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I love late nights, belly laughs, love stories, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the kind of dream clients that want to invest in capturing life as it is. A little messy and full of color. If you're into photos that are authentic, full of snuggles, and sunshine, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 


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Mr. and Mrs. Builta tied the knot on a snowy day in January. Despite the less than ideal weather conditions, their day was filled to overflowing with love, laughter, and some of the most genuine, caring people I have ever met. Shilpa styled every detail of this winter-wonderland wedding perfectly. From the hand painted invitation […]

Weddings

Klayton and Megan tie the knot in just a little over a week. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials I am sharing their snowy engagement session here on the blog! I don’t think you will find a sweeter, more giggly couple. These two were made for each other.   Klayton and Megan, I hope the numb […]

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These two sweethearts tie the knot in a few weeks and I couldn’t be more excited! I can not think of a better way to kick off my 2019 wedding season. To celebrate their upcoming nuptials I am sharing their engagement session with all of you. There is definitely no shortage of giggles when these […]

Couples

I wrapped my 2018 weddings last weekend with the most beautiful, genuine, fun-loving couple. Parker and Jennifer’s day was jam packed with joy, laughter, and Jesus!! My cheeks hurt from endless amounts of smiling. I ┬ájust can NOT get enough of the way Parker looked at his bride and the constant way he kept Jenn […]

Weddings

Karl and Janet tied the knot on the last Sunday in September. Per usually, Illinois showed up with some pretty funky weather for their wedding weekend. But these two (and their extensive crew) were troopers!! The chilly September morning was easily solved by excessive amounts of snuggling ­čÖé I’ve known Janet for years and I […]

Weddings

I’m a little late blogging this adorable senior but better late than never, right?? Abby absolutely blew me away at her senior session this summer. I had the best time getting to know and capture her sweet personality! We spent the evening chatting about different adventures that we had been on and places we dreamed […]

Seniors

I was lucky enough to spend the evening with Parker and Jenn a few weekends ago. It was the perfect fall day for photos. We laughed, sang The Greatest Showman at the top of our lungs, and got about a million mosquito bites. But it was all worth it for these dreamy engagement pictures. I […]

Couples

Cooper and Shania tied the knot on the most gorgeous September Sunday. I have been looking forward to these two sweethearts wedding day for months!! And the day definitely did not disappoint. Their wedding day was filled with so much love and laughter it was infectious. ┬áThere was never a dull moment with these two […]

Weddings

As a creative there is nothing better than watching an idea you have had bouncing around in your brain come to life. That’s exactly what this styled shoot started as, a crazy idea. The thought came to me “how cute would it be to put flower necklaces on alpacas?” The answer was a resounding “TOO […]

Couples

I can’t believe this young man is a senior already! It makes me feel so old. I know how funny that sounds but I have known Garrett since he was in diapers. His sister is one of my very best friends and it has been such a pleasure to watch him grow into such a […]

Seniors

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