Downtown Christmas | Personal Photoshoot

It’s almost Christmas!! I am so so excited! I am one of those Christmas people who is obsessed with every little part of this season. My husband even jokingly calls me Mrs. Claus. :) So I have been planning on doing some Christmas themed shoots for quite a while now! When I saw these pretty lights go up near my house I knew I wanted to take advantage of them. Then, this week my brother Luke who lives 600 miles away arrived for the holidays, so I proposed the idea of this photoshoot to him! He donned his most festive outfit and joined me in Old Town Helena, along with my sister Hannah, and we all got in on the fun! I loved this shoot so much, and am obsessed with these festive photos!

Hoping you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family! I can’t wait to spend the next two weeks with mine! <3

Abby

Today is not just another day. 

It's a new opportunity.

Another chance.

A new beginning.

Embrace it

We are on the cusp of a new season, my favorite season, the season of change. School is starting, soon the leaves will change color and the temperature will drop, and there's just something inspiring in the air. Fall feels like a new beginning and I love everything about it.

Abby is about to begin her senior year, a year of firsts and lasts. These photos were a way to celebrate that occasion and the season to come. A nod to the beautiful golden colors and crisp air on the horizon. Thank you Abby for helping make my vision come to life! 

Jessica + Stephen | J&D Farms

It was a mildly chilly day in mid-November. Florals of deep burgundy and rich green perfectly complimented the late Fall foliage on the grounds of J&D Farms. Pops of gold throughout the decor matched the golden light that was pouring over the tree line. The rich hues hinted at the Winter that was just around the corner, and a red velvet cake topped with florals and bright red berries was just the right touch for this rustic yet elegant scene.

I couldn't be more thankful for the amazing team of vendors that helped make this day possible. Each provided a vital piece of the puzzle and the end result is something I am so proud to have been a part of.  

Whether you're planning a wedding or just planning how you will spend this New Year, I hope this shoot inspires you to have big dreams, run towards them full force, and create something beautiful. Happy New Year friends!

The Green Family

This weekend I had the joy of working with a very special family. After a long story of God's faithfulness, Melissa and Andrew were unexpectedly blessed with not one but TWO precious babies earlier this year (you can read more about their story on Melissa's blog), and I was so excited for the opportunity to take their first photos as a family of four! Life (and photography) is always unpredictable when little ones are involved, but we rolled with the punches and captured so many precious moments that I absolutely love! Thank you so much for a wonderful shoot, friends. Squish those chubby cheeks for me! :)

David + Emma

These two. Their bond is one of the sweetest things I've ever had the pleasure of capturing, and I'm sure I did not do it justice. They are just such a special couple.

David and Emma are some of the most driven people I have ever met. Their hopes and dreams are enormous and I have no doubt they will accomplish them all. Both David and Emma are heading off to college this month to pursue those dreams, but they will be doing so in two different states. Coupled with their 2 year anniversary last month, Emma wanted to surprise David with a special day, to celebrate and spend some final time together before they had to part ways. 

I was so excited when Emma asked me to do a photoshoot for them as part of their day. The best part is, David had no idea! He thought it was just an innocent trip to the art museum, but when I came around the corner with my camera in hand, his face was priceless! :D

David and Emma, you were an absolute pleasure to shoot and I can't wait for the next opportunity to do it again! Thanks friends!

Ashlyn

This past weekend, my good friend and fellow photographer Ashlyn (find her here) and I decided to do a little photoshoot swap for each other. I was in desperate need of an updated headshot so the timing was perfect! I must admit, we were both feeling awkward in front of the camera, but the mutual feeling put us both at ease and I think the final product could not have turned out better! Thank you so much for collaborating with me Ashlyn! Looking forward to the next time!

July 4th 2015

4th of July has always been one of my very favorite holidays, and this year was one of the best ones yet - even though it was uncharacteristically cool weather! The reason this year was so special was because both my and Bret's families were able to spend the day all together for the first time! We had a huge gathering in my in-laws' neck of the woods, and we enjoyed TWO barbecues, homemade ice cream, games of bad minton and football, go-cart rides, swimming, kayaking, and fireworks in the rain. :) Here are some photos of our day. Enjoy!

Rebecca + Clay

I recently had the pleasure of working with some friends of mine on a sweetheart session! I love when couples that have been married for years can still enjoy a romantic photoshoot, and look just as in-love as they did in their wedding photos! We were blessed with miraculously beautiful weather for this time of year and the location was so fun! Rebecca and Clay were absolute naturals and I barely gave them any instructions - a photographer's dream! Thanks so much friends, it was a pleasure!