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OH. MY. GOSH. These might be my favorite pictures EVER, like I want to print them really, super big and put them on my own walls!! They turned out so adorable, and I can’t wait to see what Marie does with them!!! Everything was perfect, the lighting, the colors, the girls, EVERYTHING!!!! I could not […]

I had SO much fun working with the Pilizota family!!! When Solange asked me about family pictures, she didn’t want them to feel too posed, or unnatural.  She wanted them to feel joyful and candid. I assured her that we would capture their family in fun, playful photos and we did just that. I love how […]

I’m so glad the DaSilva family asked me to take their family photos again this year. Somehow we got our times mixed up and by the time we started we had about 45 minutes to do their family session, and a baptism session. But I wasn’t worried at all!!! I work really hard to be […]

You drive 9 hours to take pictures with your photo obsessed friends!! Two of my photography friends, Emily Broadbent Photography and Stephanie Marie Photography mentioned on Facebook that they were organizing a styled shoot in St. Louis the following week. I casually commented that I wanted to come…..and of course, they both agreed that I […]

Several years ago this young elder was serving in our area as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I loved having the missionaries in our home. I have 5 brothers, 3 of them served missions around the world. One served in Virginia, one in South Africa and one in the […]

During the summer many families gather for family reunions and vacations and it’s a great time to capture extended family photos. I know that sometimes the last thing you want to think about is coordinating everyone for a family photo….especially when it’s SO hard to coordinate so many people, but extended family pictures are some […]

I had so much fun in the little town of Wheaton, I love all the brick, the awesome white wall and the beautiful park right in the middle of town. I love the huge Wheaton chair and we had so much fun capturing a part of the city for the Smith family to remember when […]

As my eyes caught her’s in the sealing room, tears of joy ran down both of our faces as all of her dreams came true. My heart was bursting for Christine, Andy, and their children. The joy and happiness on their faces as they walked out of the LDS Chicago Temple could be seen by everyone […]

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE capturing families at home. I love how these pictures turned out, I love the white chair and the beautiful natural sunlight. I love the red, white and blue. Do you think it would be weird if I hung these up in my house? 😉 I’m teasing Liz. Mostly!! I was so […]

I was so excited when my new AJ friend Liz Binder was looking for someone take her extended family pictures. I’m not sure I was thinking straight, but I volunteered right away. Liz is also an amazing photographer in the area and I was so nervous that I would be able to do a great job […]