play ball.

this was one of the most fun weddings to date. these two have a love for life and for each other that radiates. i was so grateful for the opportunity to share this special day with them. beautiful couple, wonderful friends and family, amazing food and one heck of a party.


our hearts are ready. 

almost four years ago, a near and dear friend asked my to take her family pictures. i had no idea what she was doing… but i said yes. i loved taking their photos {and i still do at least once a year}. 

a little back story, about a year before this, we had lost our first baby. and since i was young i have wanted to adopt, my dear husband has known this since before we began dating. we had always said, we would have two and adopt our third. well trying to conceive our second was much harder than planned. feeling called to adopt at this point in our lives was a hard pill to swallow… we needed to have two first. after much prayer and continued feelings of peace. we dove in. while knee deep in the beginning processes of adoption, we suffered another miscarriage as well as an ectopic pregnancy, landing me in emergency surgery. i was so angry. we were doing what God asked and were being hit with one road block and than another. we threw ourselves into the adoption process and about a year and a half later, we got the call. a sweet baby boy was due in a month. 

photography was and still is a way for us to raise the funds needed to cover the {sometimes} overwhelming adoption costs. 

without getting into that long and hard story. fifteen months later, our little man left our home and our lives. our adoption had failed. we were so broken, more broken than we have ever been.  we leaned on each other and so many amazing supports. we cuddled our sweet girls in close and grieved the loss of our son. the healing process has been rough. 

but our hearts are ready. our home is ready. 
::if you or anyone you know is thinking about adoption:: feel free to pass along our info. 


i pulled into the parking lot, this park is breathtaking. bridges, water, trees, and the lighting.  then i meet this sweet senior to be, and she is also beautiful. what more could i ask for… well, she was also a ton of fun.

“this is the beginning of anything you want.”


have a wonderful senior year, hun.




when i first found out about this little boy, my heart almost exploded with joy. i hold this precious family very near and dear to my heart. it was by hard circumstances that we met and beautiful life events that we remain in contact. and my goodness look at how perfect their little family is. i had such an amazing time during this session. this little lady and all her energy, all while her tiny brother slept the afternoon away. mom and dad embracing the fleeting moments.

thank you. thank you for allowing me to come into your home and capture these moments. thank you for supporting me, both with my photography and in life.



almost two years ago we moved into our new {extremely old} farm house. one of the main reasons i fell so in love with the house was it’s beautiful yard. i immediately envisioned photographing anyone and everyone all over our land. and i have. it is one of my favorite places to shoot. nature is so incredibly beautiful.

this young man suggested the location for his senior portraits be downtown. i have shot in more urban areas before, however, this shoot was something spectacular. at one point we ended up in the basement of an old bank building in the old vault. {right?!!}

one thing i love about this job, is the creativity and uniqueness it brings. i had a wonderful time downtown, what an awesome day and location. have an awesome senior year and even better time at flight school.



the sweetest little family, with the sweetest little girl. it was so fun to witness the love this family shares. happy first birthday, darling aubrey.


fall minis

here is the scoop. due to the new baby and other crazy events in our lives this past year… i am only offering fall minis this year. however the location/decor will not be specific to fall. also due to a number of cancellations last year… i am asking for a $10 non-refundable deposit to lock in your spot. {due within 7 days of choosing a time slot} 

date:: October 7th, 2017
time:: 9:00am – 3:00pm {half hour time slots}

price:: $50 {price includes $10 deposit… $40 is due the day of minis}

:: thirty minutes sessions and 15 edited images are included in the price ::

feel free to ::call/text:: email:: or contact me on Facebook to select a time slot. {my info is on the contact tab}

Love to all.