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A large you family huddled together and smiling

June 3, 2020

The Lockharts are another family I got to reconnect with on my recent trip to California. I have been photographing Sam and Erica’s family for 8 years now. I can hardly believe it! For a while there, they were adding a baby almost every time I met with them, lol! I actually took a moment […]

A man kissing the top of a woman's head while they sit side by side in the grass

May 27, 2020

As I’m writing this blog post, my heart is a bit heavy. You see, this Saturday, May 30th, is when Carly and Tyler were supposed to get married. Enter the COVID-19 Pandemic and we are no longer celebrating this weekend. However, a new date has been set for August and the decision was made early […]

A bride and groom smiling as they walk through the recessional of their wedding ceremony

May 20, 2020

I’m so excited to be able to share the photos from this wedding! As much as I would love to brag that I’m always on top of my blogging, the truth is I’m just not. There are so many facets to running a small business, let alone being a photographer, that sometimes blogging gets set […]

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

May 13, 2020

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, […]

An Indian-American family laughing and smiling at one another while standing in front of their home

May 6, 2020

What an incredibly WEIRD moment in history these last few months have been! I never expected that I would spend so much time stuck at home…with my three children… There’s been some struggles. Overall, I can honestly say that I am grateful for all of the extra family time. I’ve been able to focus on […]

man picks woman and they smile at each other

April 29, 2020

Lisa and DJ are one of my amazing couples who were supposed to get married in May of this year. Unfortunately they have had to postpone their big day because of COVID-19 social distancing and shelter in place orders. It breaks my hear that they, and so many of my other clients, have been affected […]

bride stands outside beautiful brick and white building

April 22, 2020

Last summer, I collaborated with JoElle Elise Design, Piece of Cake Bakery, The Hair Traveler, and the folks at one of Evansville, Indiana’s new event venues, The Rathbone, for a styled wedding inspiration photo shoot. The Rathbone is a historical building that was dedicated in 1905. It was originally used as one of Indiana’s first […]

husband holds wife as they look out onto the pond and forest

April 15, 2020

I was so excited when Ashley contacted me about photographing her maternity session! Her sister, Melissa, was one of my former brides. I remember Melissa’s family being so kind to me at her wedding, so I knew working with Ashley would be a dream! Ashley was carrying her first child, so documenting this season in […]

wedding ceremony photo of wedding party

April 8, 2020

Vanessa and Nathan’s wedding was such a wonderful experience for everyone involved! This couple is so genuine, kind, and thoughtful and their positive vibes trickled out and affected everyone they came in contact with in the best ways. Vanessa was one of the most easy going brides I’ve ever and the pleasure of working with. […]

couple walks in the grass in front of a pond in the snow

April 1, 2020

It’s April and officially wedding month for Chloe and Cameron! I’m so excited to finally take some time to blog their engagement photos! They turned out so pretty, despite the frigid temps. Maybe even because of them! (Note the pretty snow flurries and dramatic icicles in some of their pictures.) How They Met Cameron and […]

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