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One of the things I love best about being a photographer is getting glimpses into the lives of my clients. People watching is one of my favorite activities and when I’m actually invited to do it behind the lens of a camera rather than trying to sneakily do it at a restaurant behind sunglasses, well, that’s even better. And a whole lot less creepy. And since trying to be less creepy is always a good goal, finding clients who’ll let me take pictures of them being themselves is the direction I feel my photography is headed.

My favorite thing about people watching and photographing people is watching how they interact with one another. The way a Mom gently brushes her child’s hair off of her face. The way a husband reaches out to grab his wife’s hand as she steps off a high curb. The way a baby lights up at the sight of his sibling. These are the moments that make up real life and these are the moments I love capturing in photos.

The following photos are perfect examples of my favorite kinds of photos to take – 3 people just being a family. No props, no gimmicks, just pretty light and lots of love. Daniel, Rita, and David … thank you so very much for choosing me to capture photos of your precious little family. Our time together was short but so enjoyable for me. My goal was simply to capture you three being yourselves and I hope that was accomplished. Thank you, thank you, thank you for inviting me into your lives and I hope you enjoy your photos!

Meet this sweet family …

There is simply no way for expectant parents to truly understand the way their world is going to be turned upside down by the birth of their baby until it is, in fact, turned upside down. It’s so easy to wonder “what did I get myself into?” when you have baby poop under your fingernails, spit up on your shirt, and fuzzy teeth since brushing your teeth is now a luxury rather than an expectation. But then you look … really look … at that tiny little person who caused all of the chaos. And you remember that she’s worth it. Every stinky second of it. And your start to realize that you can’t even really remember what a right-side up world even felt like anyway, and even if you can remember it, there’s no way you’d go back. That, my friends, is parenthood.

Hayley and Nate, welcome to the parenting club. Our members may be tired, have less money, and say the word “potty” more times than anyone should, but I guarantee you it’s one of the best and most rewarding clubs you’ll ever join. You two are already exceptional members – your love for Stella and one another is so beautiful and even in your exhaustion, you are still finding time to appreciate the wonder of your daughter. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Stella’s first days – she is truly something special.

7 day old Stella …

Cory, Traci, and sweet Savannah are basically my dream clients. Friendly, fun, beautiful inside and out, thoughtful, and willing to hike a bit to get to the perfect location for their photos! Ha! Seriously though, the work and thought that Cory and Traci put into making their photos unique is really evident in the end product and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how their photos came out. And Savannah … well, she captured my heart the second she smiled at me as I walked up to her in the park. What a beautiful and friendly baby! She was amazing – smiling easily the whole photo shoot and I don’t think I heard her cry for more than 3 seconds the entire time we were together! What a total sweetheart!

Taylor family, thank you so much for choosing me to capture these photos for you. They are some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken and I so appreciate the thought you put into your shoot. You guys really made this shoot special and I look forward to keeping in touch and hopefully arranging a play date or two! 

I hope you love your photos as much as I do!


This family is so special to me. They were so encouraging to me when I began my photography journey and I will forever be thankful that they had confidence in me before I even had confidence in myself. I’ve shot this family twice before, once at Lucy’s baptism and once for family photos right before Lucy turned one. They are just so fun to be around and I always enjoy our time together. Plus, any time I get to spend with little Lucy is a total joy. She was one of the happiest babies I have ever known and she continues to have such a great personality as an almost two year old! Even though I know that there will be trials ahead as Lucy enters the “terrible twos” I also know that her sweet spirit will continue to shine, thanks in no small part to her wonderful parents. I feel so privileged to have watched Lucy grow and I look forward to watching her as she grows from a baby to a little girl!

Trevor, Stephanie, and sweet Lucy – thank you again for allowing me to capture your family in photos. I truly treasure your friendship and I hope you enjoy your pictures! They were an absolute pleasure to take. 


Lucy’s grandparents were able to join us for a portion of the shoot and I was so happy to capture the adoration they have for Lucy and the love she has for her grandparents.