Recap 2016

Dear 2016,

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! 

Maternity Session: Oliphant Family

This beautiful couple has a special place in my heart. They were our neighbors for three wonderful years at our townhome. We became very close friends as we walked our dogs to the dog park every day. Chester and I were lucky enough to be a part of their wedding last year and when Lindsey asked me to take photos as they embark in their new journey to parenthood, I was beyond ecstatic!!! Andrew and Lindsey (and Ellie:), thank you so much for spending the afternoon  with us and allowing me to capture these special moments. We cannot wait to meet your bundle of joy and watch you become parents! That little one is lucky to have you both. :) 

Season of Gratitude + A Sweet Family Season

For me, Thanksgiving is a time for family, a time to reflect on our life, a time to give thanks, and a time to count our blessings. I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who I have encountered this year. Thank you for inspiring me in every way possible, even if it was a small gesture like a smile. I am so grateful for every moment I have experienced…even the bad moments. Thank you to my amazing, wonderful, and loving clients. I feel so lucky to have captured a moment in your life. Thank you to my family and caring husband…without you, I would not be the person who I am today. Your endless love and support fills my heart with pure joy. This sweet family session has a place in my heart. I have been lucky enough to capture the most important moments of their lives together. For this, I am so grateful. When they asked me to photograph their first family portrait, I instantly smiled and said OF COURSE! :)


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