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August 16, 2019

My sweet James Richard. 365 days ago I was in the early stages of labor, still trying to convince myself that I was having Braxton Hicks contractions so I wouldn’t get my hopes up. For nine long months you grew inside my belly. I still remember the first time I felt you move, and how […]

August 9, 2019

I still vividly remember the day Brooke told me she was pregnant. It was a Sunday morning and I was getting ready for church when she sent me a picture of a positive pregnancy test and a text that said “Aunnntieeee Beccaaaaa. Good morning from our little Samuels adventurer #2!” Needless to say, I immediately […]

July 10, 2019

The sun was shining bright, dragonflies flew through the air, and music rang across the vineyard. It was a beautiful summer night that was made even more special because it was spent celebrating Cristi and Jacob. The entire day was full of tears, laughter, smiles and dancing. Cristi and her girls cut a rug in […]

May 8, 2019

When I first saw Robyn on her wedding day, she was surrounded by her bridesmaids and loved ones, getting her makeup done, and laughing along with her friends. As I rounded the corner, she jumped out of her chair and gave me the biggest hug. As she squeezed my eyes started to well up with […]

May 3, 2019

It was a warm spring day with a hint of summer in the air. The sun was bright, the shade was cool and the flowers were blooming. Natalie thought we were there for some spring family pictures, but Julian had much more up his sleeve. When he got out of his truck he looked at […]

May 1, 2019

You know that feeling you get when you see two people who are so happy and so in love it makes YOU happy? That’s how I feel every time I’ve been with Joe and Brittany. Their joy is contagious, and they are head over heels for each other. How can you not smile when you […]

April 22, 2019

When I think of a girl who is full of life, joy and kindness, Reese comes to mind. I’ve known her since she was in elementary school, and am still in shock that she is graduating in less than two months. Reese is my sister’s best friend, and I know exactly why they get along […]

April 19, 2019

It’s no secret that I love spring. The minute it starts warming up, trees begin budding and flowers bloom, I’m in heaven. I live for warmer weather and get so excited for all the spring photoshoots. I’m a huge fan of the tall grass, green trees and flowers everywhere. It’s my favorite time of year […]

April 10, 2019

The day started off dark and foreboding. Big rain clouds threatened to open up at any minute, and it grew more and more overcast as the morning went on. Then, a little over an hour before the wedding began, the storm unleashed. Rain pelted against the glass in the chapel, the black thunderclouds blocked out […]

April 3, 2019

There was nothing lining the aisle or decorating the stage. The reception decor was minimal, with flowers, pictures and a small cake. Her dress was modest and simple. They had one attendant each – a matron of honor and best man. And it was one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever captured. Kristen’s smile […]