:: Portfolio :: Hoover Family Portraits {Family Portrait Photography}

I don’t think I’ve found myself laughing and smiling through a session as much as I did with the Hoovers.  They are such a sweet family and I love that they want their pets included in their family photos.  I am always up for that challenge.  What better setting than with a gorgeous vintage John Deere?!  “It’s been SO LONG since we’ve taken family photos professionally.” I hear this alllll the time, so it is always such a joy to capture family portraits.  You can’t see me, but I unintentionally had joined in on the plaid love.  I love the way these turned out.  Enjoy!

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Portfolio:: Denis & Ashley :: Engagement Portraits

I’m lucky enough to be related to this gem of a human being and I’m so excited for her and her  fiance, Denis to tie the knot this summer!  They were kind enough to think of me as a photographer for their engagement photos!  It was super cold outside, so we just snapped a couple quickly.  We plan to take some more once it’s warmer outside.  There is a “where’s Kiera” photo, so see if you can find their small white dog in one of the photos.  Here are a few of my favorites from our session today before we ran inside to warm up with warm beverages!

Portfolio :: Roy & Kim {Couples Portraits}

Last week I shared some photos from the archives… here are some more! How embarrassing to be sitting on such great photos and not sharing them!  I’ve done Kim’s Christmas card photos in the past (1, 2), so I came to mind when she wanted to take some photos with her sweetie…


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Inspiration :: Coke in the Car Wash


images.duckduckgo.com1I saw this commercial the other day when I was catching up on my DVR and working on some photos.  I love going through the car wash!!  I don’t get to go very often, but I love it. Sometimes I’ll go on my lunch break or listen to so music while I go through… It’s very cathartic for me.  I love how this commercial was put together and how it speaks to the smallest most mundane parts of our life being capable of being the most interesting and fun.  What is a small/mundane thing in life that brings you joy?

Winter Engagement Session

I had the honor of snapping photos for the future Mr & Mrs Sorensen!

Here are a few of my favorites from their session…












So happy for Luke & Brooke! It was a chilly day, but we made the most of it and I think we got some really great photos.  It was fun to end at a coffee shop and warm up a little before we went our separate ways.  Cheers to you both! And good luck with wedding planning!

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Portfolio: Rachael & Willie

I had so much fun working with Rachael & Willie!  I got to take a gorgeous drive a little ways North & enjoy the fall colors, minding the State Troopers I passed along the way.  There’s something cathartic about a fall drive with City & Colour playing…  I hope you like the photos! As always, if you like what you see, don’t hesitate to contact me to book a session of your own!










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Portfolio: Mariah & Alex

We took a couple of breaks from Mariah’s senior photos (session 1 & 2), to take some photos with her and her boyfriend.

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You can’t go to the dairy queen and not visit the emus!

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This one is my favorite.

It’s fun to take portraits for couples–I love hearing their stories of how they met.  Thinking about having portraits taken of you and your special someone?  Let me know!



Portfolio: Brandon & Jadie {Wedding Photography}



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Brandon & Jadie are such a sweet couple and I was so honored to photograph Brandon & Jadie’s wedding reception in a beautiful small town park with a big gazebo.  Their family and friends were there to celebrate with them and enjoy some refreshments and Frisbee.  The lovebirds had a small ceremony and took off to Italy for their honeymoon earlier in the summer, which is totally the way to go, in my opinion, if you don’t want to fuss with all the details of a big ceremony and reception.

Brandon & Jadie, thanks for trusting me to document your special day!

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