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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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Back in January, on another freezing cold day, Natalie and Jesse were sealed in the Payson Temple. I’m so grateful I was able to capture their beautiful day and share in their joy – I’m so sorry I’m so far behind and you had to wait so long to see your photos on the blog! […]

Yes, I’m very much aware that it’s not winter and that this wedding was in January, and yes, I’ve been meaning to blog it {and several others} ever since their beautiful day….AND finally, I’m getting it done!! {it’s only 8 months late, so not a big deal at all!!} This is my baby brother Skylar, […]

MaryRuth and I have been friends since 8th grade. We’ve been through everything together, PCOS, Infertility, job loss, cancer, the death of our moms, and many, many other struggles along the way. We talk to each other about EVERYTHING and we’ve been there for each other through some of the worst days of our lives. […]

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 […]

It was fate that brought them together. Fate, and an empty seat at church. When their friendship kept turning into “I can’t wait to tell Alex this” they knew they had something special. It was an honor to be a part of Alexis Holman and Alex Bennett’s wedding day. I met “Boy Alex” many, many […]