April 9th, 2015 | Personal, Portraits

Continuing on in my friend portrait project, this is my friend Jamie! She’s been a great friend who can always add wise and thoughtful words to any conversation, is quite cultured and intelligent, and is a class act friend. :)

Zach & Cassie Proposal

April 9th, 2015 | Proposal

Welps, Zach and Cassie are officially engaged! I’ve known Zach forever–and when I say that, it’s barely an exaggeration. I’ve known him since I was a wee little child. We’ve been best of friends through youth group, being room/housemates throughout college (plus a few years), and we’re still friends even now–1000 miles away and both terrible at long distance communication. Have I mentioned that he’s a great guy? ;)

This particular story kinda starts at a wedding that I was photographing. I knew Cassie from college somehow or another and we exchanged the regular hellos/how’s life talk during some down time at the reception. Randomly enough, Cassie told me that she was about to start a travel nursing position in Pennsylvania. Way cool, right!? It being my home state and all. Later on I followed up and suggested Cassie check out my home church congregation in PA… and she did!

And that’s where Cassie met Zach.

I’d like to think that this little encounter was not a random occurrence at all. I’d also like to sew a boy scout badge on myself for excellent wilderness matchmaking skills. But if I’m being realistic about things (though, what’s the fun in that?), I think they would have found each other either way.

So that’s my side of the story! Fast forward to this past weekend at Mastodon Park near St. Louis, this is how the next part of the story goes…

And I couldn’t be happier for these two. ♥


April 7th, 2015 | Portraits

One of my goals this year is to do more personal work. It’s easy for me to get in the zone of doing only wedding and client work, so experimentation and trying new things can take the back burner. I’m not sure how I’ll compile all this in the end, but I had the idea of getting portraits of a few of my friends. This is part one.

Bethany has been a wonderful friend to me for quite a good while now. She’s a fantastic artist, is super wise and encouraging, and I give her 5/5 friend points–would befriend again. :)

Lindsey & Lance Engaged!

April 4th, 2015 | Engagement Sessions

It’s Lindsey and Lance! I’ve had the pleasure of knowing these two for a good while as I live with the bigger and burlier of these two. :) Lance and Lindsey are such a fun and vibrant couple and there’s never a dull moment with these two. Needless to say, we had lots of fun. :)

I’m super proud of Lindsey and Lance and can’t wait to see what their future brings for them. :) Here are a few of my favorites!