William & Heather Wedding

March 23rd, 2010

He will be missed…..

March 17th, 2010

I have always been fortunate enough to travel the country. Some of my fondest memories came from my summers spent in New Jersey visiting my family. They lived right on the ocean, just south of Sandy Hook. My uncle was a sailor. He had a small boat that we would take out to sea. We would visit the Statue of Liberty and swim with the sharks. (Well, I always visualized sharks, lots of them, surrounding the boat. Ok, I never swam in the ocean….). Well of course with time, life happens and my sea fairing family sold the boat and moved to Las Vegas.

As life happened there, my uncle…. my favorite uncle, who even at the age of 27 gave me butterflies of excitement in my tummy when I was going to see him, passed away. This was a huge blow to the family. He was a great man, and will always be remembered and heart-breakingly missed.

After some time, my entire small but mighty family, headed back east to celebrate the man who brought much love, laughter and joy to our family. His ashes rest on the finish line at Mamouth Park Race Track. We celebrated his life the way he would have wanted us to, at the track, then off to Bahr’s…. the best sea food restaurant in all of New Jersey.

Some Giggles in the Park!

March 2nd, 2010

Some of my favorite moments when photographing is when kids are just being sisters. This session was a lot of fun. The girls like posing for me, and when we weren’t working, we were playing!

Chris and Alicia Wedding Album

March 2nd, 2010

Christmas In Las Vegas!

March 1st, 2010

My mother moved to Las Vegas back in 2003 after my father passed away. Although holidays are still sometimes hard without dad around, it still is fun to celebrate the holidays with family in Las Vegas. These are a few of my favorite pictures from Christmas 2009.

Welding at Kishwaukee College

February 24th, 2010

While I was doing my Marketing Internship at Kishwaukee College I was able to photograph different aspect of the college. One of my favorite sessions was when I captured images from the welding class. It was fun to watch the students mark sparks and weld metal together. Here are a few of my favorite! They can also be seen on the Kishwaukee College website. www.kishwaukeecollege.edu.

Collection of Family Photos!

February 24th, 2010

Kohler, WI

February 23rd, 2010

When it comes to remodeling bathrooms, the only place to go (besides Home Depot) is the Kohler Museum. What a hoot! Who would of thought, that toilets and faucets can take up a whole day of ‘oooohing’ and ‘awwwing’. I even included some self portraits with my wonderful travel buddy…. my awesome hubby Steve~

Collection of Engagement Photos!

February 23rd, 2010

From the begining years….

February 23rd, 2010

For the past several months, I have been going through old client files. To some degree, it feels like I’m going through a time capsule. Its fun to look at negatives and say “She had such a beautiful dress!” or “This groom had me in stitches… he was funny!” Some of memories even include thinking about how awesome the cake was at the reception! But what I found to be interesting, a common theme with each negative I looked at, was the fact that I really miss all my past Brides & Grooms. I spend one of the most important days of their lives with them. Sometimes I am lucky to photograph them as their families grow, but often enough they go on to live their lives, and I continue meeting new clients. Well, what I take from that is, every day I spend with a bride and groom is just as important and meaningful to me as it is for them, and I am so happy to be a part of it.