birthdays + barbeques

You’re about to set eyes on one of the best first birthday parties I’ve ever seen, and I’ve messily planned two of my own. It had all the elements of a midwest spring BBQ. You know what i’m talking about—weather that couldn’t make up it’s mind, a kiddie pool filled with ice cold brews, burgers + dogs on the grill, and a sweet little boy who never stopped smiling. You could smell summer in the air + the love buzzing all around. I was especially excited about being able to photograph Finn with all of his Grandparents, what a gift to be able pause this time for this family…

Big thanks to this family for making the awkwardness of being the stranger at a BBQ not awkward at all, and thanks for the cheeseburger! Happy Birthday, Finn!




welcome to this wild + wonderful world, walter!

One of my greatest honors as a photographer is the day my email dings through and it’s a couple whose wedding I’ve shot in the past, and they have since grown their family and would like me to come and document this new part of their lives. Ashley + Steve will forever hold a special place in my heart because from the very second we were connected, they believed in my eyes and what they’d see, and they believed in my heart and where it would take me and what photographs it would create, and because of that some of my best work includes their wonderful faces. Since their wedding on the rainiest day I have ever seen in my life, they have made this beautiful and sweet little boy named Walter, and he is what baby dreams are made of…

Cheers to the next adventure, friends!