Kennedy + Jarrett's Romantic Proposal

I met Kennedy through my photo shoots for Roots Boutique earlier this year, and every time she talked about her boyfriend, Jarrett, her face just lit up (she clearly loves him so much!). They'd been dating for several years at this point, and everyone knew it was just a matter of time when they would get engaged.

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I Used to Be a Terrible Photographer

Sometimes I get so frustrated with my photography. I’ll scroll through Instagram and see photo after photo from photographers who I deeply admire, then immediately start comparing my work to theirs. We are always our worst critic, so I’m sure you can imagine that the whole comparison thing doesn’t really make me feel too good about my work. I think it’s a really great thing to find inspiration in other photographers’ work, but we seem to forget that they once were beginners. They once took horrible photos or put an ugly preset on a photo or couldn’t quite master focusing.

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10 Tips for Preparing for Your Senior Session

As I was in the midst of senior photo season this past spring semester (a.k.a. the most hectic time of the year), I thought back to my (high school) senior photos. While most of the girls I photograph around this time of year are 4 years older than I was back then and were graduating from college instead of high school, the process is still a pretty stressful one. How do you know what outfits to wear? What all do you need to bring with you? How do you communicate what you're wanting from your photographer?

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Don't Let the Darkness Silence You

I wrote this post my freshman year of college when I was in the midst of a season of pretty severe anxiety. Since I published it on my old blog which doesn't get used very often, I thought I would move it over to this site. It's still so relevant, and I still need to be reminded of the things God was teaching me back then.

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Victory in Christ

I have absolutely loved my time so far in college, but I must say, it’s brought some not-so-positive characteristics of mine to the surface. Characteristics that weren’t so noticeable in high school have been intensified in college, probably brought on by the lack of sleep and way too much caffeine. I sometimes find myself impatient, judgmental, apathetic to the struggles of others, and many other things I don’t want to admit. God in his grace reveals those things to me, leading me to repentance, but I’m still not proud of those ugly parts of my heart.

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Papo | A Photo Story

About a month ago, my photography professor assigned us a project based on the New York Times' "One in 8 Million" series. He encouraged us to find someone with an interesting story to tell, photograph them, interview them, then put it all together into a short video. 

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