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Let’s see if I can put this into words. This last Friday was my second year photographing Night to Shine. All over the World, The Tim Tebow foundation sponsored a Prom Night for people with special needs. They arrive in a limo, they walk a red carpet and are crowned Prom King and Queen by […]

Night To Shine 2017

Joining Wipa. I love this group and am so thankful to be a part of it. It’s just all too much. I love it. Making friends through the Amburgey Shoots. Katrina and Blake moved to AZ this year and have put together styled shoots for photographers in the valley. It’s such a great environment to […]

Twenty Sixteen Highlights

Guess what? Today is a year since I started blogging! Well, not a year, but 52 Mondays. So yes, a year of Monday blogs. Have a slice of cake with me , won’t you? I was reading back a bit and I notice that I talk about failure a lot. Denise is to failure posts […]


For years the question I couldn’t answer as a photographer was “What sets you apart from everyone else?” It plagued me…. I made a list: I take beautiful images I treat their wedding as I would my own My passion for photography My commitment to reply to clients as quickly as possible, day or night […]

What Sets you Apart?

It’s that moment I’ve always dreaded. The moment where you have to choose. One or the other. You know what I mean? I’m sure you do, we’ve all been there. And the hardest for me is to make a choice as an artist or as a business owner. I have the heart of a photographer […]

The Choice of Film

Apart from a styled shoot tomorrow, my wedding season has officially ended! Currently in Arizona, it is 100 degrees and inside is the place to be! I’m a firm believer that creativity isn’t a God given talent, but rather a habit. So while my camera isn’t getting as much use through the hotter months, I […]

Staying Creative

This weekend I threw a terrarium party for my friend Michelle and I couldn’t help but photograph and share it. So this week, I’m doing two things I rarely do: I am writing a personal post and narrating as I go.  Which I’m sure is way more exciting for me than it is for you! […]

I had a Terrarium Party

In the world of wedding photography, you hear photographers talk a lot about their “ideal client”, or their “target bride”.  As a girl who sits there saying “Um, I just want to take pretty photos of couples….” , the term “Target Market” isn’t exactly a subject I jump to join in on. But business seeks […]

You’re Okay, I Guess

Maybe I should start by being honest. I’ve been sitting here at the computer staring at a blank screen for 20 minutes, trying to figure out what to write. Because when you photograph an event that is so incredible that it knocks you off your feet, you’re at a complete loss for words. Last weekend, […]

Night To Shine 2016

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