Las Vegas Photographer | Courtney~ Graduate 2017

August 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This beautiful young lady has been a part of our family for her entire life, we have had the pleasure of watching her grow into an incredibly beautiful, kind, smart, and talented young lady. I was so excited when she wanted me to photograph her senior session! She chose Lake Las Vegas as her location and it was perfect for her style and personality. Courtney graduated from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts as a dance major and will be attending University of Nevada Reno. I can't wait to see what this life holds for her and watch her soar!

Here are some of my favorites from our session together:

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My Iceland Adventure - Travel Photography

August 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I have been drying to share images from my amazing trip to Iceland in late March-early April and as the story of my life goes, I am perpetually behind on blog posts. Iceland has long been on my bucket list (pretty long list, by the way) of places I have been dying to visit. I have long been fascinated by the Northern Lights and have always dreamed of seeing them in person. Iceland's raw beauty and remote locations have long called to me. When my friend Stephanie shared the same dreams in a casual conversation at work, we vowed to do it together. As we planned, we were lucky enough to have three other friends gladly jump on board with us! I was fortunate enough to have traveled with each of the 4 of the other women on various trips, but some of them were meeting each other for the first time.

The trip turned out amazing, and Iceland surpassed all expectations on so many levels. It's beauty was even more raw than I imaged. We rented a car and spent 5 days touring the lower half of the island. My only regret is not staying longer and seeing the whole island. The locals were incredibly inviting and friendly.

By night 3 I was becoming increasingly worried we wouldn't see the Northern Lights. We traveled during this particular time of year because it was the tail end of the season to best view them, and our first three nights just had too much cloud cover, despite our best efforts to escape the city lights of Reykjavik. We finally hired a local to help us find them when we saw the odds were great for this particular night. I still get a bit breathless when I relive that moment. I had tears in my eyes as I watched them dance through the night sky, constantly moving and changing as we watched them in awe and wonder. We spent nearly two hours watching them dance through the night sky.

Here are some of my favorites from our trip (warning in that there are a ton! ). Thanks for looking!

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24 Frames: A Filming Project~ July- Free Choice: Lensbaby

August 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I am so happy to have found this project developed by some incredibly talented and inspiring photographers over on the Clickin' Moms forum. I have belonged to this amazing forum since 2010 and have to say it is the place I have learned and grown the most. The friendships that have developed out of it, and the incredible wealth of information to be found there continually amazes me. Be sure to follow the blog circle around to enjoy the amazing talent to be found here. I will begin with Celeste Pavlic, she is an incredible photographer and every single month she nails our themes. I completely adore her work!

The name of our project is 24 frames: A Filming Project. Each month we have a topic and seeing the growth just through this project in my own work, and bar that these ladies raise each month is just incredible. It is inspiring to see the different takes and creativity by each photographer through their take on theme.

This month's theme is Free Choice. I adore Lensbaby lenses and the unique you are able to obtain with them. This month I shot mostly with my Lensbaby Edge50 while visiting my sister in Montana. I just adore my sister and it had been way too long since we had our sister time in her beautiful home of Missoula.

Thanks for looking!

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24 Frames: A Filming Project- July- Free Choice

Las Vegas High School Senior Photographer | Jenna

July 26, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I have known Jenna for years, she grew up alongside my youngest daughter and I have had the pleasure of photographing both her and her family over the years. They were some of the first clients to hire me when I started my business here in Las Vegas, and I so appreciate their trust and confidence in me, and for sticking with me through price increases and changes within my business.

Jenna is incredibly beautiful, talented, and smart. She graduated from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this year as Valedictorian and will go on to NYU to pursue a career in acting. I can't wait to see her life unfold and have no doubt she will succeed at whatever lies before her.

Jenna chose Floyd Lamb State Park as her location and as luck would have it, it turned out to be a ridiculously windy day. We kept forward with hair and make up by the incredibly talented Lindsey Dimmick here in Las Vegas and then just hoped and prayed we would get a little reprieve in gusts and we did, thank goodness! We still fought the wind some and it roared it's ugly head at the end of her session, but it turned out incredibly beautiful despite that! Here are some of my favorites from Jenna's Senior Session. 

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Las Vegas High School Senior Photographer | Lexie

July 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful high school senior a few years ago before she really entered into the world of pageants here in Las Vegas. It has been wonderful to see her excel and all that she has done over the last few years. She is incredibly gorgeous and went on to become Miss Teen Nevada United States 2016!

Lexie has spent lots of time in front of the camera and on stage and has the most incredible images, but for her senior session she wanted something more casual and urban. We communicated ahead of time about what types of poses and settings she wanted and I think they turned out so great. Here are some of my favorites from our session together:

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