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best of 2016

All week I’ve been thinking about words. What words might describe what the new year will bring? What words will characterize my circumstances or my thoughts? And then I sat down to create this post – my absolute favorite of the year, because who doesn’t like to gather and dwell on their favorites? – and one word sticks out to me about the last year. “Humbled.” In 2016, I was humbled, and completely privileged to connect with so many different families and peek into their worlds. These people are like bonus family members to me, and I am humbled to have been able to draw near to the incredible relationships they have with one another, and turn their sweet connections into beautiful images. I hope they see what I see in these – beauty, trust, joy, and love. All these gorgeous faces are inspiring me BIG TIME for whatever’s coming down the road. :) Enjoy a few of my favorites from 2016.

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sam | lincoln ne senior photographer

Friends, remember Sam (from that one time I photographed his incredible family being all awesome)? He’s graduating this year, and he KILLED his senior session. We’re talking “made-every-single-image-look-sooooo-good” killed it. Sam, let me know when you figure out how to bottle and sell that kind of confidence. :)

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He seriously couldn’t have made these more effortless. Nice work, Sam! Your senior photos are in the books!! Enjoy your senior year – I can’t wait to see where life takes you after graduation. :)

alan | lincoln ne senior photographer

Say hey to Alan, readers of the blog! His senior session was a total blast, and I could not stop gushing over his amazing smile, which did not leave his face throughout our shoot. LOOK AT HIM! Who rocks their senior photos like that? Well, ladies and gents, Alan does. :)

16_04_alan_01 Bonus points: he wore yellow shorts. I love this kid.16_04_alan_02 16_04_alan_03 16_04_alan_04 The thing that struck me most about Alan (besides the smile…) was how totally genuine he is. He’s the kind of guy who could talk to anyone, and you know you’re getting his real self.16_04_alan_05 Favorite! Alan, I think your mom’s gonna need to make some wall space for this.16_04_alan_06 16_04_alan_07 16_04_alan_08 16_04_alan_09 16_04_alan_10 16_04_alan_11 Alan, thanks so much for having fun with these and being such a stud. I know you are going to do amazing things, and am so excited for your next chapter. Congratulations on your senior year!!!16_04_alan_12

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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zach | lincoln ne senior photographer

I’d just like to announce that Zach KILLED IT with his senior session. Having individual portraits taken of you is nerve-wracking for most, and he was totally relaxed through the whole thing. I mean, I could not have asked him to be more himself, and I love the shots we got. Congratulations on your senior year, Zach. I’m sure you’re going to conquer that in just the same way. Thanks for such a great session and being up for some of my crazy ideas. :)

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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.


addison | omaha ne senior photographer

It was painful, PAINFUL, I TELL YOU, to only choose a handful of photos for this blog post. Addison pretty much turned each picture into gold throughout our entire time together, and her infectious smile brings a matching one to my face every time I look at these. What a sweetheart!

Addison is the ultimate animal whisperer. She LOVES them, and plans to be a veterinarian, so we took these photos at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, where she is in school. With a beautiful, warm fall day, we covered a ton of ground (the zoo is huge!) and I learned super secret zoo information like the actual names of the lions and goats. :)

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Choosing a favorite from these is ridiculous, but this one’s my favorite. ;)

How sweet is the flower crown? I’m honestly not sure many people could pull this off, but hello, gorgeous! This girl can.

This one’s my favorite, too.

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Congratulations on your senior year, Addison!!!