If you like honest, real moments, I'm your girl

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Not gonna lie, it’s always a bit of pressure when photographing other photographers. It’s even more pressure when you know they drove five hours to have you photograph them. But, then you get over it and realize how excited and grateful you are to photograph such beautiful and ahhhhhhsome people. Nicole is a photographer up […]


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I’m not sure who would win between light sabering Captain America or light sabering Batman, but I do know that every single one of their images made me smile huge. Loooooooved working with this family!

captain america vs batman

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Tell my why again I haven’t been photographing in orchards…like…every. single. shoot?

love in an orchard

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This is just what I needed to make me smile today. Blonde curls and sunshine…and the cutest little girl to go along with them 🙂


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Hey, hey…I am the guest judge this week over at iheartfaces! So, if you haven’t entered an image for this week’s contest, get your hiney over there and enter your image before 9 pm CST. The theme this week is “white.” Love it! Speaking of LOVING it, I absolutely adore this family and their entire […]

guest judge and photogenic

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Whimsy is always more fun then business, so I’ll make it quick. We have opened up three more seats for our September workshop, so please contact me or Travis (or visit our workshop website) if you are interested. Also…for anyone out there interested in our September workshop (whether you have already signed up or not), […]

workshop…and whimsy

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I’ve included a very hidden and subtle hint on my mood in the image below. See if you can find it… Not very hidden you say? Yes, I am afraid I am a bit transparent when it comes to my bitter dislike towards winter. I am heading out to Las Vegas for a few days […]

my mood

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One day…long, long ago…in a Michigan where it was warm and green…I photographed my friend, Laurel, and her wee one.  Fast forward to now when I am barely getting around to her images. Thanks goodness for friends with patience.  Thank goodness for photographer friends who understand the “busy” season.  Thank goodness for these two who […]


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In this week of all things gratitude, I am feeling extremely humbled and blessed. Today, I am grateful for moments-with-my-family-where-responsibility-and-stress-don’t-exist. So, in honor of that, I am stealing one of those moments and heading out of town for a little pre-Thanksgiving family time. Enjoy this week, my friends. I’ll be back on Wednesday!


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Once upon a time I had a contest. and Emily (the mother of the two following adorable boys), totally rocked with referrals and she won herself a free session! We met up last week and she was sweeter and even more fun that I had even imagined she would be. The boys worked the camera […]


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