Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Jacob&Nicole: Married! }

This post is waaayyy overdue!!! This adorable couple got married in October, and I was fortunate enough to shoot their wedding!! :)
I put them in collages because there were a lot to choose it was more fun to put them together. ;) Check them out and let me know what you think!
Getting ready!!

Here they all are! I'd say they all look pretty stunning!!!!

So, the next two are pretty much the same thing, but I couldn't decide which I liked you get to see both! ;)

 Dancing :)
 More dancing!!

This wedding was so beautiful and I'm so happy I got to be a part of their amazing day! May God bless you, Jacob and Nicole, throughout this coming year!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

{Cassia: My Little Sister}

This is Cassia...she's my little sister. ;) Well, one of them. :)

The one who turned nine about a month ago. She's the 8th child with 5 older brothers. ;)She's a very girly girl, but very tough and likes to hang out with her older brothers as well. She's very outgoing and energetic and loves to sing, dance and dress-up...the typical little girl. :) She also loves to read!  
I waited for a sister for a loooong time and when she finally came I was SO excited! :) She's been so much fun to hang out with and I'm so thankful to have her in my life.
Here are a few pictures I took of her on her birthday. She usually likes to get pictures taken, but that day she thought it was too cold so we didn't get a whole lot of pictures...but that's ok. :)


Cutie! :)


I think this is my favorite!

Yep, she's a goofy one. :)

I love you so much Cassia!! :) I'm so excited to continue to watch you grow up!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

{Sneak Peek: Cassia}

One more sneak peek!! :) Cassia turned nine years old, so we had to do some pictures on her birthday!
She looks so grown up, I can't stand it!!

More to come soon!!

{Sneak Peek: Family Portraits}

So, I am rather behind on posting...the last weekend of September, I had three family photo shoots. Here are a couple previews. =)


{Wedding Sneak Peek}

Here's a preview of the wedding I did in October!!


{Vogt Family}

So, I know it's been a while, but I'm FINALLY getting this post up!!
This family has been SUCH a blessing in my life. I lived with them for four months in Uganda and had a wonderful time! They are such a godly examle to all they come into contact with, and you can just see the joy of the Lord in their family. After being with them for four months, I went back home to my family while they traveled the U.S and visited different churches and friends. They came to visit in August, and then the kids came and stayed for a couple days while mom and dad got away. When they came to pick up the kiddos, we did some family pictures. I couldn't have asked for better weather, lighting, and people. =D The kids were extremely cooperative and I think the pictures turned out pretty good...what d o you think?! ;) to see the pictures!! =)

Isn't this one hilarious?! I love how Naomi has her eyes covered, Jonathan is totally in his own little world, and David's lookin' back at Mommy and Daddy. <3

Aren't they adorable?!

Mommy and little girly :)

 Daddy and the boys :)

 Beautiful couple!

<3 <3 <3

 I love this one...even though they're not really looking at the camera, I still love it. :) Haha, Jonathan's still in his own little world. ;-) (He was eating the leaves...I don't know how they taste, but I'm not sure I'd like to know from some of the faces he was making. ;)

 One more of Mom and Dad...

 Chris and Rebecca, thanks again SO much for the godly example that you not only showed me, but all others you are around, and I am going to miss you all so much when you go back home. Thanks for everything!!! God bless you in these next few years as you raise your kids to love and serve the Lord!
I love you so so much!!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

{Sneak Peek: Family}

I love this family so much! Here's a sneak peek of their family portrait session from the other night! The kids did an amazing job and I LOVE how the pictures turned out!! They're such a beautiful family!! And to make things even better, the lighting was a.m.a.z.i.n.g as well!!! :D

There are more to come soon!! I have been sooooooo busy so please forgive the lack of posting! I am also doing a photography mentorship with the amazing Christina Dickson, and so my photography business is somewhat on hold...although, I still am scheduling portrait sessions. I had a few family portrait sessions about two weeks ago, I just had a wedding this past weekend (so stay tuned for that!!!), and I have a senior shoot this next weekend! :D
Have an amazing week!!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

