day, so here are a few favorites. Thanks for letting me part of your special day!

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May 03, 2013
posted in Family

Love this couple and their style! Enjoy a few favorites from my session with Zach and Tori.

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May 03, 2013
posted in Family

You may or may not remember a post from last summer about my first experience with birth photography. It was an experience I’ll never forget and one I hope to do many more times in the future! A lot of things made the experience extra special, especially being able to capture this moment in my best friend’s life when Roslyn Kate came into the world. Since then, sweet Roslyn has grown so much and is the sweetest baby on the planet. I can’t believe she is already almost 10 months old! This girl is all smiles and her two-tooth smile melts everyone who is lucky enough to see her. She is an adventurous red-headed beauty, and watching her grow is one of life’s sweetest blessings. Here are some favorites from her 9-month session!

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May 03, 2013
posted in Senior

I have loved the senior sessions I’ve had this year, and I wanted to post a few favorites from my sessions with Paige, Elizabeth, Molly, Rachel and Ellie. All of these women have great personalities and extremely bright futures. I wish them all the best! Congrats, girls!

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May 02, 2013
posted in Personal

A few weeks ago, I was in Colorado with my family to shoot a wedding, and we were blessed to be able to drop by my sweet grandparents’ home. Though distance keeps us from seeing them as much as we would like, I can’t help but feel right at home when we get the chance to visit. They have always lived a very simple, but full life. They have created an incredible family legacy that I’m proud to be a part of. I will cherish the many moments I have sat in tears from laughing with my grandma as we hold hands on her couch, the moments I have sat in awe of the incredible stories my grandpa has lived to tell, the moments where I have stood outside feeling so small against the fortress of logs my grandpa has prepared for their wood-burning stove, the moments where the most epic rounds of Pitch have been played around the same table we have snapped gallons and gallons of green beans on (again, in tears from laughing) and the moments where nothing has been more comforting than eating my grandma’s incredible cooking. I adore my grandparents so much.

Being a photographer makes me want to capture everything I see because I am constantly stimulated and inspired by the sights around me. However, there are too many moments that simply can’t be captured as they deserve to be. Their home is one of those places. A place that can’t be described by words or captured in pictures, and I mean that in the best of ways. That being said, I still wanted to grab a couple of shots that make me feel like I’m there whenever I’m missing them. These are just a few captures of the spaces where so many memories have been made. Remember how Kirsten Dunst’s character in the movie “Elizabethtown” snaps imaginary photos with her hands when there is an iconic moment or memory she never wants to forget? This is the same idea, only I want to try to permanently capture these moments and spaces. I hope to have more posts in the future that display the same idea with a series called, “Remember This”. The idea is that whenever I reach a place where I need a reminder of what really matters in my life, I can come back to these photos and savor them for all they hold.

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