Wedding :: Jason + Carly

I am so excited to show a preview of this wonderful couple’s union at Green Gables in San Marcos! The location was lovely with perfect weather. Jason and Carly you are such beautiful people, inside and out and I am so happy to have been apart of your day. Your love for each other is so visible and I know God will bless you in marriage and in life.


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Engagement :: Jason + Carly

It feels so good to be back after a long maternity break. One of my most favorite things is spending an afternoon with two people who are completely head over heels for each other! Jason and Carly were amazing to photograph and such a pleasure to be around (even in blazing 100 degree heat). Their love and joy for one another is so apparent and I can not wait to photograph their wedding in January! Here is a look at our session in Irvine Park.

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Nursery Feature

Pregnancy really brought out the crafter in me! I will admit I was slightly obsessed. I sewed, stitched, embroidered, paper crafted, wood burned; pretty much everything short of weaving my own tapestries! But the great thing is it ended in a beautiful nursery for our little girl, a place I am really in love with—which is good since I now spend all waking hours there.

Also I am a bit of a planning nerd and created this initial mock up of what I wanted for the nursery. It is kind of fun to see what stayed and what changed.


I ended on the theme “Whimsical Woodland” if I had to call it anything. Coral and gold were my staple colors and I collected woodland animal details. Here are some of the resources that I used to make the real thing happen

Polk-a-dot wall decalsBunny Stuffed Animal Pattern • Crib • Wall Art: Shakespeare Quote, Woodland Animals, Owls • Featured Fabrics: Bunnies, Geometric Pillow • Ikea Wall Shelf for books • Glider • Ottoman • Rug (not pictured)

The wood burned tree plaque, hand embroidered animal mobile, curtains, and corner poufs were all items inspired by Pinterest! Many small finds were also from Goodwill, garage sales, and flea markets. The dresser/changing table was an amazing craigslist find!

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Family Portrait :: The Millers and Baby Dalton

The holidays are here and it seems to be baby season too! So many adorable new little ones. The Miller family and I got to spend a lovely day at Irvine Ranch Historical Park with handsome little Dalton. As always, it was such a privilege to join this lovely family for an afternoon. At only 2 months old, he was wide-eyed by the sky and the trees and cracked a few grins for me too!

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Newborn :: Baby Heidi

I truly enjoyed getting to photograph another beautiful family and precious little one! Heidi was a sweetie and took a liking to me too! Here is a preview of the session.

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Newborn :: Baby Kate Shaffer

It was so much fun photographing this sweet little girl! Newborn sessions tend to be my favorite. Not to mention the ridiculously cute nursery design that momma Jill put together. But more than anything it was clear that these first time parents are head over heels in love with their new little joy. Loved spending the afternoon with this family!

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Teaser :: Newborn Photography

Here is a sneak peek at one of my favorites from my visit with baby Kate and her new mommy and daddy! More to come!


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Wedding Photography :: Marcus + Bryna

I know I have not been doing my due diligence in the blogging world lately but I have to share this sweet couple. When I met Marcus and Bryna I knew their day would be one filled with beauty, grace, laughter and of course love. Their care for one another and their love for God was evident on our first meeting. It was such a treat to get to share this day that they will always remember! Thank you again Marcus and Bryna for inviting me into your lives for the day.

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Family Session :: The Newells

With the holiday season upon us I get another excuse to photograph one of my favorite little girls and dear friends. We got to tromp around Hill Crest Park and end our time with Lily’s favorite, the slide! But my favorite is most definitely the finger up the nose shot!

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The Holiday Mini Session is Here!

Many families don’t have time or resources during the busy holiday season to schedule a full family photo session. If you fall into this category November 16th will be the perfect opportunity for you and your family to get your holiday photo out of the way and ready for your Christmas card! I will be scheduling simple 15 minute sessions over the course of the day for $75 per family of four, with edited digital images included. Call or email to schedule your time slot.


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