My eyes have led me down a path I never thought I would take. Although holding on to memories has always been important to me, I haven’t dreamed of being a photographer my whole life. I have, however, dreamed of keeping my kids small and my vacations alive. I have wished to stop time, to hold on to the moment, to bottle up my kids cute faces or the silly things they wear. To some extent, photography allows me to do just that. It has opened my eyes to a previously undiscovered world. It has allowed me to see the world around me with a deeper appreciation. I am constantly aware of the extraordinary among the ordinary and the beauty in the mundane. I don't see pictures. I see stories ... with both my eyes and my heart. I am a wordless storyteller. Thanks for joining me here.

Michael + Rachel = 4ever [Engaged]

What fun it was for me to walk around and get to know these two a little bit better. Not only can Rachel say the alphabet backwards in seriously less than a few seconds, she is so sweet and kind. And Michael, a former college "rapper" and current teacher and worship leader, is surprisingly reserved and sweet himself. Here are a few shots from our time together.

I called these two one sunny morning in December and asked them spur of the moment if they wanted to grab a few shots as it was going to be warm and sunny. Not only did they get ready in a few hours, they went out and made these frame for save the dates - matching their wedding colors! Pretty creative I thought! Looking forward to 5.11.13. :)