the journal

A place for sharing stories and joy

There probably is not another point in the past 95 years that humanity has spent as much cumulative time at home during a nine month period. And while I have certainly experienced my fair share of cabin fever, it has sparked in me a new appreciation for our home itself and what it represents. In […]

These days if you are anything like us you may be spending a lot of time binge watching The Great British Baking Show. After all, with what seems to be a nationwide flour shortage, baking seems to be on everyone’s mind. All of the spoon fulls of sugar of late got me thinking that it […]

Photographing Georgie + Bryce and their adorable son Grayson was the best! They kicked off our 2020 wedding season on February 8th and we couldn’t have been happier to start the season with them. The new Mr. & Mrs. Whisman chose UMSL Provincial House Chapel for their ceremony and Piazza Messina for their reception venue […]

Working with all of our clients this year has filled us with so much gratitude. Looking back over all the weddings and sessions we have done, seeing all of the moments that we have documented, brings the biggest smile to my face. This year has been a busy one and I wanted to take some […]

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus I couldn’t agree more! Fall is my absolute favorite and I have been trying to soak in these chilly colorful days as much as possible. As we approach the holidays and we lose more and more leaves, I wanted to take […]

Working with Sonya + Artie for their wedding day was such such a privilege. Sonya + Artie are the definition of #couplegoals! They have such a tenderness for each other, and had the loveliest summer wedding day with those dearest to them I love that they included the Norwegian wedding cake tradition during their reception! […]

Nestled in Hermann, MO you will find a beautiful venue tucked away, Little Piney Lodge! It is the perfect little getaway spot to celebrate your union with friends and family. We have been looking forward to Lindsay + Robby’s big day there for quite some time and their celebration did not disappoint! But first we […]

Welcome to the world baby Phineas! Our friends Adam and Courtney are so excited about the arrival of their son, and big sister Vivi is already excelling in her new role! I was thrilled that I had the chance to meet this handsome little fella last week and photograph his newborn session. Those first few […]

There really is nothing better than witnessing a good friend meeting the love of their life. I have known Sarah since college and I am so glad that she found Ben, they are just perfect together! When Sarah first told us about Ben I could tell that there was something really special going on and […]

Hard to believe that it has been almost three years since Daniel and I traveled to Italy. It had been a long time dream of mine and it was everything that I hoped it would be. With my Italian heritage I felt right at home and fully embraced “the dolce vita”, taking in all of […]

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