{Cute Baby}

     Ok, well I haven't posted in a while, please forgive me! I've been sooo busy with school, life, etc...I'm also doing an amazing mentorship that will help me grow in my photography business, so, in the near future, I'm going to be doing a better job of blogging!!! =)
In this mentorship, I am supposed to make 3 goals each day and complete them. ;) Sooo, one of my goas for today was to do a blog post. :) So here I am doing just that. :)

The family I lived in Uganda with came and visited me and my family a few weeks ago, so of course I had to take pictures! ;) I am going to post both the color and B&W of this one because they're both super cute!

Here's the cutie pie himself!!

Isn't he the cutest thing EVER?!?!?!?!

Well, I'm hoping to be posting soon! I'm off to Chicago this weekend for a few family photo shoots, so I'm pretty excited!!!! :D


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{Brian & Shannon}

Last week, I was able to take pictures for a really awesome couple. They're getting married in a few weeks, and so we went out and took some for fun/engagement pictures. They'd already gotten their engagement pictures done, but I'm working on building my portfolio and need some more engagement/couple they're just really awesome and fun to be around! :)
Here are just a few :)

Gotta have a feet pic! ;)

Definitely a favorite!!

Aren't they so cute?!

Shannon, you are beautiful!!

 Kissin' behind a book ;)

God bless you both, and can't wait for your wedding! It's going to be beautiful!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Keith & Laurabeth}

This couple was a huge blessing to me during my time in Uganda!! I had the wonderful opportunity to take their 10th anniversary pictures while I was there...we shot them the night before, I edited them that night, and gave them to them the next day right before we left! :)
This couple overflows with the joy of the Lord, and they are a wonderful example to all those around them! Their kids are pretty awesome too! 
It was so much fun to take their pictures for them, and I love how they turned out! They are such a beautiful couple, and I know that God will continue to use them mightily for His kingdom!

So now, enjoy the pictures!!! They are such a cute couple!!

Notice the beautiful African foliage in the background :)

Definitely one of my favorites!!!

I think this is my favorite out of them all though!

Those are just a few of my favorites and I thought I'd share this one that's also a favorite. As we were taking this shot one of their boys came running to ask his mommy a question. It made me smile. :D
(Oh, and if you didn't notice he's wearing a Cubs shirt.;)


Saturday, July 16, 2011


So, this post is really late!!! Well, I am just going to stop promising to post, because most of the time it doesn't happen. :/ I will say that in these next few months I will be doing a better job of posting...even if I have to just post one picture!! I do have somewhat of a good excuse...I've been working on this post for a while, but then my computer started having some difficulties. Anyways...

Now I will finish up my post that is looong overdue!!!

This is my brother Matt...

 He is an amazing guy, and he just happens to be my very own brother. :D
He turned 17 on July 13th, so we went out and took some birthday photos. :) He is an awesome model and I don't think you could ever take a bad picture of him.

So, let's see...Matt...well, he's a super sweet guy, an extremely talented artist, funny, smart, pretty competitive, super athletic, and I could go on and on, but the list is too long. He also is more on the quieter side, but once you get to know him, he is pretty awesome!

He is the one who has been helping me with my website, logo, etc, and he has done a fantastic job! Things have been going a bit slow these past few months with the website stuff, but they'll be finished at just the right time!

So, here's Matt!! :D

Doesn't he have the perfect model face??!!!

Another favorite!!! :)

he's kinda goofy ;) The picture on the right is the classic "Matt" picture. ;)

And just in case you were wondering, he really does smile. ;)

There's Matt for you! :D There is so much more I could say about him, but that'll have to be for another time.

So Matt, I am praying for you and I hope that you continue to grow in your walk with God. I know you are going to do extremely well with whatever you do as long as you are doing it to honor have so much potential, and I've seen your many talents. I love you a lot, and I hope that we can continue to be good friends!! I know we have our disagreements ;), but you are an amazing brother and I don't know how our family would get along without you!
God bless you!!!!