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John + Kate | Seattle Photographer

John + Kate | Seattle Photographer

Are these two not going to have the most beautiful children EVER?! Seriously… Patrick and I were out for a walk in the nearby park and we noticed that the orchard was partially in bloom and I knew that I just HAD to take photos. Since moving here I’ve done mostly just landscape or other […]


Mt. Rushmore {Travel} | Saginaw Photographer

Mt. Rushmore {Travel} | Saginaw Photographer

Ireland {Days 1 & 2} Dublin | Saginaw Photographer

Ireland {Days 1 & 2} Dublin | Saginaw Photographer

Kim {Conservation Architect} | South Bend Photographer

Kim {Conservation Architect} | South Bend Photographer

This is my LOVELY friend Kim, a conservation architect from California, also braving the lovely South Bend winters for her man while he’s in business school. ūüėČ One of her current projects is the Historic Rushton apartment building in downtown South Bend. ¬†The Rushton, built in 1906, was the first “high rise” in South Bend, […]


Notre Dame: Winter {Randomness} | South Bend Photographer

Notre Dame: Winter {Randomness} | South Bend Photographer

In the midst of the first big snow storm of the season back in December, Patrick and I decided to venture out for a leisurely walk around campus – my camera in tow. It was Christmas break so the campus was devoid of the usual bustling students though we did run into a few people, […]


Paris II {Europe 2012} Le Mont Saint Michel | Saginaw Photographer

Paris II {Europe 2012} Le Mont Saint Michel | Saginaw Photographer

Paris I {Europe 2012} | Saginaw Photographer

Paris I {Europe 2012} | Saginaw Photographer

Does anyone else think that pigeons are filthy disgusting animals? I will never understand people who do this…Opposite this photo people were holding pieces of bread getting the birds to land on them. Gross. So I may have stalked this adorable man and his grandchildren because I HAD to photograph them!! Like seriously the cutest […]


Madrid & Toledo {Europe 2012} | Saginaw Photographer

Madrid & Toledo {Europe 2012} | Saginaw Photographer

Some of the interior at the Santo Mauro, where we stayed for the first week in Madrid. I absolutely LOVED the decor, so many fun patterns and colors!! Restaurante Botin – opened in 1725 and the world’s oldest restaurant. Royal Palace of Madrid An Egyptian Temple donated to Spain from Egypt when the building of […]


Jordyn {Sweet Sixteen} 2012

Jordyn {Sweet Sixteen} 2012

This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing, Jordyn, a beautiful young lady the day before her sweet sixteen!! You wouldn’t know it from looking at her, but it was absolutely FREEEZZZINNNGGGGGG!!! Emphasis on the FREEZING. Where we were, right on the lakeshore, it was about 14 degrees with gusts of wind […]


Jordy {My Beautiful Sister}

Jordy {My Beautiful Sister}

So like 3 months ago, at the beginning of the senior portrait season rush, my sister and I took a little trip around the Saginaw area to do a little location scouting, and I am FINALLY getting around to posting some pictures from her impromtu session! Isn’t she beautiful? It was a cloudy, rainy, and […]


Chicago {A bit ‘o randomness}

Chicago {A bit 'o randomness}

Oh how I love this city…just a random pic taken after Eva + John’s engagement session this Sunday. Be prepared Chicago…you’re in for a world of crazy when my mom, Grandma, and aunt get here tomorrow. ūüėČ Until then, I’m spending the day cleaning and doing a few odds and ends sorts of things so […]


Jordanne + Ryan {Randomness}

Jordanne + Ryan {Randomness}

My sister is pretty…pretty fricken AWESOME! ūüėČ And yes, she is pretty too, though I think pretty doesn’t begin to describe her. She is BEAUTIFUL!! Inside and out, and I am so lucky to have such a wonderful sister. Whenever I’ve decided to go out scouting for locations, she’s always been right there offering to […]


