Immediately following her family photo session, Claire got spruced up for her big cake smash. Dressed only in an adorably cute pink tutu and a feathery pink bow, we were all excited to see how little Claire would react to her first bite! Being a dainty little darling girl, she didn't disappoint us when she carefully caressed the rose shaped icing while meticulously allowing it to enter her mouth. At one point we all thought she would dig right into the cake and eat it like a doggie (as her brother described...

When it came time to shoot the K Family photo session, the day couldn't be more perfect. We had been planning this session for months and with me being in between Cincinnati and St. Louis, it was slightly nerve-wracking not knowing how the weather would be come picture day. But alas, the day came and the weather was absolute perfection! In fact, EVERYTHING was perfect! I am not holding back when I say that this family was a joy to work with! Immediately, everyone made me feel welcome to be at their...

At the beginning of the year, I put an ad in the bulletin at my church. Not 2 months later and this engaged couple contacted me for wedding services. I was ecstatic not only because people were recognizing my ad, but that I could start serving people from my parish! When I met this lovely couple, I could instantly read the love they have for each other of their faces. Sometimes, you can just FEEL how much people love each other and it was apparent even more when we met for their...

When it comes time to photograph my own children, I always have second thoughts and apprehensions about even coming close to get one or two good shots, let alone a handful. I will truthfully say that when it comes time for me to take pictures of my own kids, I come home frustrated and in tears that it didn't go as I had envisioned. This session was different though. I needed a fresh session for a mentoring class I was getting ready to record so I had to buckle down and really focus....

I was lucky enough to be in town for Miss Savannah's 1 year Birthday session & cake smash! I had been honored to take her baby bump photos and newborn photos, so to say I was excited about her cake smash session would be an understatement! As soon as Miss Savannah saw me, she reached out her sweet little baby arms to me and let me hold her for a good 10 minutes. 10 minutes of pure heaven. 10 minutes of sweet baby talk, snuggles, and baby squish wrapped around my hip. I...