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Welcome to the blog, a highlight journal about our photo sessions, our home wedding venue and gardens, and favorite kid’s clothing. Stay a while and say hello!


Van Dyk Family

Morning is the worst of times and the best of times. Two summers driving past this location (which really is just a few old buildings just barely off the highway) to get to the lake had me ITCHING to take photos here.  I made Daniel pull over (boat in tow) once this past summer so […]


My sister is engaged! | Shelly & Tim

In case you’ve never been a photographer that has taken her sister’s engagement photos, let me tell you what it is like: 1. Awesome.  I know her style so I’m pretty sure I can nail what she’s looking for. 2. Normal.  I take photos, it’s just another couple in front of my camera and I’m […]


About Grandma

Being with. With. It’s an irreplaceable reality. Being with means you are experiencing the same things, and filtering those experiences together. It’s hearing and seeing multiple angles on an experience, because you are being with. To be with. My grandma Haney passed away this week and it was hard, as I’m sure any death is […]


VandenBergs | family session

 vandenbergs | family session | june 4   This girl’s dad is Buddy the Elf.  And smiling is her favorite (clearly). I’m almost serious.  I met John and Alecia in my first few months in California and thought they were pretty cool.  Then I got invited to their house for a Christmas party and John […]


Summer | Senior & Megan Welker Hangout

sumer | senior session | april 22   Fun fact #1 about Lauren: I think long, thick, wavy hair is the prettiest.  (And I want it so badly that I’ve been growing out mine since 8th grade [yep, for over 10 years] – and my hair is STILL only just past shoulder length.  I’ve tried everything […]

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