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Last week was my birthday and I turned 43!! A few years ago it might have just been another day in the life, another sunrise to sunset without any fanfare or celebration, but I’ve learned a few things about myself in the last 3 years that make me appreciate my birthday more than ever….and dang […]

Who is your family? Are they just the people who are actually related to you, or is your family bigger than that? I come from a big family, I’m the oldest of 7 and I have 24 {soon to be 29} nieces and nephews. When we are all together it’s A LOT!! – and we […]

There are some people who you know are meant to be a part of your life, who are placed in it at just at the right moment and who make such a huge impact on your world.  As Christmas is only a week away, and I find myself once again missing my family in Utah, […]

I had the best time with these kids, they were so helpful; wanting to hold my reflector and pose for me. They were talkative, and so funny. I could have stayed and taken their photos for hours, and seriously look how adorable they are with their mamma – those outfits are PERFECT. I love it […]

I’m getting a NEW sister-in-law!!!!!! (and if you can’t tell, I’m SUPER EXCITED!!!) Skylar and Avery came to visit me in Chicago and while they were here we decided to take some engagement pictures. They weren’t “officially” engaged, but they were talking about wedding plans and picking dates {close enough, right?}. The only day we […]

Lucky for me, I have lots of brothers, 5 to be exact, and I got to take Jeff and Christie’s photos while we were in Utah as well. We basically just went up to Tibble Fork every day I was there. {and it was totally worth it, because the view is AMAZING!!} The kids were […]

It was fate that brought them together. Fate, and an empty seat at church. When their friendship kept turning into “I can’t wait to tell Alex this” they knew they had something special. It was an honor to be a part of Alexis Holman and Alex Bennett’s wedding day. I met “Boy Alex” many, many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nauvoo holds a special place in my heart. It’s where the Mormon Pioneers were driven out of their homes and land as they searched for a place to live in freedom. It’s the last place they settled before they trekked west to the SLC Valley. It’s a sacred place, if you’ve ever been there you […]