Recap of 2015

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 + Aneliese are Engaged!

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. 

Robin + Luke are MARRIED!

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

2014 - An Unforgettable Year

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"

Marissa + Tommy are married!

Marissa and Tommy have a unique story...  Two people seeking to make a difference in the world were joined under unusual circumstances.  They ventured outside of their homes and outside of their countries, to find their lives sharing a parallel moment in time.  Their story began in Zambia where the two met, seeking to heal and empower African youth through teaching HIV awareness by playing soccer.  By giving love to others they received each others love and decided in that place that they would become one.  

Marissa and Tommy were blessed with a beautiful wedding, amazing weather, a loving family, and incredible friends.  You could feel how much everyone loved this great couple.  Thank so much for giving the honor of documenting your beautiful day!  

With much love and gratitude, 


A quick shoutout to my amazing husband for helping me throughout the day as I am 18 weeks pregnant and couldn't carry all of my gear alone. Also, Shannon Smith from 214 Photography. Check out her amazing work HERE


My Fairy Tale Wedding

Every little girl dreams about their prince charming, their gorgeous wedding, their happily ever after… On October 20,  my dream came true.

I woke that morning feeling so calm, at peace, and filled with overwhelming emotions of gratitude. I ordered some hot tea, wrote in my journal, did some soothing yoga, and prayed for a beautiful day.

Not only was I marrying a man that makes me whole, supports me, and loves me… but I was also marrying into a beautiful family. Since day 1, Chester's family welcomed me with open arms and blessed our relationship immensely. This is truly the best gift God could ever give me. I was blessed with my amazing family and now I have another beautiful family to share holidays with, laugh with, build more memories with.

This whole year of wedding planning was filled with so many emotions…but mostly it was filled with joy and excitement! Because Chester was gone most of the year with the Airforce, my mom was there for every step of the way. We had the time of our lives looking through wedding magazines, pinning ideas on pinterest, trying on wedding gowns, and meeting with different vendors. When it came to choosing our vendors, I not only looked at their portfolio, I also asked myself, "Can I see myself being their friend?" We were blessed with the most wonderful vendors…and had the best time planning my fairy-tale wedding. They brought my vision to life..,.no, they went BEYOND of what I could have ever imagined!!! Please look below to see the links to their websites.

The wedding planning was the easy part of the year… the part I had the most difficult time with was imagining myself in the center of attention, saying my vows with confidence and strength. The last thing I ever wanted was to have my voice stand in the way of expressing my love to my future husband. I prayed to God every night to give me strength, to give me full confidence in myself, to stand in front of all of our friends and family and say the vows that I wrote to the love of my life. The two months leading up to the big day, I was anxious, nervous, and filled with anxiety…not because I was doubtful about who I was marrying, but only because of my voice condition.

Finally, our wedding day was here…the moment of truth. Was my Dysphonia going to get in the way of being confident, calm, and happy? God blessed us with a gorgeous Fall sunny day. The whole day was filled with magic, serenity, and pure Love. When it came to walk down the aisle with my dad, I was surprisingly at peace…I was ready to marry Chester. That walk down the aisle was a moment I will never forget. I made sure to walk slowly…I looked around to see my family and friends smiling at me…soaking this moment…I looked up to my dad's eyes and saw how proud he was of his little girl….then my eyes met Chester's and saw his eyes light up, tears starting to roll down both my face and his face. My dad kissed my cheek and gave me to Chester. God gave me the strength I needed to say my vows to my love. I just wanted to press pause and really take in all the emotions that I was feeling.

Our wedding was simply… magical.

A day we will always cherish.

A day we will one day tell our kids all about.

“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.”

Our dear friends, Ashley and Graham Scobey from Scobey Photography were their to capture these beautiful moments. Please click the link below to see their blog post of our wedding. Ashley and Graham, we are forever grateful for your friendship and talent! We cannot thank you enough!


Event Coordinator: Kate and Campbell / Ceremony & Reception Location: Summerour / Bride’s hair & makeup: Claudia Mejerle / Dress Designer: Anne Barge / Bridal Salon: Guffey’s Bridal Store / Bride’s shoes: handmade in a little shoemaker shop in Spain / Groom’s attire: Guffey’s / Florist: The Savage Garden / Catering: Endive / Cake: Anne Kathleen / Calligraphy: Kara Swilley / DJ: DJ Fonix / Transportation: The Trolley Guy / Videographer: Ryan Rodinis / Wedding Invitations: Ashley Buzzy Craftery


“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”  - Marc Riboud Ok, I know I have been AWFUL at showcasing all of my personal projects, weddings, family shoots, beauty shoots, video shoots, mission work that I worked on this past year. And I promise to change this. Here is a small recap from some of the work that I have done over the last year. I hope you enjoy viewing the photos as much as I enjoyed working with all of these amazing people and capturing these moments.

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Michael + Teresa Tie the Knot - 10.13.12

 October 13, 2012...a perfect fall day filled with love in the air. Michael and Teresa were both beaming with pure happiness. Tears falling as they said their vows. Laughter as Michael started to show off his dance moves right after Teresa sneaked some chocolate in his mouth. It was so apparent that the two of them share such a special love. And I was so blessed to get to capture those moments for them.
Michael and Teresa, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture these timeless moments. Your love is so pure and inspirational. I wish you both the best on your life together.
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Melba and Alejandro Rosa's Wedding

What an amazing day filled with love, smiles, tears, and inspiration. Melba and Alejandro are not only a client of mine, but amazing friends to me. Their love for each other is so real and pure. When they first asked me to photograph their wedding I was so nervous because it would be my first. However, the more time I spent time with them and saw how relaxed they were, I knew they would be the perfect first wedding clients. :) Here is a little sneak peak of their special day!

Melba, you are stunning!

The best moment the whole day...when they first saw each other...priceless.

THE kiss shot at the ceremony :) It started to rain a little bit...perfect timing.

Since it started raining, we were unable to get all the shots we wanted outside so we took it inside to the bridal suite. This room was gorgeous!

Melba and Alejandro Rosa, I am so honored I got the photograph your special day. I wish you all the luck on this new journey.
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved"
-George Sands