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“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
~ Jandy Nelson // I’ll Give You The Sun

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We lovingly started calling ourselves “Bodyguards of Joy.” Here we were, in the middle of a global pandemic, believing that life still needed to be celebrated, needed to be remembered, needed to be documented. We believed that a virus could take a lot of things from us, but joy didn’t have to be one of […]

ANASTASIA & NIC: MATERNITY

August 30, 2020

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It’s not about what you do or what you have or what you know. It’s about who you are. Love…is about who you are. It’s about the lessons you’ve learned and the struggles you’ve overcome and the stories you’ve lived. It’s about letting someone else’s heart see all of your heart and then holding that […]

DANA & DAVE: ENGAGEMENT

February 21, 2020

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I never expected it to happen. When I first picked up a camera, ten years ago, I never expected it to happen. I never expected to fall in love. With the way light would fall across a room or the way two people could smile at each other or the way my soul expanded while […]

AMINA, DENI & ERNA: PORTRAITS

January 12, 2020

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When you are the middle of starting a business, you never really know where that business is going to take you. You never know the obstacles that you might face and the people you might meet and the direction you might go. My goal at the time was to create art and be present for […]

KATIE & RYAN: WEDDING

October 14, 2019

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When I first became a photographer, I found a lot of inspiration in other photographers. I followed blogs and watched tutorials and tried really hard to become the same type of artist that I admired. It was a lot of fun at first because discovering who you are is really fun. But eventually, I found […]

JESSICA & PHILIP: WEDDING

October 6, 2019

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Photographing someone’s wedding day is an oddly intimate relationship to share. You come into the quiet, the stillness, the lingering moments, and you hope to capture the space in between so that they can never be lost. You stand present for the tears, the anticipation, the immense joy, and you try to document the emotion […]

JAMIE & RON: WEDDING

September 14, 2019