Sarah & Jesse.

Sarah and I met a few years ago when she booked me for her and Jesse’s wedding.  Now that their date is finally upon us, it was time to meet the Mister and do their engagement session.  These two are extremely laid back & a super easy-going couple.  And both so sweet !  I think Sarah is incredibly beautiful and so photogenic, (though she tried to tell me otherwise.)  I’m looking forward to meeting with them again in the fall for their wedding ! 

 

Original 2010.

A few weeks ago I had the incredible opportunity to photograph a Women’s Conference called Original at Rockford First in Illinois. One of my nearest & dearest friends is on staff at the church there, and she was kind enough to select me as the photographer to capture Original’s fourth annual conference. Hmmmm, how do I sum up my time there? Well, I can’t in just a few short paragraphs. But I can tell you this, after not being able to attend the past three years (every year the third weekend in April=wedding season kick-off for me) I will be marking my calendar to make sure I can attend this conference.  It was a weekend of inspiration, empowerment, and reminding me that as women, we are influential ! We have a story to tell.  A mission to accomplish.  A beautiful life to live to the fullest.  But beyond the inspiration & beautiful reminders I came in contact with…where there are 700 women…there will be cupcakes, a chocolate fountain, and an endless supply of coffee.  Need we survive on more?

Thanks to the beautiful gals of the Original staff for bringing me out to be apart of this LIFE changing event !

Jodie & Stephen’s Post-Bridal Session.

Who knew winter could be so beautiful? I was actually hoping for snow for this shoot. It was cold. My hands were numb. Stephen got snow down his pants.  However…I would say it was all worth it to photograph their pretty faces again.  This is one of my all-time favorite shoots. Ever.