real fine love.

i am sort of speechless when i think back to this past weekend and the “awesome-ness” that it was.  spectacular actually.  the love was incredible. 

the inspiration for me, endless.

my heart is full of gratitude and love for megan and jason.  thank you from the bottom of my heart for asking me to be there to document your wedding day.  everything about it was so so perfect.  i will forever be thankful for this experience and the opportunity to create.

i could go on and on about everything that moved me.  instead i will let the photos speak for themselves.  i think they do it perfectly.

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could not resist.

just a few more of this beautiful bride.

she took my breath away. 

could not resist. had to share. ;)

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simply beautiful.

simply beautiful.

those are two of the words that stand out in my mind when i think of the day that i was able to spend with this incredible couple; documenting their journey as they made their promise to be with each other forever.

there is no denying they are a perfect match in each and every way possible.  their love for one another simply radiates.

thank you so much for choosing me to be there for you both.  to interpret your love, to translate it into the images that i see and feel when i watch you both together.  the inspiration that i gained from spending the day with you both is simply energizing and i am so thankful for that gift. 

from the many beautiful images i was able to capture, here are the ones that moved me most.

congratulations brent and carmen.  your love for one another is simply beautiful.

xoxo

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blink.

just blink.  that is how fast (and how much) life can change. it is instant.

was it not just yesterday we were staying up all night, sleeping at each other’s houses, planning trips to the mall, reading magazines, dating boys, doing makeovers, dancing in our bedroom and just being girls?  seriously it seems like in one blink everything has changed so much and so fast and we are now all on our life journey’s as official grown-ups.  and you hannan, a soon to be mother of 2!

i guess you can say that this session is extremely special for me in more ways than i can even begin to describe at this moment.  i have all the words inside, i just don’t know where to begin.  most of all, i just feel so lucky to be able to photograph such a special time in a friends life as she stands right on the edge of another huge moment that is about to begin.  any week now she will be holding another beautiful little baby in her arms to love, cherish and complete her family.  and it will happen…all in a blink.

thank you hannan for an awesome catch up visit with you and your family and your beautiful boy cody who i believe stole the show today.  his adorable little spirit and those dimples made me fall head over heels in love.  and reaffirm why i love doing what i do and why photography fills my spirit with something that words cannot even begin to describe.  it is moments like the ones that we shared today that remind me how there is so much to look forward to in this life.  as hard and difficult as things might get, it is truly sweet.

i hope you love these memories as much as i did taking them for you.  i look forward to hearing the news any week now that you, les, and cody have welcomed your new baby into this world!

xoxo

realize deeply that the present moment is all that you ever have” ~ekhart tolle

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sophia.

there is truly nothing better in this life than having the ability to share what you love with others.

right now i am taking an amazing art journal class and in it we talk alot about what drives us, what our passions are, what fuels our energy in our lives.  while doing a few of the assignments i cannot stop thinking, or feeling so much gratitude, for what photography has brought into my life.  one of my goals in doing photography is being able to project that love onto the people i photograph and into their images.  creating memories and moments for them to love…to experience that amazing feeling that i get when i capture images for them.

this is my cousin’s beautiful daughter sophia.  when they were in town a few weeks back for the weekend we spent an afternoon together. it was awesome.  she is such a little doll.  here are a few of my favorites.

       {i want my life to be my life….full of things that bring unique joy and necessary lessons to me and to those that i love}

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