I’ve known Jeremy since he was in elementary school, I met his mom, Janet, when I first moved to Chicago in 2001 and she has become a lifetime friend. In fact, her family gave me adoption papers one year for Christmas, so I’m officially a sister. We are so excited for Maria and Jeremy and […]

The ceremony took place under a beautiful arch, next to a private lake on a perfect Michigan summer night. The bride and groom were surrounded by family and friends, and their bridal party included lost of adorable kids. Just over a month ago I received a call from Karson asking if I would be available […]

“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 […]

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, […]

Family photo sessions are my favorite sessions to do, I love being able to capture families in all the stages of their life, I love seeing you interact with your extended family and I love working with your children. I hope that you know how important preserving your family legacy is to me and how […]

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 […]