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Thanks for visiting my blog! If you are here looking for something specific... like my wedding or newborn work, be sure to click on the categories tab above and navigate through my most recent posts. Whatever your reason for coming to my blog, I'm glad you are here! You will see a mix of my most recent shoots, events in my life and a few of my very random thoughts. If something sticks out to you, be sure to leave a comment! I love to know what you are thinking too! Enough intro, enjoy the blog!

Jackson:: Adoption Day!

Since becoming a foster mom, I’ve met a lot of adoptive families which of course has lead to shooting quite a few adoptions. One thing I’ve noticed is how different they all have been. The emotions, the way the judge handles things and even the cleanliness of the courtrooms. :) Most families have had a long road with a lot of ups and downs, because when you adopt through foster care, that’s the way it works. There is joy for the forever family and there is sadness for the birth family. Overall, adoption day is about the joy. It’s about a child having a safe environment with loving parents and extended family that they will be with forever. The child gets a new name for a new start. For children who come from trauma, adoption day and getting a new name let them start over. It’s a healing day for many kids.

Today, I’m going to share Jackson’s adoption day! Family and friends filled the courtroom and there wasn’t a dry eye. When I looked at all the people in the courtroom all I could see was love for this little boy who is forever theirs. I could see a weight lifted off his parents’ shoulders… no more court dates, no more social worker visits… he is legally their son! Jackson was in foster care for 25 months. To say it was a long road is an understatement. Here are a few of my favorite moments from their day…








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Claire - Beautiful! In every way, beautiful!

Spring Mini Sessions: Coming Soon!

The Spring minis are coming up on March 28th! I am excited to have some of the best trained bunnies ever from TheraPony. This session fills up fast so be sure to contact my office manager, Chantel as soon as possible. You can email her at








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Brynley:: 3 Months

I had so many great shoots last year and I barely shared any of them. This was one of my favorite baby shoots of the year. I first met Kasey and Jillian a few months before Brynley was born. We talked about the options I offer for baby’s first year and about life in general. I really liked them and was looking forward to getting to know them throughout the coming year! Brynley’s 6 month shoot is coming up soon so I thought I should at least blog one of her earlier shoots. :) It’s so fun to see her grow up and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her mom and dad!

For her 3 month shoot, we headed to the trails in Laguna for some and did the other half at home. I really love the feel of the at home portion. I’d love to do more in-home family shoots this year!











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