Red Rock Canyon

This year I found myself spending 12 days in December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Desperately needing the fresh air and sunshine, I bought myself an annual pass and went to Red Rock twice all by myself. Looking forward to spending many more days in 2018 there exploring and doing more photography; would love to get a couple more hiking trails under my belt too. This place is truly amazing.

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Adventure is not outside man; it is within. – George Eliot

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CENTRAL LIVE {Live Album Recording}

So after 15 years of doing what God called them to do, CENTRAL LIVE┬áBand from Central Church in Henderson, NV recorded their first LIVE album with Original Songs last night!! It was amazing night of worship. The house was packed and I loved seeing how passionate the people were. The culture is Vegas is different than anything I’ve ever seen and I love the energy, diversity, and vulnerability people have when they worship. The album is set to drop on November 3rd, 2017 and I pray God will use these songs and lyrics to shake and change the world! And I’m a humbled and blessed Momma cuz I have two kids (Chloe+Christian) on this team and my heart is super tender when I think of how God is using everything He poured into them to further His Kingdom. Beyond thankful.
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30

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We are what we worship.

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Mary Clark {Maternity}

Mary and David are expecting their first baby! What makes this maternity session extra special is that I was also the photographer at their wedding six years ago. Since then, they’ve become dear friends and I’m thankful they are in my life! And this maternity shoot is near and dear to my heart because I’m a Chicago-based photographer, and yet, I got to do the whole session on the ocean…at a beach I’ve never been to before! And because of the trust I have with Mary, these words rolled out of my mouth, “Bring your bikini!” and to my surprise, she replied, “It’s already in the car!” LOVE these guys to pieces and these incredible images will remain in my heart and soul FORVER!

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Until one becomes a mother, no one can ever tell you what it will feel like to love someone else so deeply and profoundly that you will rejoice when they rejoice, ache when they ache, feel what they feel…even without ever speaking a word. ~ Jennifer Quinn

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Hawaii {Hale Koa}

Being with Christian and Chloe in Hawaii is such a dream! Having fun with them and taking photos of them is therapeutic for my momma’s heart. Love these two so much and they are definitely a match made in heaven!

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Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live? ~ Walt Whitman

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