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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 […]
It will never get old. Witnessing new life and the intense love and emotion that come along with it…sure is hard to beat. I’ve known this family for a long time, back before they were even a “family”. We go WAY back to those carefree college days, when our biggest worry was making it to our 8:00 […]
MIRACLES. They come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they come out of the blue, without notice, in the most unexpected of ways. Like when you can’t find your car keys and they “miraculously” show up next to the front door. Or when you find yourself searching for your child in a crowded store, and […]
[dropcap]Sometimes[/dropcap] you meet someone and you know, right off the bat, that they have something special. That’s how I felt about Lisa & Farzad, when I hung out with them this past Saturday to document the upcoming arrival of their sweet little baby. First of all, look at them! Not only are they absolutely gorgeous people individually, […]
[dropcap]You[/dropcap] know what I love most about babies? How they can change the world, how they can change our lives…in an instant. JUST by being born. Seriously…who else can make such a large impact on the world without even doing a thing? Babies change us. They remind us that every breath is a miracle. They remind […]
[dropcap]My[/dropcap] three year old daughter’s favorite bible story is Noah and the ark. I’d like to say she’s a spiritual guru, but I’m fairly certain she just loves it because of all the animals. And all the water. The huge boat is also a perk. I mean, seriously…what kid wouldn’t be drawn to the awesome-ness […]
Let’s turn back the clock for a few moments. It’s 1998. We are dressed in sequin from head to toe, dancing our little hearts out, and singing “Love Shack” at the top of our lungs. Get the mental picture? I bet you’re not thinking about show choir, are you? Well, honestly…we really weren’t, either. I […]