Thursday, May 16, 2019

Michele & Michael | Asbury Park Engagement

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I met Michele in a cute coffee shop and we talked about her beautiful wedding details over large mugs of frothy double chocolate cappuccinos with marshmallows floating to the rim. 

She told me they had been dating for about 9 years before Michael proposed, and they had known each other since elementary school. One day when she least expected it, she came home from work and Michael prepared the words "Will you marry me?" starting from the outside parking lot all the way inside. Michele couldn't believe it, he really surprised her! One of their favorite things to do together is going to concerts. 

We walked around Asbury Park, ran around on the sand as we soaked our feet in the cool water (well I totally got drenched!), and enjoyed the breeze. Michele and Michael, you are absolutely stunning... I'm so excited for your beach wedding next year! Here are my favorites from their engagement session. 

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

For My Mamma

The most powerful way to teach a daughter how to enjoy life is to let her see her mother do the same. - Meg Meeker
Mother's Day is only once a year, but truthfully it should be celebrated every day.

When I tell you that I need my mom more than you think... believe me I'm not sure what I would do without her.

The other day I was walking to my car when I noticed the scariest wasp, I think I saw the stinger first... buzzing along RIGHT BY MY DOOR.

So I freak out. I pace back and forth. I enter through the passenger side of my car, but then I hear the terrifying, humming sound... coming from INSIDE. It was stuck in the crack of the door.

I jump over the passenger seat, open the door and get out. What do I do now? I call my mom, of course.

She tells me to grab a jacket, open the door and when it comes out quickly smack it out of the way with the jacket.

Why couldn't I think of that? Case in point... I need my Mamma.

I thank the Lord all the time when I talk to Him about her, that He gave me such a loving, strong, dedicated, fearless, and God-fearing woman as a mother and role model.


My Mother always knows just what to say, and what to do. Even when I feel a certain way, she softly tells me I'm wrong and then tells me the right thing God would want me to do.

And for that... I could never thank the Lord enough for giving her to me.

Mamma, for the times you pray with me, tell me I'm wrong and guide me in what God says is right, for the times you put everyone else first, for smiling when I know you are sad, and for giving me the strength to battle wasps so I can come home... thank you.

I've seen you love life every day with your contagious laughs and radiating beauty. You've overcome every battle with the Lord's strength. 


You are and always will be the woman I desire to be like most. The Proverbs 31 woman that the Lord speaks of. There will never be another one like you.

I love you... Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mothers who work endlessly and love unconditionally. You have one of the hardest jobs in the world... never forget what a blessing you are to your little ones. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Little Ones | Joseph Liam

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I truly am in awe when I step back and think about what I get to do as work. That clients and friends would invite me into their most beautiful parts of their story to be there with them to celebrate and document their lives.

About one month ago, I photographed Katrina and Michael's maternity session and they talked about how excited they were to meet little baby Joseph. What would he look like? Blue eyes or brown? No doubt that he would grow up to love riding motorcycles like his daddy and love munching on his mommy's sweet treats. 

And then sooner than expected, baby Joseph made his appearance. I gushed as soon as I walked up to the room where Katrina was with this little love. Small little fingers that wrapped around his bottle, wide eyes that stared at his mommy as she fed him. 

I have loved every season photographing Katrina and Michael since their engagement. And now I get to continue their story with this beautiful little addition to their growing family! Below are my favorites from their sweet at home nursery session. 

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