Colorado {Travel}

Colorado {Travel}

A few months back, Patrick and I found ourselves in Beaver Creek, Colorado in the midst of an epic¬†family vacation.¬†You might think¬†using the term¬†“epic” is a little overkill but anytime you get can me climbing mountains,¬†navigating whitewater rapids, and exploring alpine forests there’s a good chance a story¬†will emerge.¬†{Just ignore, for the moment, the fact […]


Jordanne + Ryan {Randomness}

Jordanne + Ryan {Randomness}

Jordanne had mentioned to me that she wanted some photos of her and Ryan and I just so happened to have the day off…here’s a little sneak peek from our impromptu session yesterday afternoon. Sorry for making you late to school though Ryan… Eeek!! Enjoy!!  


College Game Day {WOOT WOOT!}

College Game Day {WOOT WOOT!}

Well. I think the past 9 + 1/2 years have finally worn me down. Eroded the surface. Molded me. Created…a monster. I sit here on the Friday before the first ND football game of the 2011 season, blogging not about some fun photos I’ve recently taken or a vacation I went on last month. No. […]


A fun little afternoon {Random}

A fun little afternoon {Random}

It’s a rare occasion that I actually get to be infront of the camera instead of behind it, so when Patrick suggested we get dressed up to scout/try out some fun new locations I jumped at the opportunity! Of course he’ll tell you that I was terrible at taking his directions, mostly because I felt […]


Copper Country {Random}

Copper Country {Random}

A few weeks back, Patrick and I¬†traveled to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to attend my cousin’s wedding. And if 9 years of being together has taught me anything, it’s that Patrick can’t go anywhere without getting into trouble… ūüėȬ†Don’t worry –¬†¬†not real trouble¬†– he just likes to take the road less traveled. So a […]


Navy Pier {Random}

Navy Pier {Random}

I’ve been living here in Chicago for over a year now, and Patrick, for over 4, so about a month ago we decided that since neither of us had ever been to Navy Pier, we should just go. So here are a few pics that I snapped that I am finally getting around to blogging. […]


This Old Truck {Random}

This Old Truck {Random}

We were driving back to Chicago when I saw this AMAZING old truck in a field and was like OMG that truck is AWESOME…Patrick said, “Do you want me to stop?” And after another mile I decided I just could NOT pass up the opportunity for yet another impromptu session. We waded through waist high […]


A ‘Bokeh’ of Flowers {Random}

A 'Bokeh' of Flowers {Random}

As I stated in my previous post, I had a wonderful weekend getting to enjoy the company of my husband’s family at their cottage in Michigan. His grandparents just finished a GORGEOUS renovation on their cottage – expanding to accommodate their ever expanding family (3 new great-grandchildren in the past month!). His grandma, grandpa, and […]


A Look Around Lakeview {Randomness}

A Look Around Lakeview {Randomness}

After over a month of staying here in Chicago, Patrick and i decided to make the trip to see some family and spend the weekend at his family’s cottage in Michigan. The weather wasn’t particularly cooperative so instead of swimming and boating as we would usually do, we hung out with his grandparents, aunts and […]


New York, New York! {Randomness}

New York, New York! {Randomness}

I was trolling through some old random photos from the past year and realized that I never posted these few photos I had taken when we were in New York. (Photo credit to Patrick as well, as I didn’t take the picture of myself haha). We didn’t really get a chance to take many photos […]


God. FTW.

God. FTW.

Though we might not have a perfect view of the lake, we are blessed with a spectacular southwestern view, and thus witness sunsets like these almost every night. Gorgeous! Enjoy.


[Come on Spring quit teasing us…]

[Come on Spring quit teasing us...]

I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping and praying that Spring comes quickly, takes off its coat and decides to stay awhile already. Last week, us Chicagoans got a glimpse of Spring peaking through with some warmer temps and gorgeous sunshine, enticing mobs of people, myself included, to the lakeshore to walk, run, bike, rollerblade […]