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MaryRuth and I have been friends since 8th grade. We’ve been through everything together, PCOS, Infertility, job loss, cancer, the death of our moms, and many, many other struggles along the way. We talk to each other about EVERYTHING and we’ve been there for each other through some of the worst days of our lives. […]

I thought it would be fun to do a getting to know me post. I don’t know if there is anything exciting about me, or anything you don’t already know, I’m pretty much an open book, but here goes. My name is Liberty Dawn. I’m the oldest of 7 – I have 1 sister and […]

You know you are CRAZY if… You spend an entire day in downtown Chicago taking pictures with photographer friends, AND you think it was the BEST day ever!!! SERIOUSLY, BEST DAY EVER!!! It was even Emily’s birthday and she was totally ok with spending it with us!! We planned our day around where the light […]

Many of you know that my sister-in-law Jennifer passed away in May of 2017. As you can imagine, being a single dad to 4 little kids has been REALLY, REALLY hard for my brother Ryan. In July of 2017, he met an amazing woman, Jamie, and they started dating. In October, I went home for Skylar’s […]

It was pretty clear from the moment they stepped out of the car that this little girl brings this family so much light, and has them all wrapped around her little finger. She was the sweetest, most adorable girl the whole time, and she was very cooperative while we were doing this photo shoot. Most […]

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 come from a big extended family, I have something like 38 cousins on my mom’s side and 13 more on my dad’s side. When we get together for family events, there are a LOT of us {at the last reunion I think the count was 115 direct descendants on my mom’s side}. That was […]

I am having so much fun meeting so many new families this fall. The light and the colors have been beautiful. It’s been warm a lot longer, it’s been pretty rainy and the leaves on the trees haven’t really changed yet, so I’m hoping that means we have a longer photography season and I can […]

This is the second time I’ve had the privilege of photographing the whole Zajac Family, and let me tell you baby Jack has everyone wrapped around his little finger. It’s pretty safe to say that he is everyone’s favorite and that he loves all the attention they give him. It’s also safe to say these […]

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 […]