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Mikayla and Kyle met at Carroll College years ago, and when I heard their campus proposal story, I knew part of their engagement shoot had to happen there too! These two are without a doubt destined to be together. And just from hanging out with them on their shoot, I could feel the excitement and […]

Carroll College Engagement Shoot

July 24, 2022

Engagements

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Location, Location, Location! I’ll be honest…when my kids fall asleep in the car I take the opportunity to scout fun and new locations. I will also say that this is the one thing that stresses me out the most before a shoot! I’ve learned over the years to find great locations that fit my subjects, […]

Senior Week: Location Thursday!

March 24, 2022

Educational

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Light is Everything To the average eye, there is light looks pretty similar–especially to someone who doesn’t dapple in photography. But, I am here to tell you that light. is. everything. It can make or break an image, and the time of day has a lot to do with it! I always shoot during golden […]

Senior Week: Light Wednesday

March 23, 2022

Educational

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So you have chosen your photographer, secured your date, picked out your outfits…but have no clue what to do with your hair and makeup! Well this blog is for you! Here are some awesome hair and makeup tips and styles! Professional Hair and Makeup Professional hair and makeup looks amazing on camera and removes all […]

Senior Week: Hair & Makeup Monday!

March 21, 2022

Educational

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I will be honest. I was an hour late to this shoot. That NEVER happens. Like–ever. But the sweet voice on the other end of the phone called to see if I was ok, hoping that nothing had happened to me. I’ve never been so embarrassed! My heart sunk, because it was totally my fault. […]

What Matters Most

January 21, 2022

Newborn

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When I noticed our out-of-state phone numbers were from the same home town, I knew meeting these new parents was going to be fun! Sure enough, Tessa and I grew up in the same small town in North Idaho, and we had so much in common! It was so fun to reminisce about our old […]

Lifestyle Newborn Session

July 16, 2021

Newborn

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Shooting seniors makes my heart happy. Like REALLY happy. I wish it was something I could do all year long, but I know it’s a short summer season each year, so I try and make the most of it.   Shooting seniors starts early in the day and goes until about noon when the sun […]

Best of 2020: Seniors

January 27, 2021

Senior

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My Dear Isla, Where do I begin? God chose you to enter our life in such a remarkable way and I am so incredibly thankful that he did. You beat all the odds. Although we weren’t planning on adding to our family, you entered our hearts and lives anyway. I remember the day we found […]

My Little Isla Laura

November 24, 2020

Newborn

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A desert brings a piece of me alive. From the colors, to the textures, the desert is like no other place on the planet. Maybe it was all of those trips in my childhood, where I stepped in my father’s footsteps as he researched trail after trail in the southern United States chasing all of […]

Desert Dream Shoot Come True

April 20, 2020

Editorial

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This was my very first styled editorial shoot in Tempe, Arizona. Can I just say….this was a whole other level… This editorial was completely styled and planned by the incredible and talented photographer, Christianne Taylor at the Showit United Photographer Conference. From the professional models, styling team, and gorgeous Arizona sunrise, I was in HEAVEN! […]

Celestial Desert Editorial Shoot

April 13, 2020

Editorial