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Full-time photographer, mom-boss, wife, and dog lover. Probably binging a true crime podcast while I edit. Speaks fluent memes + sarcasm, but loves people. Welcome to my blog.

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I’m gonna take a real quick break from updating y’all with past photo sessions to share a few things I feel are so awesome they need to be recognized. Whether it’s one of my go-to beauty items to a simple recipe to sanity-saving tips, these are things I would be telling you about if we […]

I’m back from a little holiday break (more on that in another post) and getting caught up sharing peeks into this past summer & fall’s beautiful weddings! Back in August, my fab second shooter, Danielle, and I took off for northern Iowa to photograph the gorgeous DIY, al fresco wedding of Yulia & Brian. The […]

A few weeks ago my wonderful, creative friend Cassandra (who blogs and shares her gorgeous work over here) asked me to snap some festive holiday photos of her with her boyfriend, Trent, and their super-cute, super-awesome fur-baby, Jasper (aka the world’s most fabulous mini golden-doodle who likes me enough to give me puppy kisses). Of […]

Let’s keep on getting caught up, shall we? Since I’m on a roll, at least (or, you know, my kid is napping for once….same difference, right?). Anyway – a few months ago I went with my friends Amy and Seth and their beautiful two kids to take some photos downtown on the beach near Museum […]

Bringing the blog back up to speed slowly but surely with another beautiful wedding from this past summer. Katelin and August were married at Barnacopia in Polo, Illinois (just outside of Sterling and Dixon) surrounded by their family and friends, who also just happen to be some of the most fun people you’ll ever get […]

I’m so excited to finally share some photos from Abigail and Micah’s beautiful wedding day at the Northwest Territory Historic Center in Dixon, Illinois. The Historic Center provided the perfect backdrop for their classic, vintage-styled wedding. The details were perfect – from the antique collected assortment of fine china used in the table settings to […]

Oh, blog world…I have so much to catch you up on. Weddings, engagement sessions, family portraits, beautiful new babies….so many photos of precious moments and beautiful souls to be shared. I’m going to start with this amazing couple, Abigail & Micah, whose engagement session and wedding I had the honor of documenting this past summer. […]

School is out for the summer but it’s the perfect time to get a jump start on taking those senior portraits! I was so thrilled to have Annie (who happens to be a student of mine at Newman CCHS too!) in the studio for the first half of her senior portrait session recently. We had […]

As a photographer, I am pretty sure I have the best job in the universe. I get to snapshot people’s happiest moments and treasured memories – for a job. #thebest Sometimes, though – oh sometimes! – I have sessions like this. The light was perfect (golden hour heaven). The couple was fun (so fun! they […]

Growing up, I moved and changed schools much more than your average girl. I hated it at the time, but it was not without its benefits in its own right. One of those benefits was being forced outside of my comfort zone quite regularly and having to learn to adapt. As a result, as an […]