This gal going to be the sweetest Mama, I already know. When Bella reached out for a maternity shoot & told me that she needed to get these photos done “like, tomorrow”… we both said heck yes & agreed to meet at the White Tank Mountains at 7pm the next evening. OH MY — these […]

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Maternity Session – White Tank Mountains

When I first heard W & J’s love story, I got butterflies. They had met on an online forum for rock climbers at Yosemite National Park & immediately hit it off. She confided in me over our initial meeting that it had been love at first sight of J’s travel companion. He had been living […]

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Gate’s Pass Engagement Session – W&J

When Micah & Charlie reached out about an engagement session & mentioned that they both loved Salt River, suggesting that we plan to shoot near the rafting kick-off spot, I was beyond ecstatic & quickly asked them to bring their bathing suits. I was met with an enthusiastic, “Heck yes!” from both of them & […]

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Salt River Engagement Session – M&C

This isn’t necessarily meant to be a how-to guide, as planning your photo session is extremely personal & should be entirely up to YOU as far as what to do & what to bring & where to go. That being said, I hope that you find these ideas to be inspirational & motivational when it […]

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Taking Your Engagement Shoot to the NEXT LEVEL 💪🏻

Emily & Cristian Moga Wedding – June 2019 (Why do I HIGHLY recommend doing a bridal shoot?? Stay tuned 😉) Some stories are best told from an outside perspective. If you had come to Cristian & Emily’s wedding without knowing a thing about the couple (so basically, you are now a wedding crasher. congratulations!), you […]

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Family-Focused, Traditional Wedding & Adventurous Bridal Shoot –

In the last few months, I have had a ridiculous amount of my friends ask me for suggestions of good coffee places near Peoria. Needless to say- I must have some sort of expertise in the subject 😝(If we are friends, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise!) Don’t judge my caffeine addiction. If you […]

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Coffee Coffee Coffee

Today, I dumped a venti iced vanilla latte all over the floor of my classroom. You read that right. ALLL over the floor. Thank GOD it was linoleum tile. My immediate reaction? “Crap!!” I locked eyes with the professor & he immediately stifled his laughter. I attempted to get up, locked in my seat by […]

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100 bad days makes 100 good stories…

In every artist, there is a little voice saying “try again” and “you can do better than this” and “maybe next time”. That’s the encourager in your head. It’s the one that tells you to keep going, even when everyone else tells you to stop. It sees the potential you have to be FANTASTIC at […]

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Community over Competition

It’s almost the season. Christmas photos are almost upon us, which leads to the dreaded tasks: finding a photographer, color coordinating the outfits, and uncovering a location that you haven’t used before. Do not fear!! Your photographer is here to help! With a few tricks and tips, you can let the stress of the photos […]

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Family Photography Pro Tips

(Yes, like the Nick Jonas song from Camp Rock.) Hello, internet pal!! Thank you so much for clicking on whatever link took you to this page. You are SO appreciated and so loved. You’ve definitely earned a lot of brownie points in my book! If this website and writing style looks totally unfamiliar to you, […]

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