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robinson maternity



How sweet it is to capture a couple who love each other and are over-joyed to be expecting their first child. This session was so fun.We had great weather, and a beautiful location. Stephanie and Joey, you guys are so sweet and were such a joy to photograph! I’m so excited for you guys, and can’t wait to meet Alana!

*p.s. I’m glad you have such a cool cousin!! Love you, Kell!






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herlene + sean

This photo shoot was so much fun! It was more like getting to be a bystander, observing and documenting the love of a mother and son, and the fun they share together. Herlene is one of the coolest chicks you could meet, and her son, Sean, is one of the sweetest, kind-hearted boys ever! Herlene and Sean, you two are a blast! Thanks for giving me so many laughs and being so fun to photograph.


Sean has mad jazz dancing skills that his mother wasn’t even aware of until he busted out his moves for the camera!!

The last outfit change definitely brought the most fun- complete with light saber!!

What a better way to end the session than w/ rice crispy treats covered in icing and sprinkles! If you know me, you know I love rice crispy treats, so this was definitely a perfect way to end a fun evening! 🙂

Covered in pollen and sprinkles… you know we had fun 😉


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carson bell

I have bee so excited to meet this little guy!! Check out his cuteness!!!

John and Niki are such a rad couple, and I love getting to be their photographer! Our friendship started as a meeting at Panera one night to discuss the details of their wedding. As one of the Poiema gals, I got to shoot their wedding reception two years ago. Then last fall, Niki contacted me with the exciting news that she was pregnant! So, I got to take maternity pics for them, and this week I got to capture their sweet little bundle of joy! John and Niki, thanks for letting me capture your story! I’ve loved being a part of it. Carson is SO precious!!!


Gotta love the Beetles!!! 🙂

This biscuit bowl was given to John and Niki at their wedding reception, passed down by their parents with instructions to make some biscuits! So, here’s there little biscuit!!  😉

This was John’s baby blanket that his grandmother made for him. Love it!

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bell + luehrmann families

What a joy it was to photograph this precious family! There is something special about capturing larger families, especially when they’ve come from far away to be together. The Bell + Luehrmann families were together for the holidays, and I could tell it was such a special time for them as a family. I am thankful for this family because they reflect the love of God and the joy of serving him with their lives. And their kids are so cute and so much fun! 🙂

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wilkerson family: joey + randi + jayden

The Wilkersons are such a sweet family. What started as an acquaintance with the girl who worked at my bank, turned into a dear friendship! It was such a joy to capture their family and the love they have for each other. Joey is in the army, and we were able to take these photos while he was home with his family for the holidays. He is preparing to deploy to afghanistan. I can’t imagine what Joey and Randi are going through as they prepare for this separation. I know that it is the most difficult thing either of them have ever done. I have so much respect for Joey, and am so thankful for his bravery and willingness to serve our country. And I am in awe at Randi’s ability to keep pressing on while he is away. Randi, I am so thankful for your friendship! You guys are in my prayers as you face this very difficult season in life. I pray that you and Joey will both know the nearness, grace, and peace of our God strengthening you to endure and to live for Him. I am so thankful that you have sweet Jayden to bring so much joy to your life!

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socas: carlos + madai + josh + hannah + avery

The Socas are one of the highlights of my year! This is the third year I’ve been able to capture this wonderful family. They are such a fun and loving family, full of laughter and joy. They are a wonderful example of a godly family. Carols and Madai lead our Hispanic ministry at our church, and Carlos is now part of our church leadership as one of our elders. Carlos and Madai, we love you guys and are so thankful for your lives and your ministry… and we love your kids! 🙂

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lanfords: eric + debbie + noah + baby cooper

I love getting to take family pics of my dearest friends!  and the Lanford’s are definitely that! We had such a blast taking these pics this fall, and we had such a beautiful setting too! Noah was tons of fun, as he always is. He’s my little buddy! I’m so excited there’s a new little Lanford boy on the way! Eric and Debbie, I love you guys and am so blessed by your friendship! and can’t wait to meet sweet Cooper! 😉

Noah is a bit obsessed w/ pumpkins this year!

I’m sure this sadness had something to do w/ the absence of pumpkins!

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