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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 […]

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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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This gorgeous gal lives a few houses down from Allan and I, so when her mom asked me to capture her senior portraits, I couldn’t have been more excited to spend the afternoon with her and her mama, capturing this exciting time in her life! We headed up north, towards Deer Park, where fields on […]

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North Central Senior Session: Kayla

6/25/20

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A few months back, on a warm spring evening, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Megan Perkins and Diane Holm. Megan is a wildly talented artist here in Spokane, and Diane is a product stylist who works her magic creating beautiful imagery for local businesses and entrepreneurs. It was an absolute treat to […]

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Megan Perkins in Dishman Hills

7/12/19

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Last weekend was way too much fun! Not going to lie, I’m still recovering a bit. And by recovering I mean, still dreaming about the delicious food we had and trying NOT to worry so much about how my pants now fit just a bit tighter after this weekend.     We had my parents […]

Personal, Uncategorized

Spokane Sights + Scoop: A Visit with Mom + Dad from California

5/02/17

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One of the things I’m frequently asked is “What’s your favorite lens?” so I thought it’d be fun to share mine with you on the blog today! And although I have several lenses I use and love for a variety of reasons (especially on a wedding shoot!), the lens I reach for THE most is […]

Photography, Uncategorized

My Favorite Go-To Lens

4/03/17

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Whew! Perhaps you’re just recently engaged and over the moon ecstatic about upcoming newlywed life, or maybe this finds you in the dating pool and you find yourself wondering if the ‘one’ is really out there for you. Regardless of what end of the spectrum you may be, it’s such a unique and defining time […]

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5 Books To Read While You’re Dating or Engaged

3/23/17

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You are engaged – congrats!!! Between all the excitement of wedding planning to dress shopping and staring at the new sparkler on your left hand (!!!), planning for your engagement session might be the last thing on your brain! And rightfully so!!! But don’t worry, I got ya covered!!! Below are five tips I’ve put […]

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5 Tips for Engagement Photos

3/06/17

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A friend recently sent me an email asking for her upcoming trip to Paris and I couldn’t have been more excited! Allan and i spent the last few days of our honeymoon there so getting to relive the tastes and smells and sights of our time there….um, yes, please!!! So today I’m sharing a few […]

Personal, Uncategorized

Travel Guide: Paris, France

2/01/17

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If you’re like me, this weekend is going to include a bit of last-minute Christmas shopping because…holy cow -t’s Christmas next weekend!!! This month has FLOWN by, and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to see + smooch all my nieces and nephews again!!! I’m having major auntie withdrawals over here and […]

Personal, Uncategorized

Last-Minute Gift Guide for Christmas

12/16/16