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  • 10 Years Later

  • In the years that we have been a part of this amazing military family, I have met countless couples whose stories of love and marriage all share one common thread: they never had a real wedding. This life we have chosen to live is such an incredible blessing, but it isn't always easy... the lack of a 'real wedding' [...]
  • Welcome home!

  • There are few things sweeter in life than watching families come together after long separations.  The excitement and anticipation bubbles over and fills everyone's hearts - even those who don't have a loved one returning!  I am so grateful that families trust me to capture these moments, and I pray that these pictures [...]
  • Minis with a Mission

  • Last week I announced a series of mini sessions that I'll be offering this fall. It is an opportunity to make a positive impact in this world, all while creating beautiful images in this paradise we call home. Today I'm going to announce the specific dates and details and begin booking - but before we get to the detail [...]
  • The Harken Family's Fresh 48 Session

  • It is such a privilege to be able to capture life's sweetest moments for my friends and family. Kyle and Kate were one of the first couples we connected with here in Hawaii, and their friendship has been such a blessing over the last several months!! When we first met, Kate was barely showing signs of her early p [...]
  • Zachary and Audrey's Beach Couples Session

  • I don't know if you've realized this yet, but things don't always go according to plan. This sweet couple was originally scheduled as a homecoming session; the kind where I meet the spouse and capture those first precious moments when their service member comes home from a long deployment!! I absolutely love homecomin [...]
  • The O'Neal Family Newborn Session

  • You know when you walk into a room and you immediately see the most perfect spot for indoor family pictures that you have ever seen? Does this not happen to you? Well that is exactly what happened when I walked into the O'Neal's home. This giant window, flanked with beautiful navy blue curtains and resting on top [...]
  • Rose Colored Lenses

  • Several months back I started something called the "Wholehearted Newsletter." It was a heartfelt attempt to utilize a consistent and easily accessible medium for spreading encouragement and love. I had the best of intentions, you know... I think it went out a solid 3 times. Maybe 4. In other words, it was a wi [...]
  • A Higher Calling

  • If you know me personally, or if you have ever read some of my more personal blogs, then you know that photography isn't my main thing. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love it! - but it isn't the most important thing in my world. That place is reserved for something (or someone) much higher. His name is Jesus. [...]
  • The Princess Sessions

  • The Princess Sessions are an idea that began brewing in my mind a few months ago.  I am so excited that the day is finally here for me to officially announce this project and begin scheduling sessions!! While photography is a passion of mine, it is not my only focus. Even more important to me is finding ways of spreadi [...]
  • A Genuine Response

  • I love social media, but I think it has created a beast in our culture that is slowly (but oh so surely) eroding our confidence, contentment and communication as unique and beautiful individuals.  How is it managing to do this?  Well, it has taught us that the best way to respond to an idea or opinion is not to simply [...]
  • When You're Overwhelmed

  • This week in the wholehearted newsletter I shared a vlog post that includes a fun little photography tip at the end!!  With that in mind, I decided to share it with you all here as well, in case you're looking for a way to capture even more fantastic images of the people you love most. I hope that as I share my meth [...]
  • The Doughty Family

  • This sweet couple...  the majestic mountains and rolling tide...  the vibrant and constantly changing skies... There is simply nothing not to love about this maternity session. When I sit down at the computer to edit session images I am always flooded with memories of sweet moments together with my clients.  What [...]