Way back in January, this group of friends spent the weekend together at the Inspire Women's Conference in Goshen, IN. It was there that they cooked up a scheme to see each other again. You see, there were a couple of slight problems. First of all, one of them lived in Missouri, one in Michigan, one in northern Indiana and two in southern Indiana. In addition, none of them were quite old enough to drive on a road trip. No one really knows where the idea came from--the sleep deprivation, the overload of snacks, or the optimism that comes from being young, but they had an idea nonetheless.Read More
Way back in the beginning of April, I had the pleasure of capturing this girl as a part of the promotional shoots that I did this spring. This one has big dreams, ya'll. Inspired by her grandfather, she is planning to serve her country by joining the National Guard. I so enjoyed our shoot and getting to know Rylee the little that I did. It was a cool, cloudy spring evening--but you can't tell it from her smile!Read More
I was so excited to be able to finally photograph my dear friend, Rosanna. We were on a short trip in Indianapolis, IN and spent the whole weekend wishing for nice weather. Finally, we were graced with a gorgeous evening and we quickly headed out for a walk to find a good spot. If I haven't said it before, I'm gonna say it now: I love spontaneous shootsRead More
A long time ago, when adventuring (in other words, being bored and exploring state parks) I came across this lovely spot in Wapello State Park, near Bloomfield, IA. Except for the lack of electricity and no restrooms in the immediate vicinity, this would be the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding! I feel like I say that a lot—why are the best locations usually primitive?! This gorgeous space was built by the CCCRead More
One of my favorite things about photo shoots is getting to meet new people. If you know me, you might think that's a little funny because I'm what most people would call "not a people-person". But I love how photography gives me a way to meet and connect with people I would not otherwise know. Michaela was so fun to work with and I really enjoyed getting to know her the little bit that I did!Read More
The day of our shoot dawned cold and snowy of all things! After the warm days that we had been having, I had hoped for the best--but alas, the last snow of the winter still fell. Nettie was such a trooper and fearlessly braved the cold! Her warm and friendly personality must've been what got her through--I'm afraid a lesser person would have given up on me and my photos before the shoot ever started. And my dear Forest, I must admit--the last snow looks good on you.