the journal

Stories From Behind The Lens

Laura and Phil have become one of those couples where I’m just a little bummed their wedding is over- only because I don’t have an excuse to see them anymore. However the beauty and joy of their day was just overwhelming. The theme of their day seemed to be calm. When I arrived, Laura and […]

November 3, 2021

I got to start mothers day off on a great foot with a multi generational Mother’s day session. Rhoni and Jeremy just welcomed their baby boy 2 short months ago. New babies are always a great excuse to update family portraits. Rhoni made it extra special by inviting her parents to join us. There is […]

June 3, 2021

This year’s senior sessions are already feeling a little different than last year. Most of the year was spent online but the big senior moments like prom and graduation have been figured out. And of course, nothing dampens the excitement of preparing for college. Madeline is graduating form the Academy of the Holy Cross and […]

May 28, 2021

Six things to remember as we start our second year of the global pandemic. Nobody knew that this time last year that we were about to face a world-wise crisis. It forced us to change plans and adapt. In 2021, as I write this, vaccine roll-out has begun and the promise of “normal” is tantalizing […]

February 20, 2021

African American man in a navy suit stands with a beautiful Indian woman in a blush dress. She is wearing a long veil, carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They are standing outside on a patio, guest chairs infront of them and large florals behind them.

As we hit April, and more and more weddings were either canceling, postponing or downsizing to an elopement/micro-wedding, Katharine of Everything But the Vows and I started talking. We both run our businesses part time but with full time heart. We wanted to do a styled shoot to show couples how to have a stunning […]

January 4, 2021

A young couple sits on the floor of their empty apartment surrounded by a few boxes. They are eating pizza, drinking beer, and laughing.

Alex and I work together as graphic designers and have become good friends over the years. We have also been talking houses with each other. When I took these photos back in late June, Alex and Azad were living in an apartment and were ending their lease to move in with Azad’s parents to prepare […]

January 3, 2021

An engagement ring on a simple background

This the big question so many couples are wrestling with right now. In order to answer it, I find it helpful to ask a few other questions in order to identify what are your values in your wedding. What is the current state of safety? Safety is always first. If numbers are rising or new […]

January 2, 2021

A woman in a long pink dress stands nose to nose with her finance at the edge of the water. Tan grass lines the water edge.

When Amanda and Andy described the park they wanted they to do their engagement session I was excited. A beautiful park with big fields, trees, and a beach!? No way. Yes way. I followed them through the park and they kept going deeper and deeper and then down this trail that I wasn’t sure you […]

October 24, 2020

A family a four sit on rocks with a sunlit tree behind them

When Kellie emailed me to set up family photos she remarked how the last full family portrait they had was when their boys were in elementary school. Now they were teenagers! Amazing how fast life moves! I met them at their home and we walked to the park behind their home. I know photos are […]

August 24, 2020

Image of 2 side by side home office spaces

Like many couples, Ryan and I are now also co-workers. Despite what all the cartoons and memes would have you believe, it’s actually been a really smooth transition! Thanks to Zoom, I’ve never had so many people “in” my home office so I also thought it was time to properly share our new home office […]

May 12, 2020


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