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My daughter and I visited a Lavender field yesterday. It took a little convincing to get her close enough once she spotted all the bees. She was not too sure about the whole idea but she was a trooper and was so beautiful. Lavender is probably my most favorite smell in the world and everything that describes a lavender plant, really describes this young woman as well. Throughout her childhood, there have not been too many occasions where she would let me take her photos. However, lately that has changed and I have been able to capture her heart and soul in many photos. This is a huge reason I got into photography. My children are growing up right before my eyes and the only way for me to hold onto special moments in their lives is to make photographs that I can cherish forever!


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Princess and Pony

I am finally able to offer Princess and Pony photoshoots. I have spent countless hours planning, having dresses made and bought, buying props, and searching for the perfect pony to use.

This is Princess “Elsa” and Elvis (however, we made him a girl just temporarily)! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect pair to kick off my specialty sessions. This session not only took my assistant but it also took 2 other people to help with the pony. So, as you can imagine, a lot of time and energy was placed to capture such a precious memory. These sessions will continue based on the client and pony’s availability.

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Fairy Tale Classic Sessions: Brand new

I am proud to announce I will now be offering a very unique photography experience. I have waited so long to make this announcement and the time has finally come.

If you have a princess or you know a princess, please share this information with them. There is no age limit for these sessions. I guarantee they will never forget the entire experience.
FairyTale flier copy.

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Parenting a child with special needs


To capture a “slice” of this lil’ girl’s life and the Mother-Daughter relationship these two have is the best part of my job.  This picture should remind all of us to cherish EVERY moment.  The emotion of joy in their faces just makes me smile.  As some of you know, having a child with a disability or any special needs is not always joyful.  In fact, it is just plain awful at times.  You find out very quickly that your life is about to be filled with tons of sacrifices, emotional and physical roller coasters, the stress placed on your marriage and family, the lack of understanding why this happened to you since you never signed up for it and many, many other challenges.

However, there are so many wonderful things that happen when you parent a child with special needs.  Speaking from experience, my daughter has taught me so many things in the past 14 years.  I may not ever understand what she is going through but I will never give up trying to give her what she needs to be successful.  She has such huge dreams in that mind of hers.  She shows me unconditional love EVERYDAY!!  She amazes me EVERYDAY!!  Although she makes me want to cry and pull out my hair sometimes (what teenage girl doesn’t), she also makes me smile lots!  She teaches me to never take things for granted.   She will look outside and just gasp at the beauty of the sky or the moon and say, “MOM, HURRY COME LOOK”.  We don’t stop to look at those things, half the time.   The typical milestones all children experience at some point in their lives is means for a BIG celebration when it is a child with special needs.  She just has to work 2x as hard to achieve them.

I am definitely a stronger, more understanding person because of her even though at times I want to throw in the towel.  She deserves everything a typical child does.  She deserves love, acceptance and respect which she will ALWAYS get from me!!

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Lil’ Man

This lil’ guy was so much fun to photograph!  He had me pretty worried at first as I tried EVERYTHING to get him to warm up to me.  I have never had a child not warm up and I would have been heartbroken had I not been able to make him comfortable enough for me to take photos.   I sound like a broken record sometimes but I have the BEST job ever!!  Lil' Man

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