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A camera first made its way to my hands in 2009 as a Christmas gift. It was love at first sight. I’ve always had a love for love, but I didn’t realize just how much until this career made its way into my life. The longer I have done this (almost a decade!) the more my passion grows for capturing these incredible life moments. I am still just as excited and energized leaving a shoot knowing what I just provided for this family as I was when I started ten years ago. Its priceless. There is nothing more valued in life than time and who you choose to spend your time with. And telling that love story within your life I think is truly the best gift you could every give yourself, and your legacy. I’ve never valued time the way I do now, being a working mom, and how precious each moment of our lives really are. It’s important to me to capture your love story in an authentic way. I do not take your decision in having me photograph your family or wedding lightly. I strive to give to you what I would want myself, a reflection of the great loves in your life. I have shot 700+ family sessions and 150+ weddings, I can truly and honestly say that I love what I do. I have been so fulfilled over the years capturing some of the most precious moments in peoples lives. After being a bride myself, and now new mama, I know first hand how treasured these times in our lives are. My passion and love for my family is overflowing, but being a photographer/creator is a close second. I am so thankful for your consideration in me.

I am a 30 year old plant lovin’ dog owner living in our little slice of heaven out in the country. My husband Nick and I have been married four years, dating almost ten, and I think its safe to say all of our dreams are coming true. We have two mutts that make our hearts swell and keep us crazy busy. We’ve been in our fixer upper for three years, and it has been the ride of a lifetime. When I’m not at weddings, I spend my weekends decorating, drilling, painting, renovating, and overhauling our property. We are just about finished with the house, and Summer 2018 started on the barn/studio. It is finally finished and I am so excited to welcome all of my clients into this space we have poured our hearts into! I am in love with all things Autumn and Christmas. I was made to live in boots and chunky sweaters. I love gardening, baking, decorating, creating, and spending time with our growing family. In October 2017 we welcomed our perfect little rainbow baby, Porter Gene. Being his mama has been the absolute greatest gift of my life. I am a dreamer at heart, and tend to be pretty persistent in what I want, which has awarded me the career and family of a lifetime. I am so excited for us to meet so I can learn all about you as well!


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