"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

Leah & Tyler said “I do” and more importantly “I will” surrounded by family and friends at a beautiful venue in Hastings, Minnesota and they invited me to help photograph their love story and their day. Leah’s family has been through so much hardship in the last few years and seeing them celebrate this beautiful […]

Leah + Tyler’s Wedding Day

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My beautiful sister’s family is expecting baby girl #2 soon and I was able to photograph their family in this exciting time before Aliza’s little sister arrives in their hometown of Virginia, Beach. Before their beautiful daughter Aliza was born we did a maternity session at the beach and now 3 years later they are […]

waiting on little sister

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Maggie + Derek met on Hinge and Maggie was right away impressed with how chatty he was and he commented on her cooking skills. They quickly realized how important family was to both of them. Maggie shared, “we are thrilled to celebrate with the family and framily who have been praying for us all this […]

Maggie + Derek

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After Turkey we headed to the islands of Greece after a mad dash through the airport to make a flight (we were sweaty mess and 2 of the last 4 people on the flight- crazy!) It was all good as soon as we arrived in Santorini because we had a few days to explore the […]

Island Exploration & Athens, Greece

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Turkey was absolutely amazing- way underrated for international travel IMO. We adored it and the culture, food, people, and natural beauty is a must visit. We visited Istanbul- such a cool blend of East meets West and the food was so good and such a great value also highly recommend a stop at a Turkish […]

Adventures in Turkey

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Erin & Jason are expecting their first baby in July and it was a git to be invited to photograph their family at this exciting time. We had to include their fur babies Olive & Fern too as we explored Oak Park together on a beautiful summer night. We even included a few shots at […]

Erin + Jason + baby coming soon

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It was an honor to photograph my brother Rob’s and his wife Mel’s intimate wedding in June. Rob & Mel have a beautiful family and got married at the Dupage County Courthouse ona gorgeous day in June. We met at St. Jame’s Farm before the wedding ceremony to photograph them and their son Ryder. Mel […]

Rob + Mel’s wedding

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“We have walked with each other through so much hard. We are committed to journeying together through it and supporting each other. We have helped each other find joy and moments of happiness through it.” Leah and Tyler are newly engaged and after so much hard in their lives they are finding new joy and […]

helping each other find moments of joy

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Alex & Christie wanted to photograph their life right now as they look forward to growing their family in the near future through adoption. Adoption is part of our family’s journey and I always love partnering with folks on that journey as well. Once we chatted on the phone I could not wait to meet them and […]

“for that we are thankful”

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