this is a blog post about our dear friends Zach and Stephanie. they have been so special to joe and i. you know, when you're married it becomes really hard and confusing to balance it all. add a baby to the mix and it gets even more complicated. having a healthy relationship, being good parents, being a present friend, paying the bills, etc. making friends that encourage you and have similar visions to you isn't always the easiest thing to come by. yet, God placed these two in our life and it has felt rather effortless. we think so highly of them, as a couple, as individuals, and now as parents. they have a passion for life and know how to experience it to the fullest which is something we admire so deeply! last year we all felt like we really wanted to start a small group or bible study together, to find other like-minded couples and bring them together once a week and just grow deeper spiritually and emotionally. at the start of the year we started a small group that we call Jesus Over Dinner (coined the name from my sister-shoutout to cristi and thomas the OG's). it's such a simple gesture and experience, but it really has been such a sweet blessing in our life. to meet weekly with 4 or 5 other couples, feast together, pray together, read together, talk together. I am just so thankful for our friendship with zach and stephanie and am so excited to see where the Lord takes them, cause it's gonna be good! Here are some photos from an at home session we did a year and a half ago, and then from after they had Maverick we took some photos at their home last summer.
At home sessions are so so special to me. I love the idea that photographs capture life in that exact moment. Most of our lives are spent in our homes. Resting, breathing, cleaning, loving, living. What better way to document life in its truest form, in your home. in a home. in the coziness of a bed or a couch or your bare feet.
I'm running a special on AT HOME sessions for the next two months. 30 min session for $150. Use contact form to book a date!
this is Kelsey. She is beautiful and smart and a girlboss over at Eight31Photography and just an overall awesome person to spend any minute of your time with. She exudes positivity and beauty and is the biggest breath of fresh air! We have been planning some things together, which are still in the works and will be announced eventually when you know, they're not in the works. LOL We took a little trip to bloomington a month ago and took some photos FOR FUN! It's been a while since i've used my camera for anything outside of business so this was really nice for my soul. Here are some of the portraits I made of her, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them :)
just turn on All Night by Chance the Rapper and start scrollin. Sometimes, when you're art becomes your job you get in a funk. I needed to just take some photos for me and so these are just that. I LOVE love and I LOVE photographing love. These two make love look so fun. Katon is a dear friend of mine and we've been through a lot together, she even stood by me in our wedding :) Her boyfriend Michael is one of those people that you just want to be friends with. He adores his girl and probably genuinely just adores most things. His kind spirit compliments her beautiful presence. Thanks for letting me photography you.
these are images I am very proud and honored to get to make. entering into this vulnerable place with women, making them feel confident and comfortable to be beautiful and natural and themselves in their skin. these images are deeply special to have and to make. personally, after having a baby, i see the value in taking care of and appreciating the skin we are in. not to say that it's easy, but its a deep honor to get to make these photos for women to share, to keep, to love, and one day when this world has taken it's toll on our bodies, to look a back on and remember the journey it took. message me if you're interested in a session.