You have been hard, the biggest challenge of my LIFE, but you have also been a blessing. This year brought me my son, Nicolas, it brought me answers to my health, and it also brought me so many wonderful photo sessions. I say this every year, but I TRULY mean it when I say this, "I am so lucky to be able to be a stay-at-home-mom AND continue working on my passion - my photography." Yes, this year may have been a lot slower because of my Dystonia and yes I had to turn down many clients, but every chance I had to pick up my camera and photograph another family was filled with such a sense of JOY and pure BLISS. Thank you for every single person in my life. I am incredibly grateful for your endless support and love.
2017, I am ready for YOU! I am ready for a year filled with accomplishments, for more answers, for more joy, and more photo sessions with my wonderful clients!
I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for all the support, love, and encouragement you have given me in the last couple of months as I navigate through Dystonia and transition to a family of four. God has truly blessed me with a husband who has been so patient, my parents who have been my rock, and my two little miracles - my sweet Daniela and gentle Nicolas. I know Dystonia was put into my life for a reason. Everyday has its challenges, but everyday I keep pushing to find answers and strive to better myself. Life is a roller coaster, but I still find the beauty in every moment.
Work has been put down in my priorities list lately, but am slowly starting to feel capable of picking my camera up and photographing families again. Photography has been my passion ever since I developed my voice condition. It has become my outlet of expressing myself every since. I have my AMAZING brother to thank. He was the one who introduced me to this beautiful world of photography. It brings me SO much joy to capture other people's lives as they enter parenthood, or get engaged, or simply photographing kids playing in the park. It helps me forget about the pain I have, it lightens my days, and it makes me feel ALIVE!
To those of you who I had to cancel shoots, thank you for understanding and for your compassion. I will be taking on a few sessions for the rest of 2016. I still need to be careful and gentle with my energy. However, I know 2017 will be an amazing year! :)
Thank you again. To my family, friends, and my dear clients.
I am so grateful.
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G.K. Chesterton
Every year I am in awe of all that I gain from each photo session. Whether it's a wedding, a newborn session, or a family session, there is ALWAYS something that I learn about life and myself. 2015 has been filled with so much joy and a few surprises. In June, we found out that we were expecting our second baby. We have been blessed with our daughter, Daniela, and now we are waiting to meet our son in just 2 short weeks. (Or sooner, if he decides to come earlier.) My fall season was cut short because of a neck injury and was unable to take on quite a few sessions, but I had to put my baby and pregnancy first and rest as much as possible. My dear clients were so understanding, and for that, I am forever grateful. I'm reminded how lucky I truly am to have such a gratifying job where I can work with such wonderful families. To those families, Thank You! I am so thankful for your support and love.
2016, we are ready for you! I am excited to work with more families and capture more memories.
Please be sure to click HD (on the bottom right corner of the video window) to view in the best quality possible :)
Robby and Aneliese are one of the most beautiful couples I know...and not just on the outside kind of beautiful. The most important kind of beautiful...the one where you see the true love between the two, the pure joy they have for one another, and the way they make you smile just by being around them! I feel so lucky to be able to capture these special moments for this very special pair.
It started off as a gorgeous Spring day, but as the beautiful couple started to get ready and the hours passed by, a huge set of clouds rolled through. The rain poured down forcing a quick decision to have the ceremony indoors. However, the rain did not stop Robin and Luke from being fully present at their moment and letting their love shine through as they vowed to be husband and wife for the rest of their lives. It was a beautiful ceremony and they were surrounded by their family and friends who traveled far to be here for their very special day. The room was filled with pure love and the day was truly magical.
As we approach Memorial Day, we give thanks to Luke and his groomsmen who continue to serve our great country with bravery and courage.
A special thanks for the staff at Vecoma at the Yellow River
It was a perfect, Spring day for this sweet couple's wedding at Piedmont Park. Erica and Stefan were surrounded by their close friends and family as they promised each other to be husband and wife for the rest of their lives.
Oh newborn sessions...they are one of my favorite sessions to document.I feel so lucky and privileged to be capturing these precious moments.These photo sessions always remind me to cherish every single second with my daughter because they grow and change way too fast.
Alana (owner of ABJ Photography) and David brought their son, Will, to the world in December. They wanted to savor these last few days in their first home before they move into their new house to start new memories with their sweet family.
2014 has been a year filled with so much adventure, excitement, and amazing clients who I am lucky enough to call them close, dear friends. I am so incredibly grateful each and every one of you. You have all impacted my life in so many ways - and for that I am forever thankful.
Please enjoy this slideshow with just some of my favorite moments :)
"New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change"
Jess and Micah are celebrating their one year anniversary. How sweet are they? :)