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Parenthood Parenthood
  • Parenthood

  • I've been thinking a lot lately about this whole parenthood deal. My kids are now 10 and 12, and while the days of diapers and binkies feel like a million years ago, they also somehow feel like yesterday. Crazy how that can happen, isn't it? I am truly convinced, though, that watching them grow i [...]
Welcome home! Welcome home!
  • 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 [...]
The Stickley Family The Stickley Family
  • The Stickley Family

  • Sometimes we have the incredible fortune of crossing paths with families who embody life and love in truly inspiring and unique ways.  This sweet crew is certainly one of those families, and I am blessed enough to not just be their photographer, but also their friend!  I don't think words are needed [...]
Minis with a Mission Minis with a Mission
  • 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 [...]
The Harken Family's Fresh 48 Session The Harken Family's Fresh 48 Session
  • 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 [...]
Zachary and Audrey's Beach Couples Session Zachary and Audrey's Beach Couples Session
  • 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 absol [...]
The O'Neal Family Newborn Session The O'Neal Family Newborn Session
  • 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 [...]
Rose Colored Lenses Rose Colored Lenses
  • 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 othe [...]