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best of 2015 | lincoln ne photographer

Reflecting on the last year is always mind-blowing (even when it’s done in February – whoops!). Did all this really happen in the same year?! As I looked through nearly every photo I took in 2015, I found myself smiling – a lot – and even laughing out loud at my desk, remembering the amazing moments these wonderful people shared with me. There’s just nothing more humbling than being let into your closest relationships, your intimate moments, your happiness. So, to my clients in 2015, THANK YOU a million times over. I adore you and am so honored to have made these images with and for you.

Choosing was hard, obviously. These are just a handful of my favorites from 2015, and they make me so eager for the next year!!! Cheers to all you beautiful souls.

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here’s to the moms | lincoln ne family photographer

One of my special privileges as a photographer is spending lots of time with moms. I take their photos with the people they treasure most. They are intimate. Often full of joy, comfort, support, laughter and touch. These women vulnerably share their families with me and put their deepest affections on display so I can witness and transform their deep love for their kids into a lasting, artful reminder of what it all feels like. Every time I consider this, I feel SO strongly the importance of this job. I am in awe of the women I’ve gotten to call clients and friends. They are beautiful beyond words and I wanted to say “thank you” to them with a little collection of some of my favorite mom moments from my portrait sessions over the years. You’re all my heroes and I love how you champion the effort for preserving your family’s memories through photography. Happy Mothers Day this weekend!
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announcing: the love story sale

I’m having a SALE, and I’m really excited about it! I’ve been thinking so much lately about why I do what I do. Why do I take people someplace pretty and click away on my camera and send them the results? It’s not really because people like .jpgs. Or really, that they like standing in front of a camera at all. I do it, because I think I can remove the awkwardness involved in doing something vulnerable like that, and actually tell a story. I get to tell people they are beautiful, that their husband loves them, that their kids treasure them. I get to tell kids that their parents’ whole world revolves around them, and I even get to tell their grown-up-selves, years from now, what their childhoods were like. That’s AWESOME.

So I’ve been excited about the storytelling aspect of portraits, and it just got me all excited to do something, and BOOM…SALE. :) Sometimes we need a little extra reason to go for it, and make sure our stories get told.


Details are as follows:

Book a portrait session (engagement, maternity, newborn, family, or children) before February 14, 2015 by emailing me ( or through my Contact Form. We’ll schedule the session for any time between now and the end of May, and your session will be 15% Off.


2014 | lincoln ne photographer

I find a lot of personal significance, when I look back at the year 2014. There are the obvious things that were happening, like most of my daughter’s first year of life, big decisions like leaving my day job to pursue photography full time, etc. But amidst those things, I think I just grew a lot, and I don’t know how exactly to define that growth, but I know it was good. I also know it had to do with photographing amazing people, and WOW, did I have the opportunity to do that. Time, and time again, I just got to interact with wonderful human beings, and witness their enjoyment of life and one another. To me, it doesn’t get a lot better than that, so 2015, you have much to live up to. To all those who’ve trusted me as their photographer this past year, I just want to humbly say thank you for being yourself with me. Every one of you has changed me, and I am grateful.

Some of my absolute favorite images of the year. Enjoy.

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second blogiversary

I feel old – like I’ve been around the block a few times. My blog turned 2 on Sunday! I’ll admit I feel a little proud of the fact that I’m still blogging. I didn’t know how long I’d stick with it when I started two years ago. It was really awkward at first, sharing my thoughts and experiences with the vast, unknown & largely anonymous internet. But now it’s really natural to sit down and rattle off personal things to a bunch of strangers. Funny how that happened. :) You can see last year’s blogiversary here.

I feel overwhelmingly thankful for the things I’ve gotten to experience in this last year. It has been full and rich and I’m grateful for how this blog has kept those memories in tact. I’m particularly humbled by the families who’ve let me into their lives with my camera. My love for photography has quadrupled in size (at least!) this year because of the little half hour stints I’ve had with amazing people who want to capture the essence of their relationships and the things in their life that make them happy. It has gotten me excited about humanity and has softened me in so many surprising ways. To those people, thank you so very much.

Below are some of my favorite posts (non-photo-shoots) and a collection of some images from the last year that each make me happy for so many reasons. Enjoy!

My 5 Favorite Posts from Year 2: