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   They told me to make her fall in love,  I had to make her laugh.  But every time she laughs… I’m the one who falls in love.  

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   Monday afternoon we packed up and started our two hour trip to Lake Geneva to visit the popular Ice Castles for a session! Despite the cold, the crowds, and complications, we were able to get the most amazing shots! ❄️ Jess White is a fellow talented photographer and friend from Iowa! I have loved watching […]

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   “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” From the city of Chicago to the tip of South Africa, there was so much beauty to be taken in with every scene that I had encountered last week. While traveling through Cape Town, I had found myself in the presence of […]

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   Let’s talk about this amazing person for a minute!!!! Two years ago today I met this beautiful soul on a workshop trip, never did I dream I would be doing a safari with this person or connect the way we did. I mean come on making new girlfriends at this age can be hard […]

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   Did you know that when penguins find their mate, they stay together forever?  Will you be my penguin?  

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   Caitlin + Brandon. When family gets engaged, you pack your bags and make your way to Atlanta for an engagement session. I mean we were there to celebrate Christmas too, but you know… we were killing two birds with one stone. 😉 My favorite thing is to shoot in a location I’ve never been before, […]