rory is one

This cute little nephew is already one! Seems like just yesterday I was there to witness his birth. We had fun shooting his one year photos on the riverfront and got to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the water. 
Dara and Chase you made it through your first year as parents! I think Rory could use a pretty little sister now;).

Brant & Crystal's spring engagement shoot

In a few months these two will be married! So happy for them and so excited for that wedding. We lucked out with a break in the rain just in time to shoot these beautiful spring photos at Willow Lake Estate. Congratulations Brant & Crystal! May the Lord bless your marriage. Enjoy your wedding planning!


Baby girls are always fun to photograph and this little sweetie was no exception. Just love all that pink, ruffles, and lace. Sweet Hadessah, you are just lovely.


I love this first photo showing that a new baby in this family is always exciting, a blessing, a joy and most of all loved, whether they are the first, second, third or even eighth! Lila May you were a joy to photograph. 


I may be living vicariously through this girl as I wanted to do ballet so badly when I was younger. She loves it though so I promise I didn't force her to do ballet just for the photo opportunities. Cute as they are. 

this little bunny

Over six years ago I was pregnant for my first baby, a sweet, smart boy we would name Kasen. My mother in law and I had so much fun setting up a beautiful nursery. It was such an exciting (and slightly scary) time. I had no idea that a few short years later I would be having my fourth and the thought of decorating a nursery would be the farthest thing from my mind. With four kids in a three bedroom house you just stick a crib in a corner in your room and call it good.
  We painted the walls the perfect blue, searched far and wide for rugs and a comfy rocker. We bought his crib bedding at Pottery Barn and on our way up to the register my mother in law spotted this sweet little cream bunny and threw it in with our purchases. If I had known how much love, washing machine rides, sick baby cuddles, and kisses this little bunny would get over the next six years I may have thought more of the importance of this purchase, My kids have never been attached to blankies or any other stuffed animals but all four of them have loved on (and left their mark on)  him. Here is to many more years and snuggles with this little bunny.

growing family

One of my favorites things about my job is being able to document families and children as they grow. I first met Laura and Bryan over three years ago when they were expecting their first baby boy. Now they are excitedly getting ready to meet baby boy number two! We met up at a beautiful old library on a sunny spring like day and captured some great memories. Their boy Ronan is full of life and energy and I had fun chasing him around the library grounds, though in hindsight it was not a great day to wear heels (that little guy is fast!). 
Congratulations Bryan and Laura I am so excited to meet your newest little man!