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Where have I been? Fall 2014

Hey everyone you probably have noticed I haven’t been blogging or posting images on here as much. There is definitely a reason for that. After my grandpa passed away and I had so much to edit from my September weddings and small sessions. With the busy season upon me I made a choice to still work but cut down on my computer time. I really needed a way to still work but not be so stressed I wasn’t enjoying life or being so busy I wasn’t able to enjoy life and yet still getting clients their photos in time for Christmas.

And then I found out I was pregnant. I was very very blessed with a easy first trimester. I was exhausted. But the sickness side of things was so tolerable. I could eat away the “motion sickness” feeling. I could of slept all day long BUT I am really thankful. My fall and Christmas season was one of sorrow and definitely pain. Losing one of my best friends to the sickness of this world was tough. Seeing my family go through what we have gone through and are going through is even tougher. BUT God is still so good and gives us so much hope there is a reason for tomorrow and today.

I can say without a doubt the past year is one of those years where I look back and say I am glad its over. But I look back with so much joy and thankfulness. I can see how lucky I am to of been living so close to my grandpa through his last year of life on earth. I got to be with him….. doing things with him…. creating memories with him. I am even reminded that if he was a little bit older he might of had to go to war and not survived. I might not of been here or I might not have had that chance to know him like I did. And although I think his time on life was cut drastically short. I still got 20 years with him as my grandpa. I have gotten to see at a young age how short life can be. And how fast it can be cut short. I don’t want to wait for tomorrow to live like Christ wants me too.

SO with going through all this I prayed and have prayed a lot about how can I still not be so busy my mind is not always side tracked and yet still work? How can I still do the job I love to do and yet still be free to randomly go to my siblings basketball games? How can I get all my editing done and get clients their photos in a timely manner and yet still have emotional energy left over to love my husband and soon to be precious baby?

I really saw some areas I could give up and still accomplish all this. (and this is ever changing. I take this business day by day and client by client) Two major ones were how I got my clients their photos and blogging/posting images on the web. I have switched fully (except for weddings) to digital downloads. As soon as I am done editing the images they upload on a website where my clients can imediantly download and have them on their desktop ready for printing. And a major one is I don’t have to take the time to burn a CD and mail it.

I’m not really sure how often I will be blogging or posting sessions. I am continually looking for faster ways to do social media and getting clients to see my past work. But right now this is where God has me!

Here are some of my favorite moments from last fall. My heart has really been changing in how I see families, children, weddings, and newborn babies. Its not about all those posey images for me right now. Its those in between so real moments that make my heart melt.


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I am so beyond thrilled to get to take this gorgeous girls wedding photos. I have been Facebook friends with her for years now with mutual photography interest but never have had the pleasure of meeting her until now. And let me tell you she definitely lives up to her name. She brought her sister along and let me tell you the laughter was not lacking through the whole session. When I told them how to pose for the first time and they already couldn’t stop laughing I knew this was going to be easy and fun.

I can’t wait for their January 1st wedding!




Two people that are made for each other…. That can laugh about anything…. Enjoy all of life’s little moments…. And love each other for who they are. Not for who they think they can make them be.


Thats what I saw and felt just being with this couple for a hour. You know those people you meet and instantly you can have a good time together? I loved getting to experience this with Ethan and Rachel. The whole time I kept thinking and saying how I couldn’t wait for their wedding beginning of January. I know that day will radiate even more joy and love than the little bit I got to experience in the two hours I was with them.






When I met Aaron and Elisabeth for their engagement session  I immediately saw the love and joy they had for each other. It was super fun getting to know this couple and I’m excited for their December wedding.




You know those couples that are so easy and care free together and it makes you just want to sit and watch and much fun they have together? This couple reminded me of that. The way they just giggled and laughed so easily made taking their photos easy!!!


Thanks for choosing us to capture this special time in your lives. We can’t wait for your September wedding!