I was so honored to be a part of Amanda and Tom’s wedding this past weekend. If you didn’t know, Amanda and I were roomies back when we lived together in North Carolina. When I was asked to be apart of their day, I legit cried because I knew she planned for it to only be family.Read More
It doesn't seem as long as it has since the last time I had the chance to work with Lauren and Nathan, but it has been a whole year already as crazy as that it. The last time we did maternity photos for their expecting baby boy, so this year we just had a fun couples session in the snow.Read More
Everything you need to know about your up and coming engagement session with Amarie Vela.Read More
I know, I know, it has been quite a while since I last blogged. I promise I will try to do better throughout the year, I have been slowly getting used to a new work schedule I have from a new job and it has taken time away from my blogging. Okay, it has made it impossible to blog I will admit. But, have no fear! A blog is here!!Read More
I have spent the past three years exploring parenthood and the vulnerabilities that it brings. My thesis closed the chapter on insecurity and opened a new one for me to document parenthood in a new way. This year, I decided to showcase parenthood as it is. Each day I will capture a photograph from a moment in my family's personal life. They won't be perfect because, like life, nothing is, you take what you can get. This year will bring many journeys for my family, and I can't wait to share them with you.Read More
2017 has been a year full of amazing adventures, some great friendships, and some not so amazing learning experiences. I have watched my business grow and prosper, I have had the chances to travel across the United States, and I feel like I have learned so much more this year than any of the other before it.Read More
I am so very excited to announce this special photo session giveaway! I feel incredibly blessed with how fortunate my family has been through the years, but I also know how hard it can be to go through life’s obstacles. I believe in Karma to the fullest and giving back to your community, so I love the opportunity to gift someone deserving with something special, a professional photo session that documents their family for a lifetime. I started this giveaway last year and it was something I loved so much that I decided to make an annual Christmas tradition. After all, it is the season of giving, love, and family.Read More
I am sure many people have noticed that I have been slowly shifting my various aspects of my business over the past year. First, with a complete style change back in November, and then with a new logo and branding a few months back. Now, a completely new business name!Read More
I have always loved Swan Lake; It could be because of my dance and ballet background, or the fact that I love a good fairy tale story.. depending on the version you read.
I considered remaking the white swan this year, but with it being October and Halloween season, I had to put that aside and embrace my inner Natalie Portman and create a Black Swan.Read More
Where are my Once Upon A Time fans at?
Those that love the show as much as I do, know how much you love watching Regina/The Evil Queen grown and become full of love. I mean, who doesn't love someone overcoming their dark side?Read More
I know, I know, I said that the campfire minis I just hosted would be the last mini sessions I did this year. But, I was working out my idea for our family Christmas cards this year and ended up choosing a family hot cocoa theme. Simple for a toddler, yet still festive enough that it works for the holidays.
Since it was such a cute idea, I decided that I would share it with everyone...Read More
There's no tricks, but here is your treat, as long as you can handle this horror inspired feat. Continue on at your own accord, for you never know what else might happen when this notice is ignored...Read More
Coffee, beer, rings..
This engagement session was one of my favorites this year.Read More
The summer has been an incredibly busy one for our family; full of road trips, adventures, and making new friends. Though it has been an experience, it was good when we finally got to just relax at home and just work our way into a normal routine again. With doing this, I have been able to actually sit and observe as AJ interacts with the world around him.Read More
I have always wanted to do a stylized couples boudoir session, and I finally ended up with my chance back in July...Read More
I love the fall!
...And not just because it is pumpkin spice season. ( I have my coffee and donut obsession )Read More
I love engagement sessions! Couples are one of my favorite things to photograph, especially when I get to work with them again for later events. Engagement sessions give me the chance to work one on one with a couple and see what they love and how they interact with one another. I love exploring the intimacy in their love and, of course, the sessions are always full of love and jokes.Read More
The first time I met Chris and Mary was when I was creepily watching their special moment unfold at the very end of the break wall in Port Austin, MI. I know, that sounds so weird right? But actually it was a very sweet story...Read More