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It’s FALL!! And that means FAMILY PHOTOS!! Does it stress you out? I know it stresses me out and not just because I’m a photographer!!! I know you WANT to do it, you feel like you SHOULD do it, but it’s SOOOOO much work to get your family all ready, to figure out outfits, find […]

This is the year of change, re-arrange, compromise and make-the-best-of-it. I never thought our wedding celebrations would end up the way they did, or that we would have so much uncertainty… and I never planned on trying to work out so many things, in so many different ways in just a few short months. I’m […]

I am so honored that Krista and Miguel asked me to take their maternity photos at the swinging bridge in Riverside, IL. It’s become a family tradition that all of their most important events are captured at the swinging bridge. They did their first look for their wedding here, and came back for their 2 […]

“even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” – Les Misérables It was Saturday afternoon, 4 years ago this week, when my husband of 20 years told me that he wanted a divorce. Just like that. It was over. My whole world shattered. I had been fighting for 10+ years to keep […]

Jeff and I met on LDS Planet at the end of June 2019. His birthday is June 26th and I was first to message him a Happy Birthday message. If you know anything about me, you know I LOVE my birthday, so it seems appropriate that I will always remember our first interaction was his […]

We could not have asked for a more perfect, summer day for Samantha and Ron’s wedding. The weather was gorgeous and the sunlight was so beautiful, but my favorite part was the love shared between Samantha and Ron! It was clear from the moment we did their first look to the good-byes at the end […]

Mara and Jordan were married on a beautiful winter day last December – yes, I’m aware how long ago that was!! It’s worth noting that I photographed all three of these weddings {this one and the previous two posts}, traveled to Utah, did 2 family sessions, an engagement session and helped my brother get ready […]

I LOVED working with these kids – and their mom and dad are pretty great too – they cracked me up the entire time we were together. They have amazing smiles, superb dance moves and the best jokes. I really love working with families year after year, I love to watch them grow and change each […]

The Parker family is full of personality and you can bet that we captured it during their family photo shoot.  The light that night was BEAUTIFUL and I love the colors they chose, it made their photos so light and airy with that soft glowing light. This is one of my secrets when planning and […]

There are some people who you know are meant to be a part of your life, who are placed in it at just at the right moment and who make such a huge impact on your world.  As Christmas is only a week away, and I find myself once again missing my family in Utah, […]