How can such a simple question be so tough to answer?  Here’s the simple answer:  I am a stay-at-home mom and photographer.  But behind that answer are 264,957 other little answers that all contribute to what it is that I do. The idea of what I “do” used to be so easy to answer.  I […]

I’ll never forget that February Friday night back in 2013. Will came home from work and had barely said “Hi” before spitting out, “What would you think about moving to Sacramento?” Umm….. what?! I really didn’t know what to think, but I do remember I told him that we should seriously consider it. Actually, I’m […]

I love looking through old photo albums that my parents put together of my brother’s and my childhood. All of the photos printed out, film copies in the front, and the bulky albums all lined up on a shelf. I do have one album of printed photos of my son in our house right now, […]

Baby Benjamin was so happy in his momma’s belly that he decided to stay in his first home for several extra days. His parents couldn’t wait to meet him, and they’ve been soaking up all of the snuggles since the day he was born. I loved being able to see Benjamin, Ashley, and Curtis at […]

Social media is a highlight reel. We know that. And I think a lot of us think about that when we take pictures as well. Why take photos of the mundane when we think nothing is happening? I decided to challenge myself to take photos of all of the different activities that happened during one […]

  There was once a time when I dreamed of being a total Pinterest mom… sitting around doing crafts with my kids all day while the warm breeze rolled through the windows, playing games outside, and cooking perfect toddler meals. Then I became a mom. While I do strive to do plenty of activities with […]

As “Kiss the Girl” played as she walked down the aisle, Lizette only had eyes for her future husband. She and Aston had decided to forgo a “first look,” so this was the first time they had seen each other all day. When I had asked Lizette what photographs she wanted the most, she only […]

Well I guess I’m not hiding how old I am anymore. This September I’ll turn 30, and I’m actually pretty excited about it. After the year that I had last year, I’m honestly just grateful for the ability to have another birthday and to continue to watch my family grow. I’ve done a lot of […]

While there have definitely been some advantages to moving out West (hello 70 degrees in February!), there is one distinct disadvantage: we are 2000 miles away from our parents and most of our family. We’ve flown back and forth from California to Chicago several times a year since we moved. And once Henry was born, […]

When you’re expecting a baby, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with options. Which carseat to choose? What baby book is the most comprehensive? (Spoiler on that one, it’s this book.) Will the baby sleep in our room or the nursery? What baby carrier will be best suited for our lifestyle? But there’s one more important […]

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