The only thing better than capturing moments is telling the stories of the people that go along with them. I always get asked, "How do you always photograph the most inspiring people with the BEST stories?" Well, I believe it's because my clients are also my friends. I get to know them. I pray for them. I take the time to learn about them. And then, I get the privilege to share their stories of love, strength, and courage with the world.
I'm so grateful to be part of their lives. I hope I get to be part of yours, too!
Saying good bye. Sometimes it happens when you least expect it. In April of 2011, my sweet friend Heather said good-bye, way too early, to her 20 year old brother Brandon. He had a beautiful full life ahead of him, but it was painfully and quickly ripped short without notice. That day, she said goodbye […]
The day had finally come. And I just wanted to do two things. Honor my dad, and honor these couples. Even though I thought I was prepared for the emotion of the day, I had no idea how deeply powerful it would truly be. In the weeks prior, I had gotten to know their stories. […]
Heroes. They come in many shapes and sizes. But my most recent interaction with a hero came last Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The day I met Kenna. Kenna is a mom. An amazing mom. And that makes her strong. But that’s not why she’s a hero. She’s been married for 9 years to the love […]
ALL IS WELL. It’s a powerful saying. Said by a powerful woman. To a powerful family. On August 26, 2016, the world lost a beautiful soul. My dear friend Whitney said good-bye to her best friend. Her mama. Her life. Lori Watson threw off the weight of this heavy, broken, world and laid eyes on […]
Waiting can make you do one of two things. Worry. Or pray. For my sweet friend Grace, it made her do both. You see, nearly four years earlier, Grace and her husband received the devastating news that their second born child, their beautiful daughter Nella, had a rare neuromuscular disorder called SMA (Spinal Muscular Dystrophy). […]
You know what is so refreshing to my soul? Laughter. I love the mere sound of it. I love hearing my sweet kids giggling around the corner. I love hearing wives belly laugh at their husbands’ corny jokes. I love hearing people laugh at themselves. (C’mon, we all do it!) I just love laughter. Period. […]
Scars. They come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes we are proud of them, and sometimes we are ashamed. But while each scar may look different, each one holds a unique story…a tale of a battle fought, a challenge met, a hardship faced. And while many of those tales don’t have happy endings, I’m delighted […]
I don’t believe in coincidence. I never have, and probably never will. I once heard the quote, “a coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous”, and I must say, that’s pretty much exactly how I feel. Now, everyone is entitled their opinion, but I believe, in my heart of hearts, that there is a purpose and a plan behind […]
I always get really nervous meeting with potential brides. I mean, it’s their WEDDING day! It’s quite possibly the biggest day of their lives…and they want to choose the best person to walk through it with them. A person who will add joy to their wedding day, rather than stress. A person who will capture them at […]
He jokingly made fun of his wife because she couldn’t jump…and that witty banter turned into a sweet little nickname for their baby. They started calling him their little “Chulenga”…and it stuck. As her belly grew, so did their excitement. You see, Farzad and Lisa had no idea what they were having and were excited to keep it […]