Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joey and Ashley

Last Saturday was a special day. It was 8 days before Christmas, my 25th birthday, and the day that Joey and Ashley got married. I LOVED being apart of this beautiful wedding; isn't Ashley stunning?
This moment with Ashley's dad was one of the sweetest things I've ever been apart of.
Remember Keri and her gorgeous Sonnet House wedding last year?

They had the SWEETEST "first look," and I loved the images we got from spending time with them...

I can't ever hold back tears when a wedding ceremony is started with "Be Thou My Vision." The music was just lovely.

While I was getting this image:
Jessica was getting this one:
Many thanks to Jessica Wright for shooting with me (again). I love our days together!!

And, many thanks to Ashley for letting me be apart of your big day. You and Joey are so kind, and I wish you nothing but the greatest...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I haven't posted in a while, and I need to. Badly... I'm about to have some much-needed time away from the hospital and will be able to get some work done on the computer. That should mean some images heading this way.

For now, it's me and my favorite nephew. (image by Jessica Wright)

Monday, October 24, 2011


There are just those people in the world. People who you actually feel regret over not keeping in touch with, people involved in memories that are forever sketched into your mind, people who make you better just in knowing them. Jade is one of those people.

I can't begin to express the joy I felt from the moment Jade contacted me about shooting her wedding. The whole event was joyful, and Jade made me feel like the luckiest girl in the whole world - by giving me the opportunity to photograph her wedding!
I'm still working on her images but had to show these few. These are pictures that show EXACTLY who Jade is: beautiful, kind, loving, patient, sweet... Daniel is a lucky guy! (He's not so bad himself!!)

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Meet Corbin and Stephanie. Newlyweds. Also some of my favorite people in the whole world.

Corbin is one of my best friends in the entire world. He is the absolute perfect combination of an intelligent, attractive man with a kind, caring soul. We've become so close, and being able to capture his union to Stephanie was a highlight of my life FOR SURE.

See, we're more like brothers and sisters than we are cousins. For those who don't know us, the boy on the left is my little brother, and the girl to my right is my twin/triplet sister. The little girl is the apple of my eye and also my sister's oldest child. The groom and his sister are our 1st cousins on our Mom's side, but I don't like the idea of "cousins" with these people. They are deeper to my heart than I can place into words.

I can't try to lie. I was a basketcase the day of the wedding. I cried so many times, but I absolutely lost it when Stephanie was about to walk down the aisle. Watching Riley come down the aisle as the flower girl, all I could imagine was how happy my mom would've been to see it. I wept. Deeply. (maintaining my camera on auto-focus, of course) Then, the thought of Corbin seeing his bride for the first time brought more tears. I actually stepped back and allowed my talented, sweet, fun friend Kelly of Spindle Photography to shoot some of the ceremony. Just so I could enjoy the moment.

I've always wanted to shoot an entire wedding in black-and-white. I didn't with this one, but these all happened to be black-and-white. Enjoy. I'm incredibly proud of these images.

I love this next image. While my heart is lost in seeing my family with missing people, I am overwhelmed with joy. The happiness we are enjoying lately is a perfect manifestation of the sacrifice my dear mother put into each one of us. I'm proud to recreate our family as life goes on, all in honor of my dearest Mom.