Monthly Archives: December 2014

My 2014 Favorites

2014 was the most chaotic, emotional year of my adult life. I have so many favorites from this year, but I forced myself to narrow it down to just a few.


My sister coming to meet my boys, the last nice day in January before the torrential snow storms, my 30th birthday, checking into the hospital for bed rest with my bestie, maternity photo the day before I went into labor, the skinniest little twins I’ve ever seen, my hubby reading to all of our kids, the cutest picture of my little Jett, the boys reppin’ Tink & Key, my in-laws & Maddie, our first Christmas photo as a family of 5, and the ever-famous Christmas tree + a sassy 4-year-old photo. I had many, many more favorites, but these were the ones that jumped out at me immediately. It’s been an amazing year, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for our family. Thank you for being a part of the journey!

Happy New Year!


Touch-Up Tuesday

Here is my Christmas edition of Touch-Up Tuesday! This is one of my favorite images to capture every single year. I love the awe & wonder if my girl sitting in front of the tree.


This year, however, as magical as this photo appears, it was much less touchy-feely than I had anticipated. The first few shots were of Maddie laying on the floor, dramatically whining about sitting down for a photo. I, finally, get her to sit up & look at the tree, & she looks at me, rolls her eyes & says, “But I’m tired of looking at the tree!” In typical motherly fashion, I snap back with, “I don’t care! Just look at the damn tree so I can get a picture!” The beauty of photography is that you can create a moment that appears to be magical, sweet & serene. My poor photographer children will forever have to deal with a camera being shoved in their face & me telling them to pretend they’re happy.

For those who wondered, this image was shot at f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO 20,000. The ISO was so high because I had the Tamron lens on the camera. I love the wide shot, so I chose a lens with a high f/stop. Worth it. Love this photo.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

2014 Roundup

My 2014 roundup is here & I am verklempt. After taking over a year off to spend time being pregnant & taking care of my twinkies, I was craving being behind the camera again. In just 3 short months, I have been blessed to work with some amazing families. I appreciate your willingness to jump back in with me & allow me the privilege of taking your family’s photos.

When I first started photography, I didn’t know anything. I had wanted to be a photographer from the time I was 16 years old, but life got in the way & I wasn’t able to pursue it. At the ripe old age of 26, I was finally moving forward with this passion. In the last 4 years, I have learned so much, gained some invaluable knowledge about the world of photography, and have finally found the niche that I belong in. My passion is families. I love capturing families as they are in this exact moment. I love hearing that I am the first person to take an official family photo. It’s a challenge & an honor.

Thank you to each and every one of you for allowing me to capture your families this year. 2014 was a great year, and you have all re-inspired me for 2015. I look forward to seeing you all again in the new year!

And without further ado, here are my favorites in this 2014 roundup: