Starks Family Shoot : 2013

“They came to see that family need not be defined merely as though with whom we share blood, but as those for whom we would give our blood.” – Nicholas Nickleby

Meet the Starks family! Had such a great time the other evening out on shoot with these cool people. I’m so grateful for you guys, for your laugher and your fellowship, and for always being my home away from home.


Stay beautiful,


Olsen Family Shoot : 2013

Someone once said, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Well that is certainly true for this awesome family that I got to hang out with the other night. Meet the Olsen crew!  This family is such a tremendous encouragement to me and I absolutely loved getting to hang out with them and a chance to document their story.

So without any further ado, here is Nate, Angie, Gavin, Jaden, and Elijah!


Mark loves Jillian : Married 2 Years

Jillian and Mark were married on November 11 two years ago and to celebrate, we found a beautiful park with incredible fall colors and had a lovely mini shoot.

I had a wonderful time with this very sweet and in-love couple, thanks for making it so much fun Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins! May you be blessed with many years of joy and grace.


Stay beautiful,


Travis Gabriel

Once upon a time my little brother had a son… and this little baby boy completely, utterly, and masterfully stole all the pieces of my heart.

Travis, you are wonderful, and you are loved. Never ever forget it.

Stay incredible,
~Auntie Alaina


Tom and Dee : Married 28 Years

This was a very special shoot for several reasons, one that it was to celebrate that this couple has stuck together for 28 whole years, and second, they’re my parents, and third, they both went on a diet this year and lost 40 pounds between them. They look pretty good, don’t you think? =)

Thanks for such a beautiful and fun evening, Mom and Dad, I love you and I am very proud of you!