Welcome to my blog!  I will post sneak peeks to sessions here. Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for trusting me with your memories. 

you should stop and read this post because THIS is how it should be

October 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
So I've been shooting some XC meets lately for Saint James Academy. And I could flood this post with a ton of those shots. Instead. THIS. This is why we have chosen THIS school. They encourage each other by writing scripture verses on their legs or prayer intentions on their arms so when they are working HARD and it doesn't feel like they can go...
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September 28, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
If you are making a career shift. Or maybe you're just graduating and need to get yourself out there for interviews. I met with these gentlemen for some headshots. A little traditional... A little non-traditional... DM me if you need some updating to your professional look! Quick and painless. Thanks guys for trusting me with your memorie...
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September 19, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Stole away this evening for a super fun senior session! Isn't she beautiful? And so versatile. I'm glad we found some spots that are as unique as she is. I mean! It's not easy being a senior during a pandemic. Planning for the future when the every day is so crazy. But I say, in the words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, "Sanctify the moment!" Enj...
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September 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Met with this beautiful young lady...she is getting ready to start her first year of high school... She has been practicing 4-5 days/week this summer--she loves Volleyball and it shows. I'm super excited to watch her take flight this year. Amidst so much uncertainty in our world, these freshman sessions give so much hope. Thank you for han...
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September 04, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I have been praying about this new adventure--this high school adventure--as I watch the babies of yesterday spread their wings. As I pray, I feel called to strive to capture this time between 8th grade and High School...such a beautiful, hope-filled, exciting time! So I introduce the fresh sesh! Not like a Senior Session where we are doing outfit...
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Ordination weekend

August 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I travelled across the prairie this weekend to pray for 2 friars as they were ordained priests! The weekend started with Adoration. The pure humility and joy on their faces! A little history lesson...They are Capuchin friars; They follow St. Francis' path to holiness. The cord on their habit, 3 knots for their vows of poverty, chastity an...
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FirstHolyCommunion, Part covid

August 08, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
This young man jumped at the opportunity to receive his First Holy Communion a few weeks ago. But big brother received his First Communion nearly 2 years, long before we were worried about covid...and he wanted photos just like his brother. Lucky me.:) So I grabbed a couple of cameras, a zoom lens and my mask, and met his family after Mass and snap...
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Aftersomuchwaiting, Jesus

July 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I was invited to return "home" to Holy Cross (where I served as youth minister for 5 years) to photograph 5 children as they received their First Holy Communion. This was different, because their formation was through the Maria Montessori method, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. They all wore robes...symbolic of their fresh clean soul, after just r...
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July 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
It's FINALLY GRADUATION DAY!! I met with this tough FB/Rugby grad this morning for a sunrise session. The seniors this covid2020 year.:(They got a whole lot of NOthing as far as end-of-the-year traditions go. BUT...I did LOVE this tradition. All the guys on his team signed his rugby ball!! I think it's called a footie? And...while this guy...
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Who's hot? It's not hot out...

July 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Met with this cute family tonight for a sunset session. Look how cute they are! Can't even tell that it's still sweltering outside. Sisters as besties. Love. And they were worried about their smiles. So natural and sweet. Thank you A family for hanging out with me tonight. It was so much fun!!
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20 men ordained as deacons

June 25, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Humbled to be invited to co-photograph the permanent diaconate ordination this weekend. 20 men ordained! The ceremony was beautiful. Rich with tradition. Turns out, I knew several of these holy men from my days in ministry, and even from my parish. All lead by our shepherd. No words. Ok. Two words. Because. Covid. Typically this ce...
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This guy is learning virtues for his Confirmation

June 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
In Confirmation, the candidate is sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit which he received at Baptism. It's a time to grab hold of your faith and make it your own. But when Confirmation is postponed indefinitely because of Covid, well...learning and embracing the virtue of patience is the name of the game. This guy doesn't know WHEN he will be Co...
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to be in church again!

June 10, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I met this sweet gal and here mom at her church today. She was all smiles! And so was I. So much peace being in church, in His presence. Amidst so much unknown and the topsy-turvy life in our world today, it is such a gift to see the sweet innocence and joy of a child preparing to receive Jesus. There is no doubt that Mary intercedes for this...
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Framilies on such a holy day

June 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
Look at these 2 families. I mean. They could BE the frame people. One and done and off to Mass! Love and hugs to you both!! \
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June 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
I met this family today. Do you ever meet people and immediately think, "We should be friends. These people should be my people. " That was how I felt today! Meet their adorable son. Literally first shot in the session. And this. "He is in that 'awkward smile stage' so I may do some tricks behind you." He IS??? [Or, maybe the better question is,...
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