November 13, 2017

As we countdown the few remaining weeks before Baby McCall makes his or her debut, it's easy to just focus on all things pregnancy and baby. It was important to me to schedule intentional quality time with Matthew before we become a family of three, so we planned a babymoon!

Asheville, NC has been on our destination bucket list ever since we lived in Nashville, but...

August 4, 2017

​When Molly reached out to me on Instagram this summer, I was absolutely delighted to hear from her again. We first met four years ago when I photographed her family's annual portraits. Soon after, I had the privilege of taking her sister, Katie's, senior portraits. Now, it was Molly's turn. 

​Since I happened to be passing through Austin on my way to our new home in Athens, I was...

July 6, 2017

Sometimes you just need to get away. In Austin, Texas, a relaxing country retreat isn't far if you simply head south to Hays.

When Samantha suggested checking out Hays City Store for a bite to eat, I knew I wanted to bring my camera along to document her during the Texas golden hour. If you've followed my work over the years, you will recognize Samantha. She is one of my best frie...

June 23, 2017

If you want to know how much I love HGTV's Fixer Upper, just ask my husband. I watch the show and read the blog so regularly, it sometimes feels as though Chip and Jojo are my actual personal friends. I just can't get enough of their style (and Chip's humor!).

I am also a huge, huge fan of The Magnolia Journal. It's rare to find such a beautiful, thoughtfully curated print publica...

May 31, 2017

​Want to know the best way to celebrate your birthday? Surround yourself with a huge group of people who love you. Even better? Have a group photo shoot after the party in the park to document it. :) 

My dear friend Cassandra gathered her son, Jace's, entire extended family together to document the celebration of his 8th birthday. I was really looking forward to it, especially aft...

April 17, 2017

{The radiant bride-to-be (and my little sister), Laura}

On the first Sunday in April, we showered Laura at Hotel Ella in Austin. For those in Texas, you may remember tornado warnings, treacherous rain, and hail descended on the state that morning. As we got ready at 9am, we watched as the skies turned eerie green, then completely black. Unfortunately, the scary weather meant that...

April 15, 2017

I love living somewhere with four seasons. While it's true that the Seattle area experiences gray skies and rainy days roughly half the year, it's worth it. The rainfall produces the most glorious trees, plants and flowers, and it likes to show off in the springtime. 

​When the cherry blossoms bloom, spring has truly arrived. Treetops explode with color and the ground is coated wi...

October 21, 2016

I first met Emily in Music City where she and Matthew were classmates at Vanderbilt, both pursuing an MBA. It wasn't until fate brought us all to Seattle after graduation that Emily and I became the close friends we are today. 

Emily is a joy to be around: so smart, sweet and funny. She's also incredibly beautiful.

We had a great time exploring her Queen Anne neighborhood. You just...

August 12, 2016

Kirkland in the summer is a little slice of heaven on earth. Marina Park’s waterfront is a gathering ground for all kinds of community members. Whether enjoying the live music and beer garden or frolicking on the sand or in the water, there’s a little something for everyone. This is especially true during community events, usually hosted by the Kirkland Downtown Association

When...

June 27, 2015

May was quite the chaotic month.

Between graduation, our wedding/honeymoon and the subsequent cross-country move, I had a lot on my plate! Luckily, just before all of the festivities began, I had a fabulous engagement session with Caitlin and Tom in Nashville.

First impressions are a funny thing. I still remember the moment I saw Caitlin. We were visiting t...

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