I know, I hear it all of the time. Things like, “Our life is so chaotic. I don’t know to deal with kids in family photos.” I’ve had parents cancel at the last minute. I’ve had people panic over tired kids, over tears. Believe me when I say I’ve seen it all. Now, trust me […]

Kids in family photos: How to make magic in chaos

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I sometimes have clients who are excited to share ahead of time what they’re wearing for their upcoming sessions, which I love. If you’re every wondering what to wear for a family session, I’m always happy to offer suggestions, because believe me, I have lots of opinions! But since I also have a lot of […]

The Marciel family and what to wear for a family session

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A woman in a floral dress, man in khaki pants and a white shirt, and toddler in a light pink dress smile and pose together, illustrating what to wear for a family session

Many of you remember and have asked how I’ve been coping since losing my pugs last summer. I’d be lying if I said I was fine. While Ady is a dream come true on so many levels, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about Eddie and Bianca. You know how […]

Taking photos with pets

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I’ve been obsessed with Angie and Talon from the moment I met them (In fact, if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m sure you’ve seen me talk about them many times before!). They are seriously the sweetest couple who are so in love with each other it fills me up every time I shoot […]

Baby photos with Angie and Talon

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Baby peeks around her mom and dad for a family photo session

What a wild ride the last year has been. When I think back to where we were this time last year (sanitizing groceries and binge-watching Tiger King, amirite?), I’m not sure I would have expected to be where we are today. No, I’m not talking about being vaccinated and seeing the light at the end […]

Newborn photography and the best thing to come from a pandemic

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Newborn photography of yawning baby

I met Todd when we both worked for the University of Kansas. He so sweetly talked about his wife, Jess — about how she was so smart and talented, about how he is so lucky to be married to such an amazing woman, and then some. They seemed so perfect: him, a marketing professional who […]

The Beauford miracle babies

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The Beauford family and their miracle babies

Lauren and Elliot are dream clients of mine. I can genuinely say it’s because this couple has become like family to me. When they set up their most recent watch me grow session with their beautiful son Maverick, they invited their extended family along and I couldn’t wait to see them all again! I’ve been […]

Vaughn family watch me grow session

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I first had the opportunity to document the life of the Van Nice family (Jennifer, Brandon, and their kiddos Charlotte and Nicholas) back in 2017, when they had just grown from a family of three to a family of four. It was hard not to fall in love with them back then.  But this time? […]

The Van Nice family celebration photos

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Extended Van Nice family in the woods

When the story of the O’Bryhim family began, I had already known both Chad and Darcey for years thanks to our days at Baker University. Chad and I worked closely together through our school newspaper, where I swear he’d tell you I only made a handful of journalism students cry (oops!). I’ve long know, too, […]

The O’Bryhim family photo session

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The O'Bryhim family


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