Jess & Rowen | Portrait

"We got engaged!

Just kidding. I'm living my best life, so here is an album of professional photos of me and my horse. I'm so, so thankful for these beautiful moments captured by my friend Kate Lovering Photography it was so much fun doing photos together! I'm so happy that I have incredibly talented, kind, and thoughtful friends, and that Kate was able to help me mark my first year together with Rowen with these feelings I can look at and remember forever."

-- Jess

Jaelyn | Senior Portrai

I photographed Jaelyn's sweet sixteen a couple of years ago and I was thrilled to shoot her senior portrait. She and her family are so sweet and funny that working with them was so much fun for me. We started out at their house then went to a park down the street. We had a perfect fall day with occasional passing clouds that gave us beautifully dramatic light.

Fetcho Family | Day In The Life

This was a really full Day In The Life session. Friday evening we had dinner with one set of grandparents, we went back to the Fetcho home where I stayed over, Saturday we went to the park and grocery store, then the other set of grandparents came over for dinner. I was with them for more than twenty-four hours. All of that time gave me lots of opportunities to make photos that show what life is like for this young family right now. What I noticed that I tried to capture is how crazy and exhausting and fun things are with a four and a two year old. I also noticed how the important family is to the parents and that by being very sweet yet firm they have made the rules very clear. The boys tested boundaries like typical kids, but there were very few tears and the older of the two felt confident in taking on responsibilities such as helping with his little brother. I love getting to spend so much time with the people I photograph so that I can observe and listen and make photos that are meaningful to them.

Sophia & Chris | Wedding

The thing that stood out about Sophia and Chris's wedding was how happy their families are for them. There was so much outward joy in the celebration. Everyone danced together and took turns holding and doting on the many babies. The moments and emotion were not hard to capture on this day.

Malatesta Family Portrait

When you get a bunch of kids together, in this case a bunch of cousins who live several states apart and are therefore all keyed up when they get to see each other, they just let loose. This is good news for me since the kids have never met me before and all of a sudden I'm sticking a camera in their faces. Once we got the nice and neat formal portraits they quickly forgot about me and just played. I spent a couple of hours with them. I got to see what each kid's personality was like. They cycled through silliness and tantrums. In the end the families will walk away with not just a pretty portrait of them all together on their vacation, but also documentation of what these kids are like at this point in time.