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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  There was never a dull moment with these two […]

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 […]

When Janet told me that she and Karl wanted to do their engagement photos at Matthiessen State Park I was thrilled. I’ve been many times and love every chance I get to visit but surprisingly I have never taken pictures here. These two were such troopers hiking mile in their dress clothes, changing behind rocks, […]

Where do I begin with this sweet couple?? When Shania emailed me to tell me that she was engaged I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to meet the guy that had stole this spunky girls heart! I patiently awaited their Missouri engagement session and the evening did NOT disappoint. I seriously had the best time capturing these two. […]

One of the absolute best parts of my job is the chance I get to uniquely share in the joy of a couples engagement. It is such a pleasure to get to peek into a couples relationship and it is an honor to capture the love they share. I can’t even count the number of times couples have comes […]

I am so excited to be sharing more of the portrait sessions from my trip out west. We are starting off in Phoenix, Arizona. Alex and Itzel got up before the sun for their desert portrait session. We had so much fun exploring and talking about all the fun restaurants that we needed to visit in Phoenix. […]

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