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...

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...

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...

June 24, 2016

I remember the first time I saw my friend Cassandra in “mom mode.” We were on a Google hangout conference call for our small peer mentoring group (founded by C) and her son Jace came in the room to ask her question. He was as cute as could be, leaning over to whisper in her ear and glancing back shyly at the webcam from time to time. It was such a sweet sneak peek into their dail...

September 12, 2015

Being the new kid on the block isn’t always easy. As we planned our big move to the PNW, friends in Texas and Tennessee shared their confidence in my ability to make friends. “You’re so personable!” “You always volunteer and find ways to meet people easily.” “You’re so nice, everyone will love you. You’ll make friends immediately, I know it!”

I appreciated these kind statements be...

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...

April 28, 2015

I remember the first time I met Sara: I was aimlessly wandering around the lobby of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, looking for Matthew in a sea of new graduate students. Sara, with a diet coke in one hand and a small plate of hors d’oeuvres in another, spotted me in the crowd and introduced herself. We started talking and I immediately felt comfortable with her, l...

September 28, 2014

​​​​It’s hard to believe, but little miss Camdyn is two years old! I’ve loved documenting this beautiful, dynamic little girl as she grows!

Camdyn’s parents selected the Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock, Texas as the backdrop for our most recent portrait session. This park is cool for many reasons, but specifically because it is accessible for all childre...

September 8, 2014

On my trip to Texas, I met up with Kristina and Matt to take family portraits. They have an adorable seven month old pup named Remy, so we set out to capture their family of three, as well as the “grown ups” by themselves. 

I’ve known these wonderful people since college. They are one of my all-time favorite couples and we always have a blast together. I’ve loved watching the...

September 5, 2014

Thomas is my next door neighbor and one of my favorite people in our building. He is very nice and always greets me with a big smile on his face. I just love his girlfriend, Joanna, too. We first met last year at Bar Method Nashville. Joanna, Thomas, Matthew and I actually took a Valentine’s Day Bar Method class together in February!

When Thomas confided in me that he wa...

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