Category archives: Showcase

  • The Mckeown Family

  • When we found out we were moving to Hawaii I was excited for all of the obvious reasons.  I immediately began daydreaming about beach days and lush forest hikes.  Now that we've been here for a few months, I can gladly report that the island has not failed my imagination, but has far exceeded it! One surprising real [...]
  • The Snethen Family

  • Joy.   Every family I meet and every person I photograph holds a special place in my heart.  It is an honor to capture such sweet moments in time, and it is a privilege I do not take for granted. This precious couple blew me away with the sincerity and depth of their joy.  Let's be real people: photoshoots aren't a [...]
  • All Together Now

  • I've had several friends ask how I am liking the new lens and camera we got last week.  Well, I am happy to share that I have officially shot two sessions with the new equipment, and my life is forever changed.  This is not an exaggeration.  This is simply a statement of fact.  This upgrade is the game changer I was ho [...]
  • Wide-Eyed Wonder

  •   Last night I learned a valuable lesson from a two year old.  Typically, family photo shoots with kids under 5 can be a little stressful.  As a mom, I know what it feels like when your kid won't sit still, stand still, smile nice, or just be normal.  We have all been there... But last night this adorable li [...]
  • A Hesitant Wedding Photographer

  • I am not a wedding photographer.  Really.  When I decided to turn my passion for photos into a career I specifically wanted to focus on children and families...  I imagined the kind of photo shoots where I would meet happy and coordinated clients on a pretty, grassy knoll and then follow them as they ran around holding [...]
  • the Making of a Military Marriage

  • Before Matt was commissioned as a chaplain in the Navy I had a lot of misconceptions about what military life was really like. Some of my misconceptions were positive, but many were not. It is no secret that when he first brought up the idea of becoming a chaplain I was entirely resistant. My main argument was how detr [...]
  • What's to come

  • I recently had the privilege of photographing this beautiful family. There is just something about this session that is sticking with me… Maybe it was the sweet way they laughed together; how they teased and encouraged each other. Maybe it was the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park - this amazing place that is practic [...]