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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 […]

  I love meeting high school seniors for their senior photos. Sydney actually graduated about a week before we took these pictures. Time got away from them and they didn’t happen last fall and that’s totally ok!! Senior pictures can happen anytime, there is no time limit! Most seniors contact me during the summer between […]

There is something so precious and special about an 8 year old child who is ready to make covenants, choose the right and be baptized. There is something special about being able to have your very own photo shoot, especially if you’re like me and you grew up in a big family and you rarely […]

I’ve known Alexa since she was just a baby. I started watching her at my house when she was about 8 or 9 months old and she was a part of our life for many years. She came everywhere with us and did everything with us, it was kinda just like having another one of […]

A few years ago {ok, maybe more like 20}, I didn’t even know that Gotcha Day existed, and this awesome family celebrates a whole Gotcha WEEK!! {If you don’t know, like I didn’t, gotcha day is a day to celebrate when an adopted child is placed with a family}. From the moment I met them, […]

I’ve known Bonnie and Dan since just after they were married, 11 years ago. There was a time, not too long ago, that they thought they might not be able to have any children. They struggled with infertility for many years and I too know the pain and heartbreak of infertility. I know how it […]

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist  until you love a child. ~Anne Lamott   I am naturally an extrovert. I love being around people. I’m a talker. I am comfortable in most new situations, so you would think that reaching out to new people and meeting new people for photo […]

AHHHHHHH!!!!! These are some of my favorite pictures!! And can we talk about that beautiful light?? I say that about all of my pictures lately. If you’ve noticed a difference in my photos lately – and I really hope you have because I’ve been working a LOT on making them better – you can thank […]

I love meeting new families. I love being able to capture the joy and the challenges of having little ones. When your child doesn’t act like they usually do, I always try to assure mom that this is totally normal, that ALL kids act like this at pictures. I’m a new adult, I have a […]

Oh baby, look at this sweet little family and their gorgeous parents!! Could these be any more perfect? These little ones were a bit of a challenge {aren’t they all?} but I am always so excited when I know mom and dad are feeling like it’s SO much work…{and it is, believe me, I KNOW […]