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What 15 minutes will get you.

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I believe in celebrating your story and capturing the season you are in. Family photos are dear to me because it shows how mothers exist with their children. We are usually the ones documenting our families, chasing our little ones with our phones, capturing their genuine smiles and tender moments. But we are rarely in […]

What 15 minutes will get you.

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I believe in celebrating your story and capturing the season you are in. Family photos are dear to me because it shows how mothers exist with their children. We are usually the ones documenting our families, chasing our little ones with our phones, capturing their genuine smiles and tender moments. But we are rarely in […]

To All The Mother’s I’ve Ever Met

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Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a Mother. The defining moment of my life came the day I became a mother. My purpose in life took a turn and I have never been the same. I was fortunate to have an incredible mother myself. Her mother, and her mother’s mother have deeply […]

To All The Mother’s I’ve Ever Met

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Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a Mother. The defining moment of my life came the day I became a mother. My purpose in life took a turn and I have never been the same. I was fortunate to have an incredible mother myself. Her mother, and her mother’s mother have deeply […]

Orlando Newborn Session | The Gotshalls

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You’ve already seen their maternity pictures here. B+M are phenomenal people. It has been such a testament of love to witness them become husband & wife and now parents. So excited for them as they are welcoming their second baby this year! I will be watching from afar as they have since relocated to Hawaii […]

Orlando Newborn Session | The Gotshalls

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You’ve already seen their maternity pictures here. B+M are phenomenal people. It has been such a testament of love to witness them become husband & wife and now parents. So excited for them as they are welcoming their second baby this year! I will be watching from afar as they have since relocated to Hawaii […]

Spring Minis

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Are you are interested in trying out a session but can’t commit to 30-60 minutes? Have you been meaning to set up your family photo shoot for months and feel like you’ve run out of time? This is where a mini session is a perfect solution.  Mini Sessions FAQs What are mini sessions? Mini sessions are […]

Spring Minis

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Are you are interested in trying out a session but can’t commit to 30-60 minutes? Have you been meaning to set up your family photo shoot for months and feel like you’ve run out of time? This is where a mini session is a perfect solution.  Mini Sessions FAQs What are mini sessions? Mini sessions are […]

Choosing a Wedding Photographer | Let’s do this!

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Most of the emails I get from brides ask me questions on the process of choosing a wedding photographer. They have never done this wedding thing before and Pinterest will lead you astray in the midst of your decision making. This post is meant to be a guide that serves YOU and the wedding you […]

Choosing a Wedding Photographer | Let’s do this!

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Most of the emails I get from brides ask me questions on the process of choosing a wedding photographer. They have never done this wedding thing before and Pinterest will lead you astray in the midst of your decision making. This post is meant to be a guide that serves YOU and the wedding you […]

The Story of Zeus

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As I recap all the wonderful things we’ve been blessed with, I feel the need to share the story of our dog, Zeus. My childhood dog passed away last year and I knew that it wasn’t going to be long until I owned a dog of my own. My husband and I had been talking […]

The Story of Zeus

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As I recap all the wonderful things we’ve been blessed with, I feel the need to share the story of our dog, Zeus. My childhood dog passed away last year and I knew that it wasn’t going to be long until I owned a dog of my own. My husband and I had been talking […]

Hello October | Free iPhone Wallpapers

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As promised in this post, I am going to be honest about where I am at; my faith journey.I am the busiest I have ever been and being stretched beyond capacity. That’s just simply where the Lord has me. I’m not going to sugar coat it and say it’s a fun time because it’s not. […]

Hello October | Free iPhone Wallpapers

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As promised in this post, I am going to be honest about where I am at; my faith journey.I am the busiest I have ever been and being stretched beyond capacity. That’s just simply where the Lord has me. I’m not going to sugar coat it and say it’s a fun time because it’s not. […]

Bok Tower Engagement | Christine + Tyler

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I met Christine my freshman year of college. I remember seeing her and thinking she was beautiful and kinda looked like Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia. As we became friends, I fell in love with her contagious smile and beautiful artwork. In fact, she designed my logo! The interesting thing about planning where to shoot […]

Bok Tower Engagement | Christine + Tyler

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I met Christine my freshman year of college. I remember seeing her and thinking she was beautiful and kinda looked like Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia. As we became friends, I fell in love with her contagious smile and beautiful artwork. In fact, she designed my logo! The interesting thing about planning where to shoot […]

Casa de España San Juan, Puerto Rico Wedding | Eve & Cole

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I was happy to be a part of Eve and Cole’s love story because I had known Eveliz since we were 14. We lost communication but reconnected shortly before she  moved to Chicago about 3-4 years ago. She had been telling me about her move and what a leap of faith it would be to […]

Casa de España San Juan, Puerto Rico Wedding | Eve & Cole

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I was happy to be a part of Eve and Cole’s love story because I had known Eveliz since we were 14. We lost communication but reconnected shortly before she  moved to Chicago about 3-4 years ago. She had been telling me about her move and what a leap of faith it would be to […]

Photo Confessions: Why I Prefer the Lifestyle Approach

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When it comes to photography, there are different ways a photographer approaches who, what and where they photograph. As for me, I prefer to capture people how they naturally are. I don’t want to stage or pose them to the extent that I tell my story about them. Instead, I want to create a space where […]

Photo Confessions: Why I Prefer the Lifestyle Approach

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When it comes to photography, there are different ways a photographer approaches who, what and where they photograph. As for me, I prefer to capture people how they naturally are. I don’t want to stage or pose them to the extent that I tell my story about them. Instead, I want to create a space where […]

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