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It’s been a long nine months of 2017 so far. Filled with far more emotion and roller coasters than I had imagined. During the week, I keep busy working as a caretaker at a residential facility for at-risk youth, where I help counsel and protect over 25 teen girls. It is a hard-but-worth-it position to […]

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Few moments are as precious to catch on camera than the moment he goes down on one knee and asks her to be his bride. Tonight, the evening before Thanksgiving, I’m certainly grateful for the chance to be apart of this memory for Mike and Sam. I’m also teary-eyed, as I remember that exactly 4 years […]

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“I love the way she treats me and puts me above everything else. The way she listens to my dumb stories and engages in all things I like. She keeps me young. The way she is willing to take control and know what is best at times.” Sameer was dashing in his crisp blue suit, […]

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My engagement shoot with Josh and Kayla was the perfect mixture of hilarious fun and dreamy romance. They’re both goofy and love to laugh together, and they clearly share a deep friendship and love. It was so great getting to pull out both sides in their photos. We went to Santiago Oaks Regional Park in […]

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I met Liz and Andrew (better known as “Flip” to close friends) through my husband. He went to college with Flip, and the two have remained friends in the years past. Since moving to Southern California, their friendship has been reawakened and we’ve been able to spend more time with them since we now live […]

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What’s better than photographing a talented artist with colorful hair, and her brilliant fiance? …Photographing them in a world of color and outdoor fun, of course! When I imagined how I wanted Chris and Taylor’s engagement photos, I did what I believe is the most important thing to do when considering strong personal portraiture, and thought about […]

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When I moved to Southern California one month ago, I knew I would be photographing in terrain that is unfamiliar and much more diverse than the flatlands of Illinois. Little did I know JUST how gorgeous my new adventures would be! This engagement session with Brittany and Adam in the incredible Big Bear Mountain is […]

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