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Hey everyone and welcome to the journal! Read about and see the highlights from 2019 and 2020's most amazing weddings, engagements, & boudoir sessions!


I seriously cannot get enough of this incredible, snowy engagement session with Gretchen and Jake!!!  We finally got the perfect winter day with almost a foot of snow and warm enough temps to stay comfortable exploring this beautiful park for a good portion of the afternoon! And these two high school sweethearts were totally up […]

As wedding season comes to a halt during winter, boudoir season is in full swing and it is a BLAST!!!  Most of my lovely boudoir clients choose to keep their images between themselves and their significant others (understandably so!), so I am beyond excited that Jessa has agreed to let me share her session!!! She […]

Okay, seriously, how freaking cute are these two!!??  Cara and Matt said they wanted a winter-esque engagement session, and boy, I am SO glad I agreed, they were absolutely in their element!! I had so much fun trekking (and sliding!) around the lake with Cara and Matt.  Even though it was quite slick out, it […]

I’m sitting here thinking of how to describe this day, and one word comes to mind: legendary.  Everything from the couple, to the dress, the venue, the insanely windy weather, the reception’s dance party, AND setting my own personal movement record (according to my apple watch…!🥳) After Kendra and Clint finished getting ready, we met […]

Alyssa and Ryan had a rainy day for their wedding celebration earlier this month, BUT that wasn’t dampening anyones spirits (pun intended😁)!  They had the perfect venue at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center; beautifully decorated rooms were around every corner of this hotel, with giant windows letting in the perfect amount of natural light letting […]

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck.  Although, some might think differently, especially if you’re having an outside ceremony (or if you’re the photographer…)!  As I drove out to the Old Fifty Six Barn that morning, I couldn’t help but wonder why there were ominous looking clouds about as there hadn’t been […]

Everyone, this is my beautiful friend Merve and her husband Babar and I’m pretty excited about this post because this lady right here holds a very special place in my heart.  Merve and I met a few years back while I was still working part-time behind the Lancome counter at Von Maur.  I knew as […]

Well, I’m officially living the dream…  A few months ago Hopes Bridal and I planned to team up and organize a styled shoot; we had BIG dreams, I’m talking working with venues and vendors, florists, designers, models, the whole 9 yards and create wedding day magic.  I played around with the idea and realized I […]

Ok… how cute is this couple right here…!?  You could say I was pretty pumped for this session as it was one of my last summer engagements AND Sydney and Colton agreed to splash around a bit in the river, eeeh! =) . They were up for all of my crazy suggestions- hang off the […]

I’m sitting here trying to come up with words to describe Michaela and Marshall’s wedding day, and really, it seems impossible because it just didn’t feel like real life!  I felt like I was immersed in a fairy tale the entire day.  And not the fairy tale where everything perfect happens the entire time, BUT […]

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