family love {sneak peek}

Today I had the privilege of photographing my friend and her extended family!  And… can I just say this?  I was having some serious red hair envy!!  Thank you, Tina and family for letting me capture some special moments!







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Blessings & JOY ~




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They Said I Do

I love my school, I love my course, and I love my classmates!  We have named our “team” Family – because we have really rallied around each other, supporting and encouraging each other.  I am so proud to be a part of this fine group of ladies!


Last weekend one of our classmates tied the knot!  Her “family” came through and supported her.  Sweet Michele supplied the fixings and cake, Jae did her nails, I did her hair and photographs, and many showed up to support this new chapter of her life.


It was a cloudy day on the gorgeous Cumberland River, but the rain held off until after the celebration!


I snapped this photo of the happy bride….but now I know why she was smiling so big!  ;)


Here’s to the bride & groom for many happy years together!  No matter what life throws your way, remember that you have each other!


Thank you, Jessie, for trusting me to capture your special day!

Blessings & JOY ~


Merry Christmas!

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Wishing all my wonderful clients and fans a very Merry Christmas!  Have a blessed holiday with your loved ones, making memories to be cherished for a lifetime! …and don’t forget to take pictures!  :)    

Photography on Friday

I am also a casual portrait photographer.  My favorite shots to capture are the ones where you can’t help but smile when you look at it.  Children are my absolute favorite thing to photograph!  It’s a good thing I have … Continue reading

{lovely} army family

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I had the privilege to meet and photograph this lovely Army family!  All three of their children were adorable, you just knew this family loved each other and loved being together.  Thank you for allowing me to capture memories of … Continue reading

life is a {gift}

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Photography is a wonderful way to keepsake memories and moments in time.  A good photograph has the power to evoke powerful emotions in us. I have heard time and time again, “when I _________, I will schedule a session”.  May … Continue reading