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An adorable one year old baby girl

May 28, 2019

I was so lucky to reunite with one of my newborn session families from last year to document a major milestone! Baby Evelynn is turning one and I got to witness her in all her cute, squishy glory! This little one loves her mama and daddy and is quite a fan of strawberry cupcakes! Who […]

A man and woman hugging each other while holding an ultrasound photo of their unborn baby

May 21, 2019

I am so blessed to embark on an incredible journey this year with Amanda and her little family! We photographed a session announcing Amanda’s pregnancy (below). I will shoot a maternity session for her in late summer/early fall. AND then, the crowning moment will be shooting the birth of her baby. (Pun 100% intended.) Amanda […]

A family wearing nice clothing standing in a park-like setting with blooming trees in the background

May 14, 2019

Katie and her sweet family moved to Newburgh, IN this year and I have had a great time getting to know them! Katie and I met at church. Well, actually we “met” through Facebook. She was contacting members of my church for ideas on where to look for property as she and her family were […]

A biracial family standing among palm trees with the San Diego Mormon Temple in the distance

May 13, 2019

At the beginning of March, just before my whole world went crazy with all of this COVID-19 junk, I had the opportunity to fly to California. I try to make it back once a year to work with my oldest, dearest, and most loyal Family Portrait clients. I missed 2019 because of my work/personal schedule, […]

A beautiful baby boy with big blue eyes staring up into the camera

May 3, 2019

Jaxson’s mommy, Ambria, happens to be the sister of one of my favorite 2018 brides! Ashleigh, my bride, gifted Ambria this session and I thought it was such a good idea and sweet present! Ambria’s little boy, Jaxson, just turned one and it was the perfect time for some mommy-and-me photos as well as a […]

A mother and father sit in a field of very tall green and yellow grass and wildflowers, comforting their baby boy

April 11, 2019

I spent some extra time and gave a little extra TLC to this cute family. The little guy was having a hard time with his ears, so we broke their session up into two parts. Putting the images from each day created the sweetest family sessions gallery. I’m so pleased that all of the tenderness […]

A mother and her two young daughters standing in a field of tall green and gold grass, smiling and having fun

March 28, 2019

Any time of year is a great time to have your photos taken but there are a few times of the year where photo sessions are especially fun! For me, I love spring photo shoots! I love the soft greens from newly budding leaves and the blossoms that are bursting all around. The light seems […]

A young family looking into one another's eyes with the San Diego Mormon Temple in the distance

February 21, 2019

Stephanie and her family are another group of people whom I have worked with many times over the years. Every time I am able to make a trip to California, I know she is going to want to set up a photo shoot and it makes me so happy! I love watching her babies grow […]

A little girl dressed in white petting holding a bouquet of flowers while petting the nose of a dapple grey pony

February 19, 2019

I made a trip to California back in November and a dear friend of mine asked me to do a session with her daughters and their horses. My friends, it was magical! Any time I have the opportunity to do a photo session with horses, I’m all in! I have always loved horses and it’s […]

A young family of ten huddling together and smiling into the camera

February 14, 2019

I’m not exactly sure how many years I have been photographing the Lockhart’s family pictures, but I do know that every year the sessions just get better! I have nothing but love and respect for Erica and Sam as they chase their dreams and raise their beautiful family. They have eight children (!!!) and each […]

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