Category archives: Lifestyle

  • For This Child I Have Prayed

  • Ben and Emmalee have had a big year. In the past 365 days they have said "I do", honeymooned,  finished law school (YAY!) and welcomed their daughter into the world. That may sound a bit overwhelming to you, but I assure you this couple handled it with nothing but grace and love. The beautiful woman[...]
  • City of Sunshine

  • Trying to come up with a title for this post, I googled "slogans for San Diego" and found a San Diego slogan contest with some pretty charming entries....City of Sun and Sea, Pacific Paradise, Jewel of the Pacific and my personal favorite "San Diego- Once You're Here, You'll Never Leave" (wildly acc[...]
  • Norah's Birth Story

  •    I was honored to be invited to this life event to document Norah Marie's entrance into the world. I have never done birth photography before, but I'm so glad Katie and Neal asked me to be there, it was incredible. Welcome to the world sweet Norah! ^^Neal 's face after they said it was a[...]
  • California Livin'

  • Yikes, it has been quite awhile since I have blogged. My excuse? Moving sucks! I like to pretend that I love moving, that I'm really easy going and I can adapt to anything, no problem. Unfortunately, that's simply not true. It is true that I like to move and experience different places, overall I ac[...]
  • Truxtun Homecoming

  • There is so much I could say about this homecoming that my head is spinning, so I will cut right to the chase. My friend Kristin is an absolute rock star. The past nine months life has literally thrown it all at her and her family. I'm pretty sure deployments are hard all on their own, but when you [...]
  • Gunston Hall Homecoming

  • I truly love witnessing a homecoming. It's this crazy day of drawn out emotions and excitement with a dollop of patriotism on top. There are all these clever signs to read, spouses dressed their best, little kids in red white and blue, and the excitement is just thick.  Leading up to the ship's sche[...]
  • Pete, Gina & Moe

  • I am so happy Pete and Gina invited me over to their home to take pictures of their family!  They wanted some updated pictures including the new addition to their family, a fur baby named Moe! I was excited to take these pictures for two main reasons: 1) I love dogs. A lot. When I get to combine wor[...]
  • Daddy & Autumn Go to the Zoo

  • I'm a little late on sharing these photos, but better late than never, right? While I was in Minnesota in June I spent the most wonderful morning with my favorite older brother (I only have one, shhh) and my favorite niece (also only have one, but shh again) at the Minnesota Zoo. I followed them aro[...]
  • Love Lives Here

  • "What I love most about my home...is who I share it with." I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE photographing families in their home. There is no backdrop, scene or location that can beat the backdrop of your own home. Lindsey, Ashton and Hayden welcomed me into their new home in Farmi[...]
  • Tiny Miracle

  • Sweet little Noah was so anxious to see the big bright world that he was born 10 weeks before his due date, weighing only a few pounds. Fast forward through a long hospital stay, many prayers and three months later, Noah is strong, healthy and the pride and joy of his loving parents. Noah must have [...]
  • The Happiest Boy in the World

  • First, I want to start this post by saying how small of a world we live in...How did I meet this lovely family? Well, a friend of mine that I used to work with years ago at Maurices in Minnesota is Jacob's (the adorable boy you are about to see) aunt. Her husband's sister lives in Virginia and when [...]