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I don’t even know how to begin about this amazing day! From my first time chatting with Justin and Valerie, I knew I wanted to work with them. They are two of THE kindest, most genuine people. Not only that, they are ADORABLE together! Their love has this magnetic putt that draws you in, and makes you want to stick around.

Wedding

A Downtown Merced Wedding: Justin + Valerie

8/01/22

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This shoot was a fun one! You’ll see in the images what I mean. But first you need to meet Diane, the owner and creative soul behind this beautiful space! Diane is the creative genius at White Picket Fence, a mom of three (plus her beloved dog, Copper, and an absolute force to be reckoned with in the creative world. She brings warmth and light wherever she goes.

Photography, Uncategorized

A Magical Home in Spokane

7/25/22

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He was her brother’s roommate at Gonzaga. And she was, according to her brother, “off limits” to his friends. Everyone knew Kenny and Melissa had a thing for each other, but they remained friends, just friends, for her brother. Several years later, Melissa had moved to Seattle and Kenny went to visit. They knew there […]

Engaged

Cherry Blossom Engagement Session: Kenny + Melissa

6/23/22

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This wedding was so very special to me for so many reasons! I’ve known Aubriana and her family for years, so it was such a honor to be a part of her wedding day! More than that, it’s such a JOY to see her so happy, having found the love of her life, Ivan. These […]

Wedding

A Rustic Central California Wedding: Ivan + Aubriana

6/10/22

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Cue the confetti – this gorgeous girl graduated!!! Had so much fun capturing Carissa’s senior portraits, especially because I’ve been photographing this sweet girl since she was FIVE! Holy cow, where has the time gone?!? I’ve had the privilege of photographing her three older brothers senior portraits, so it was extra special to get to […]

Senior

Stone Ridge Christian High School: Carissa Senior Portraits

6/05/22

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I first met Banji and Yinka back in 2020 when they were expecting their sweet girl, Eliana. Fast forward two years and a pandemic later, and Eliana is walking (just kidding, RUNNING!) and talking and laughing and absolutely DARLING!!! I met up with this sweet trio in downtown Spokane to document family portraits….and (!!!) Yinka […]

Family

Downtown Spokane: The Oyawusi Family

5/26/22

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Where do I even begin with this beautiful wedding day?!? Nic and Rachel got married on his family’s cattle ranch in Merced, California with the most personal and thoughtful celebration. Not only was the setting beautiful, but the entire day was such a perfect representation of THEM as a couple. From the family’s brand on […]

Uncategorized, Wedding

A Rustic Central California Wedding: Nic + Rachel

2/03/22

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They had a few classes together while attending Dordt University. But it wasn’t until a weekend trip through the Ag department that their paths crossed outside of class. Their group got snowed in, and they ended up staying up all night with their friends, talking and playing games, and floating the hotel’s indoor lazy river. […]

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Ivan + Aubriana Engagement Session

1/26/22

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They were both members at the same gym in town, and would even play an occasional game of pickup basketball together. Justin started to ask his gym buddies about Valerie, this girl who had caught his eye. He was intrigued, and wanted to get to know her more. Over the next two years, the two […]

Engaged

A Romantic Merced Engagement: Justin + Valerie

1/03/22

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Nate and Katie first met on Bumble. They messaged back and forth, but Katie misread things and thought he was just visiting family in town for the weekend and decided to let him go. She knew she wanted something more. But still, Nate lingered in her mind… With no promising prospects, she decided to delete […]

Engaged

A Centennial Trail Engagement Session: Nate + Katie

12/09/21