"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” 
Sue Monk Kidd

Stories that matter

Spring Initiative “empowers young people in the Mississippi Delta to beat the odds; access the opportunities they deserve; and build successful, happy, and hopeful lives for themselves. Spring believes in the transformational power of relationships and education. Spring provides holistic opportunities and steady support; it is the students who do the hard work to make their dreams […]

Spring Initiative in the Mississippi Delta

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Chloe wanted to celebrate her right now with ‘elegant and vibrant’ photos for her Senior Creative Portrait Session. We included her love for the outdoors and nature, reading, and gymnastics. She is a National titled tumbler and gymnast! Chloe shared, “I want to celebrate the person I am, because I have worked so hard for […]

“elegant & vibrant”

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Mikayla is a senior at Westmont High School and she works so hard in academics and athletics. She shares, “I love hiking and doing active things- I love visiting new places and spending time in nature.” She is a student leader in Cross Country and Track where my oldest daughter has the privilege of running […]

adventurous, excited, & competitive

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I had the privilege of photographing Megan’s older sister’s Senior Portraits and now it was Megan’s turn. She wanted images that showed her confident, joyful spirit with no “diva poses.” I love that she wanted to celebrate her right now and she trusted me and leaned into the experience and the result was a fun […]

fun, confident, & joyful

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“You can find Kye everyday playing music in the band room and Kye plans to study Music Education in college,” Dawn, Kye’s Mom shared that she wanted to photograph “Kye in the moment.” It is so clear that Kye is passionate about music, especially playing the marimba. It was a perfect opportunity to work with […]

“Kye in the moment”

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“She Free to Explore To change and grow With new seeds to sow So let her be Not for you But for me” -Jamie My dear friend Jamie invited me to photograph her in her season right now. We had a Family Session a few months ago but this session was just for her- to […]

“Free to Explore”

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These gorgeous women and the gorgeous color needed to be photographed. These friends traveled to Mexico together and I met them on the beach. I am thankful I can choose to bless people with images that help them feel as beautiful as they are- love that I travel with my gear for just such moments! […]

the sea & sarees

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When your teenager asks to do a sunrise session at the beach you always say YES. Our daughter Annikah is growing up so quickly and I just cannot believe how fast it has gone. She is amost half way done with high school- what is actually happening friends? Photographing my kids has always brought me […]

Sunshine rise session at the beach

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Marisa Choate of Choate Studio is an artistic designer and teacher with a passion for creating art that everyone can enjoy. She and her mother Nuccia curated and designed a fashion show to help celebrate the Winfield Centennial in partnership with The Winfield Foundation. The focus was a 100 years of fashion through the ages […]

Clothing has shaped our history & future

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