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While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. ~Dorothea Lange

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cold and happy

This was one of those super cold, November days where the wind was blowing and there was no sunshine.....
Can you even tell?
This is the awesome part of having your good friends ask you to take family photos.... you can talk them into anything!
This family and their sweet little boys I have known since they were newborns.
I just want to pinch their cheeks in all these pictures.
I love these photos!
Thank you guys for enduring such a frigid day and to the ever amazing "S" family for letting me crash your beautiful property!!
I am so grateful for all of you in my life.

Just no fun

Seriously- can you tell that this family has no fun together, ever?
Can you tell how sarcastic I am being?
I can say that because they are friends from a long time back and I know that they have a BLAST together. 
They inspire me every time I see them to really enjoy family and make the best of every day.
Securing memories of joy and laughter for my kids.
Thank you, "B" family!

Tanker's family

This family are dear friends of ours and the first time I took their picture there was only one beautiful little girl and a very petite, white, fluffy dog.
I totally thought the dog's name was "Tinker"- and proceeded to call him that for the whole shoot. (which would explain why he never looked at me)
I love that his name is really "Tanker" and really looks like a "tinker bell"!
But mostly, I love his family!
Of which is a whole person bigger, with the handsome, little, "I".
(trying to be better about not putting kids names on internet...)

Sarah and Thomas

I LOVE engagement shoots.
Next to weddings, they may be my favorite thing to photograph.
It makes me all mushy with my hubby and remember all the magic and joy of that happy beginning!
Sarah and Thomas- thank you so much for letting me capture such a special time for you!
I am really looking forward to your big day this winter (not as much as you, I'm sure!)
Thank you also for picking the most perfect day and lighting possible!!
I am so happy for you both!

The "C" family

I am ever so behind on posting...... 
I have all these lovely, fall, portraits that I keep meaning to get up here....
so now I'm going to catch up!
I had the privilege of spending time with Michelle and Anthony and their two lively, and sweet boys.
I hope this selection of my favorites shows the happy connection they had 
and what a joy it was to spend time with them!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The "J" family

You guys started as neighbors and now you're like family.
These pictures bring me so much joy because of what you mean to my family!
Love you all so much!

Little "C"'s Christening

This family has become so dear to me and I have had the privilege of taking pictures of all 3 of their amazing children at their christening's!
I have loved watching them grow and they are always such a joy to be around and a huge blessing to me!
Little man, Charlie, is the perfect addition!
He had a beautiful christening day and it was so wonderful to be with him and all his family and friends!
Congratulations "F" family!!
Love you guys.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brian and Kelley

Oh the last wedding of the season....
It is always so bittersweet.
I had the privilege of spending this day with Kelley, Brian and their lovely friends and family. 
And, the honor of shooting with the very talented Steve Cihanek.
Thank you, K and B for letting me be a part of your day and for all your generosity!
Many blessings on a joyful and happy future together!


One of the greatest things about my job (and greatest honors) is when dear friends call and want me to photograph them and their families.
I love being able to watch their children grow, and have the privilege of meeting the other parts of their family!
The Williams family and the Schiskie/ Hietanen family are very dear to mine and just looking at all these pictures makes me smile!

I LOVE how Lukas and Ethan's feet are almost always off the ground........

Diana and Reid

I had such a wonderful time with Diana & Reid and their families!
It was a gorgeous, September day for an outdoor wedding and everybody was so full of generosity and kindness.
Thank you both for letting me be a part of your day!
Many blessings for a long and happy life.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Amy and Tony

It was such a pleasure to be a part of Amy and Tony's big day!! (Kylie too!)
They are such a special couple and you feel like you are part of their family almost instantly after you meet them...
Generous, kind and true to themselves.
Thank you guys for letting me have the honor of capturing these moments!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beautiful Motherhood

Fiercely beautiful.
That is immediately what I think of when I look at these pictures.
But I truly hope I captured what you instantly know upon meeting Nichole....
She is stunning, confident, bold, full of warmth and generosity. 
She is a mother who has embraced every curve from her babies and inspires other mama's to do the same.
A special thank you to her for allowing me to be such an intimate part of this stage of life AND for letting me post them!
Also a shout out to the ever amazing Debra, who let us use her beautiful property and helped me with staging all the shots! Such an eye for detail... 
XO to you both!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wedding fun!

Two weddings, one weekend....
It was a whirlwind, but such a wonderful time with my dear friend, Amy Kimball, who came this year to help me shoot weddings for two amazing couples- Karl and Becca and Tim and Keegan.
We had two beautiful days and both couples were truly a joy to work with. They were generous to a fault and it really felt like such an honor to spend such a big day with them.
Here are some of my favorite shots!