the journal

A place for sharing stories and joy

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 […]

While it still feels very wintry outside, I wanted to take a look back at Jennie + Dave’s festive December 22nd wedding day! I share their love for the holidays and was over the moon when they chose us to photograph their love story. Even for their engagement session Jennie brought along a string of […]

Emily + Brian are two people that you can not help but instantly love. From Emily’s adorable nose crinkle as she smiles and laughs, to Brian’s easygoing and kind demeanor – they are a natural fit. There was so much to love about their wedding day. They planned a very intentional day centered around their […]

I always love when our couples choose a sentimental spot for their engagement session. Kate + Brian spent a lot of time in Forest Park during grad school and not only had their first date at The Scottish Arms, but also got engaged there! Incorporating both locations was a no-brainer for them. Kate and Brian no longer live in […]

Life is full of the unexpected. I am a big believer that one of the best indicators of having a successful marriage, is how you face life’s challenges as a couple. During the wedding planning process, I always tell couples that despite the best planning, its always possible that something small may go wrong and the thing to always remember […]

Fall and winter are definitely my thing.The festivity of the holidays, winter sunsets, hot chocolate, snuggling under mounds of blankets – I love it all!  However, I must admit, on mornings when you wake up to temperatures in the 20s, making it difficult to climb out of bed, its nice to think back to warmer times. […]

Recently, I was doing some reorganizing in my closet and stumbled upon the first camera that I ever bought. I tried to sell it once, but I am really glad that didn’t work out. It serves as a fun reminder of the beginnings of my love for photography. So today I thought it would be fun […]

With so many wonderful venues and locations to choose from, wedding planning can be overwhelming to say the least. Initially, Emily + Tyler were planning their special day here in St. Louis, but as time went on they came to find they were more of a low-key mountain couple. Even during our first meeting they mentioned […]

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