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It is your baby’s first birthday photo session. You are so excited. But, then the overwhelm starts. Endless possibilities. Colors? Pink or Purple? Gold or Silver? OR WAIT?! Should we do a theme?! Minnie Mouse, Ariel, Under the Sea, Elephants, HELP! We get a lot of these questions when people are planning their sweet baby’s […]

Planning for a Smashcake Session

July 21, 2020

I just have to say it again: time goes SO fast! It seems like just yesterday we were at the hospital taking photos of Mila at just two days old. We cannot believe she is already one. Katie and I were supposed to take Mila’s photos in May, but, because of COVID, we had to […]

Mila’s Smashcake and Mommy and Me Shoot

June 30, 2020

Some days are short. Some days are long. Some days are filled with laughter. Some days are filled with tears. They are never certain. However, one thing that is certain is my love for my kids. Becoming a mom is unlike anything in this world. I have never been so filled with every emotion at […]

Happy Mother’s Day

June 26, 2020

We have all been there. All we want is a few great photos of our beautiful kids – the thought of those canvases hanging on our walls. Ahhh, it just makes us happy. Until the moment comes. Cue six trips to the store for coordinating outfits and then fighting them to wear it since it […]

How to: Have a smooth photography session with kids

June 26, 2020

I have seen so many Facebook posts about “remember these days because it might be the last time your child {insert action here}. Maybe it is the last time your child nurses, wears a diaper, wants to be rocked or held, wants picked up, needs you to feed them, etc. As a photographer and as […]

It’s About the Details

June 26, 2020

What is your photography preference? I define myself as a “candid” photographer. Maybe you call it “journalistic”. I call it capturing all the things I see that you may not. I see it as grabbing all of your smallest moments that will eventually mean the most to you someday – a hug with your dad, […]

Candid or Posed?

June 26, 2020

As we wrap up February with a nice blanket of snow and a day off of school for the kiddos and celebrating literally SO MANY BIRTHDAYS, I feel like there is abundance in every corner of our lives this year. Both of my girls had birthdays this month as well as Katie’s daughter. As I […]

Baby Days

June 26, 2020

Finding a purpose and a passion in this life isn’t an easy feat. And, if I am being honest, there were many things that I thought maybe I was passionate about that didn’t go the way I thought they would. And, that’s ok because I know I was being led to where I should be […]

Our “Why”

June 26, 2020

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