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You know when you hear a story and your heart cannot stop thinking about it. That was this couples story. They have gone through a lot and persevered despite it all. They wanted a magical Joshua Tree wedding and did not how it would exactly work so I helped them plan one amazing day with […]

So the story of how I met Sadie was a God moment for sure. I happened to shoot her friend Madison’s pictures and before I even shot her pictures she recommended me to Sadie. Within minutes I got a DM from her and within hours we were Facetiming about her wedding and bonding over Jesus […]

This amazing Boulder, Colorado session was so dreamy. We were literally in the meadows frolicking in the wildflowers with the mountains as our backdrop. I mean could life get any better? I’ll answer it for you not it cannot! Literally I was stunned at how beautiful this park was and how many wildflowers were all […]

This session was one of those ones I came away not only being inspired as an artist but truly being inspired by their relationship and friendship with each other. Not to mention I might have called my hubby and said we need to double date with them someday. They are just one amazing couple and their […]

Hands down Casey & Alex’s Joshua Tree session will probably be one of the best sessions I have ever shot in my life. I attended the Joshua Tree workshop by Phil and Sara and it blew me away not only to be taught by them but to have some amazing couples to photograph. The second […]

It has been a beautiful six years of taking pictures of this family. I have so looked up to Savannah as she is one amazing mama and friend. She has given me advice for James over this past year and even lent me her 4moms swing right when we brought him home (which was a […]

In the past 4 years I have had the privilege to shoot my two younger sister’s engagement sessions. My youngest sister is getting married this fall and so naturally I had them get dressed up, go to the forest and explore the woods with me for their shoot. They danced, played tag, pointed out poison […]

If you ever meet Brianne you immediately know she has a contagious smile and a joyful spirit. After meeting Dustin I could see he had the same spirit. The two of them all day could not stop smiling and holding each other. It was the perfect example of a beautiful start to marriage. While Covid […]

I always feel honored to shoot my friends engagement session’s. Due to COVID we had to reschedule this session a ton but man I am so thankful it worked out because telling a little bit of their story on camera was truly a gift for me in this season. They sang parks and rec. songs, […]

This year has been one crazy wild beautiful ride. Starting from his birth- we flew out of state on a couple hours notice of his birth. Then we road all the way up the I5 with a 3 day year old baby back home. During his first year of life we experienced power outages, evacuations […]

So I have been eyeing this spot to shoot at for months. So after three months of shelter in place and finally being allowed to shoot again (with a mask on of course) it felt amazing to do what I love again. Plus, Jordan and Julia were such a dream to shoot. Cannot wait for […]

Megan and Mike’s Sonoma County elopement was not as they had planned as COVID-19 has changed everything. However, it was one of the most beautiful, raw and intimate wedding’s I have ever witnessed. I know I am biased as one of Megan’s close friends, but it was truly one of those weddings where you cannot […]

I love baking and cooking. Something about your hands making something from scratch that gets me so excited. Most of all I love sharing yummy food with friends, neighbors and family. While dinner parties at our house will not be for a while to come I thought I would share my favorite dishes to make […]

A lot has changed in this world within a couple of weeks. Truly heartbreaking on so many levels all over the world. For Sam & McKenna they went from a big Sonoma County wedding to an elopement within weeks. This would be earth shattering for most but for these two they chose to look on […]

I get asked this question roughly 40 times a year. I love that every couple asks me this question, because what you wear to a session effects how it will turn out just as much as the location. Think of this as a puzzle. You have to get all the puzzle pieces in the right […]

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