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!
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. […]
Daddy… Three years ago today, I said goodbye to you. I held your hand, drew my face close to yours, and told you that I was there…that you could let go. And you did. You took your last breath. And in that moment, my life changed forever. Now, nearly three years later, I dwell on […]
It’s been one year. Part of me feels like it’s flown by, part of me feels like it’s been forever. But every part of me misses you. SO much. It’s been one year since I got the phone call, since I jumped out of bed and drove to be by your side. I remember it […]
This morning I traveled to watch my sweet nephew play his very first game of soccer. We weren’t going to miss this for the world. Uncle Bibi and Aunt Jeni arrived, camera in tow, sporting a small blue thermos to give to Levi in honor of his first game. After all, that’s how all the […]
My dad passed away two weeks ago today. People say it gets easier with time, but every day feels a little harder than the one before. I can’t explain the heartache I feel and the pain that comes to mind when I dwell on the fact that he is gone…forever. I can hardly comprehend it […]
It’s been four months. I don’t know why I haven’t felt like blogging. Maybe life has just gotten crazy busy and I let it slip away from me. Or maybe I just have had other priorities. But, either way, I love it…and I miss it. My friend Heather tells me it’s my therapy. And I […]
Words are such a powerful thing. They have the power to hurt or the power to heal. As humans, we can use our words to fix problems, or to create them. To make others’ lives better, or to make them worse. My dad’s words are, and have always been, very gentle, yet very powerful to […]
You can be a little weird…yet still be SUPER COOL. This “lesson from dad” isn’t quite so serious…but it’s still pretty important. You see, my dad is one of the coolest people I know. But also…the weirdest. He taught me to be an individual, that it doesn’t matter what other people think, as long as […]
Fourteen long months ago, my dad was diagnosed with cancer. We were told at the time that it would be an easy battle, it would be over quickly, and in one year, we would hardly remember it happened. Yet, as I type this, my dad continues to fight one of the toughest battles he has […]
My mom and dad met on a blind date nearly 33 years ago. She was a waitress at a small town cafe. He was the hunky farm boy that worked at his dad’s gas station. She was a high school cheerleader & he was a studly college guy. After their first date, he said he would […]