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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 […]

How are you all grown up and graduating from high school? Anyone who has ever had a graduating senior knows those first 18 years of life went so much faster than you would have ever believed possible, weren’t you just born yesterday? Someone once told me that when they start their freshman year, you better […]

What would you wish for if you knew you would get it? What are your biggest dream? When you blow out your birthday candles…..and blow Covid germs all over your bundt cake…..what are you going to wish for THIS year? Last year on my birthday I had big dreams, I had just come home from […]

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 […]

I’ve been approached MANY times by friends who have recently learned someone in their lives has been diagnosed with cancer. I have been asked many questions about how they should react, what they can do, how they can help, what kinds of things helped me the most. I’ve been asked how to help during treatment, […]

“even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” – Les Mis√©rables 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 […]

It was such an honor to get to fly to Reno for Kenzie and Tyler’s wedding in the Reno, NV Temple. The mountains,  trees and scenery were GORGEOUS!! I wish I could take every set of bridal photos there!! The forecast all week had been looking like it was going to rain, and at the […]

Last week was my birthday and I turned 43!! A few years ago it might have just been another day in the life, another sunrise to sunset without any fanfare or celebration, but I’ve learned a few things about myself in the last 3 years that make me appreciate my birthday more than ever….and dang […]

I’m getting a NEW sister-in-law!!!!!! (and if you can’t tell, I’m SUPER EXCITED!!!) Skylar and Avery came to visit me in Chicago and while they were here we decided to take some engagement pictures. They weren’t “officially” engaged, but they were talking about wedding plans and picking dates {close enough, right?}. The only day we […]