Engagement Session

 The beauty of the sunset.

The beauty of a dance at dusk.

The beauty of the start of their dream.

23.jpg

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace – Ephesians 1:7

21.jpg
22.jpg

Family Session

His love is never ending, His grace is abounding, His mercy is eternal. 

13.jpg

"Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his faithful love endures forever."

14.jpg

To be loved so fervently despite our failures and shortcomings is a gift.

12.jpg

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

11.jpg

Pressing Pause

Pressing Pause.

That's exactly what photography does for my clients...my friends.  I can press pause on a moment in time for them that means something. 

It's not about the posed smile, the matching outfits, or the props.

It could be meeting their new baby for the first time, a walk down the aisle, or a game of chase in a tree farm.

Whatever the moment, I'm grateful to capture it.

1.jpg
3.jpg

High School Senior

I will always imagine you as the little girl who followed me around trying on my shoes and always talking about horses.  But, in reality I know you are now a young woman who is experiencing your senior year in high School.  I couldn't be more proud of you and the person you have become. 

Remember to not wish away the days, take every experience as something to learn from, slow down and smile.

1 Year Session

Happy Birthday sweetie!  I've so enjoyed watching you grow over the past year and photographing those big, blue eyes! 

Newborn Session


I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:27–28

6 Month Session

Just a little fun - down on the farm!  There were so many textures and scenes for this cutie to explore that deciding which was his favorite would be tough.  From fields, trees, bubbles, and toys he had such an exciting time.

And, I'd say he is pretty excited about football season!

Mommy + Me

When you have wonderful weather, amazing clients, big smiles, and a lot of fun during a session - I'd say that is pretty amazing!  And to top it off, we found some really neat painted rocks hidden among the grass.  We had a blast re-hiding those and trying to figure out what each one was :)

Family & Fishing...

Hopefully we are past the HOT, HOT days and starting to cruise into cooler evenings that are actually enjoyable enough to spend time outside!  That's what I loved about this session, as the sun started to set, the smiles got sweeter, the laughs were louder, and it was the perfect time to try to catch a fish...or two!

IMG_1922.jpg
IMG_1892.jpg
IMG_1931.jpg
IMG_2004.jpg
IMG_1951.jpg
IMG_2053.jpg
IMG_2361.jpg
IMG_2186.jpg
IMG_2204.jpg
IMG_2207.jpg

Tea Party for Three

"I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three.
'Twas very small-
Three guest in all-
Just I, myself and me.
Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
'Twas also I who ate the pie
And passed the cake to me."

pey2.jpg
pey1.jpg
pey3.jpg

Engagement Session - My brother is getting MARRIED!!!!

Okay, so tears definitely flowed as I watched my "little" brother propose to his beautiful girlfriend! 

When he first asked me to capture this moment for them, I was so stunned I couldn't speak...you see, I've been waiting for him to pop this oh, so important question for quite some time!!!  A little white lie had Megan convinced that I needed her help scouting new locations at her beloved Alma Mater.  But, this "regular session" turned into so much more than she imagined :)

To be there and witness the moment when she was so surprised just brought tears to my eyes (and even fogged my camera up a little haha)!

Congratulations Jonathan and Megan - I love you both so dearly!

jon1.jpg
jon2.jpg
jon3.jpg
jon4.jpg
jon5.jpg

Newborn Session

Such proud siblings of their little sister - they loved being able to hold her, look at her, and smile for a photo.  Not only did they share funny stories with me but they also were pros at finding the coolest bugs while waiting their turn! 

And during all of this, a new sweet baby just slept. 

E turns 3!

He's such a cool THREE year old! When we pulled the car up for him to ride, he immediately propped up on the side, crossed his arms, and had that "yeah, I'm cool" look right towards the camera.  It was absolutely adorable and priceless!!!

IMG_3778.jpg
IMG_3761.jpg
IMG_3725.jpg
IMG_3694.jpg
IMG_3650.jpg

Happy 3rd Birthday E!!!!!

IMG_3513.jpg
IMG_3562.jpg
IMG_3271.jpg

1st Birthday Party

Cake, strawberries, sunflowers, and smiles made up this day!  With family surrounding, cake was devoured (and a big mess was made), presents were opened, laughs were shared, and hugs were aplenty. 

 

 

Leopard + Hillegeist Wedding

"One look at you; my whole life falls in line.
I prayed for you; before I called you mine.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.

em8.jpg
em9.jpg

I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

em4.jpg
IMG_0827.jpg

The way you love, it changes who I am.
I am undone and I thank God once again.
I can’t believe it’s true, sometimes.
I can’t believe it’s true.

em5.jpg
em7.jpg

I get to love you, it’s the best thing that I’ll ever do.
I get to love you, it’s a promise I’m making to you.
Whatever may come; your heart I will choose.
Forever I’m yours, forever I do.
I get to love you, I get to love you.
I get to love you, I get to love you.

em1.jpg
em2.jpg

They say love is a journey, I promise that I’ll never leave.
When it’s too heavy to carry, remember this moment with me.
I get to love you, I get to love you,
I get to love you."

em6.jpg
IMG_0892.jpg