Friday, September 1, 2017

Kevin & Celia // engaged

These two are like family.  They're off training to bind up the brokenhearted (they're both going to be awesome-sauce counsellors) now, but sometimes they come back and it's just like old times around the Bible in the living room. <3

(this is such an accurate representation of them)

Amethyst ring!

Also, these were all taken in 10 minutes outside our church one Sunday this summer after the service -- use what you've got! 

Sam & Kjersti // Engaged

     Sam and Kjersti and two very dear people to me.  The military (God bless 'em) scrunched up the wedding timeline for these two lovebirds, so we were out at Devil's Lake in Baraboo, WI in the middle of February.  They're troopers (and more in shape than I).  You'd think it was a balmy 65 degrees instead of the the 30s we were actually experiencing.  Love them to pieces!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Nathanael // Rockford, IL Senior Portraits

It was crazy cold and we had just an hour of cloudy light left, but I've learned two things that made me jump up to go shoot: bad light is a good teacher/challenge, and you never regret spending quality time with your siblings.  This handsome guy is my youngest brother.  He needed some pictures, so we headed downtown and just had some fun.  He even grabbed the camera and took some pictures of me.

I've tried to write this paragraph 5 times, but it never comes out right.  How do I convey to you how amazing this person is?  He's got the looks, the grades, the sense of humor, and the future, but that's only the beginning.  Growing up with him I feel like I was privileged to know one the kindest people on the planet.  The last 18 years have been great and I can't wait to see where God is taking him, but I'll miss him like crazy when he leaves.

He specifically asked that we try for some "creative" shots.  That's fine by me. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Jeremiah + Esther // Preview

Got to shoot engagement pictures for these two yesterday!  It was such a perfect way to get back into shooting!  More to come later.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

abigail // rockford, il senior portrait photographer

Abby and I first crossed paths at school.  We had drama together and I remember her always hugging people or complimenting their outfits and giving high-fives to the newbies.  That is Abby.  Small(in stature) but big heart.  Last fall we squeezed in some time for pictures between my coursework and her student council responsibilities (she's the president, y'all!).  The mosquitos joined us, but she pushed through and we got some incredible shots. Congrats on graduating soon, Abby!

 When I show this picture to people I always get the same reaction -- She's a princess!
And really, she is.  Not only does she have the big brown eyes, beautiful hair, and smile, but she dances and bursts into song and/or laughter spontaneously. :-)

 She's a fairy.
 There is such an old-school elegance about these shots.  It blows me away.  You're beautiful Abby!

 What you can't see the crazy amounts of mud that got stuck to our feet for these. :-)  Thankfully, Abby is a country-loving girl.

 Oh, that light!

 So adorable. Thanks for taking me out to one of your favorite places and letting me take pictures of you!  Best of luck in your future plans!