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Tristian // Class of 2018
Pius X High School // Lincoln, Nebraska


Mimi + Rob

Wedding // Lincoln, Nebraska

Such an absolutely beautiful and heartfelt day. And somehow, they have a marriage even more beautiful than their wedding day. These two will forever have a special place in our hearts.
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers: Kalah Outlaw-Williams
Dress: Mia’s Bridal & Tailoring
Hair: Sarah Adams
Location: Wick Alumni Center


Alyssa // Class of 2018
Northeast High School // Lincoln, Nebraska


Margaret + Kyle

Wedding // Lincoln, Nebraska

Capturing love is my absolute favorite and these two have so much of it for each other and their family.


The B Family

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, NE

Miss L is the sweetest little peanut there ever was.


Kayla + Jared // Wedding Photography
Lincoln, Nebraska

“I love you, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald


Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Maternity Photography

Quite possibly one of the sweetest families ever. So full of love, joy and excitement about the new baby! I left with multiple hugs, high-fives and an invite to come play from the littles. What a perfect evening!

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

One of my favorite things about lifestyle family photography sessions is the freedom it allows little ones to be themselves. Baby H had so much fun exploring during our photo session. Her sweet and curious personality really shows through. What a doll!

Wedding Photography // Nebraska

As I pulled out my pen for yet another bride and groom to sign the marriage license, I realized that I am so much more than just a photographer.

My clients invite me in on their most special day. They trust me to capture every precious moment of a day that will fly by in a blur of excitement and emotion.

Yes, I do document the details of their big day and a beautiful and honest way but I am lucky enough to be able to do so much more than that. I have sewn bridal gowns on the spot when something has gone array. I pinned numerous flowers on grooms and groomsmen when they were having a hard time. I have wiped the noses of countless little ring bearers and flower girls. I have buttoned, zipped and buckled more wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and high heels than I can count. I have provided a pen to sign the marriage license when others forgot.

Most of all, I have loved and encouraged my clients and friends on the most important day of their lives.

I am so incredibly lucky to bare witness to so much love!

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska
Harrison is one year old!!!

These smiles. These smiles are exactly why I do what I do every single day.

Fabiana & Ricardo were living a life of uncertainty. The school systems in Brazil were very dangerous to attend. The local community was full of crime and even with higher education degrees, it was incredibly hard to make ends meet.

They look a leap of faith and uprooted their family to find a better life. After an extensive amount of research on where might be the best location to raise a family, they sold everything they owned and immigrated to Nebraska.

Through tears, Fabiana told me how wonderful the people of Lincoln have been over the past few months. They have made friends, important connections and most of all, now have a safe place to raise their two children. She never imagined they would be so welcomed in a new location.

Nebraska truly is the good life. Lincoln is a better and brighter place having this amazing family as part of our community. We are so lucky.

{Thank you to the McLaughlin family for gifting this session to the Melvino family through the Be The Good project. Thank you to Lincoln Public Schools for connecting us.} CLICK HERE TO BE THE GOOD

Javona + Irvins // Engagement Photography
Omaha, Nebraska

“You have a place in my heart no one could ever have.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Every day I realize how lucky I am to be documenting so much LOVE in this world.These two have all the heart eyes for each other. Their wedding in September can’t come soon enough.

Collin // Class of 2017

Underwood High // Minden, Iowa

Proud Aunt Alert: This handsome young man made me an aunt. I still remember sitting in the junior high lunch room eating my pizza lunchable (delicious, am I am right?) telling my friends that I was going to become Auntie Em. An aunt at 14. Coolest. Thing. Ever.

This kid – young man – has the biggest heart, a singing voice that will knock your socks off and the sweetest smile that will crack through even when he’s trying to be so serious.

You have made your family so proud in so many ways. Keep working hard and most importantly of all, BELIEVE in yourself. You’re going big places, buddy and you are so loved.

Whitney + Shad // Lincoln, Nebraska

Engagement Photography

Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

Meet Baby ‘C’!

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby H – 9 Months Old

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska
The ‘W’ Family

“You’re my favorite thing about every day.”

Wedding Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Anna + Patrick

“Since I met him, my life has been like a movie and I am just watching. And it’s a very, very good movie.”

Wedding Photography // Estes Park, Colorado

We LOVE seeing our client’s custom artwork displayed!

Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

“You are the sweetest gift and I adore you. You are a bright young thing and the whole world is in front of you. Take things as they come and you will weather well. Go everywhere. Be brave and strong and free. Keep your eyes and ears and heart wide open. Look for the goodness all around you. And when you feel small in the great big world, be still. Think of your beautiful roots. They are deep and true and will allow you to stretch far. So go into the world and let your little light shine. And always remember you are loved and blessed and the littlest one that ever stole my heart.”

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Little Miss Ella might be the happiest baby I’ve ever met. What a sweetheart!

Engagement Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Who said YES to an extra special Valentine’s Day gift? Currently booking 2018 weddings.

Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Love, kisses and Valentine wishes!

Maternity Photography // Council Bluffs, Iowa
Baby C

“It’s that heart of gold & stardust soul that make you beautiful.” – R.M. Broderick

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The ‘G’ Family

“Our family is just the right mix of chaos and love.”

Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

He arrived 15 weeks early and totally surprised mom and dad. 2lbs 9.3oz of pure sweetness. We did his “newborn” photos when he was almost four months old. He loved snuggling up on mom and dad almost as much as they loved cuddling and cradling him. He was born in to true love and is absolutely perfect.

Wedding Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska
Kyle + Courtney

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Leo Christopher

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby Reece is about as cute as the come. What a little doll!

Lifestyle Family Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

Baby Miles looking as cute as ever in this beautiful canvas wall gallery.

Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

These two sweet brothers are going to have the absolute best time together.

Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Keeping those warm summer days close with these beautifully framed prints.

#midwestwinter #summerdreaming

Kym + Billy // Wedding Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The groom said it best. “You are the light of my life.”
And my heart melts!

Kym + Billy // Wedding Day // Lincoln, Nebraska

Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever;
in which every chapter is better than the one before. – C.S. Lewis

Caroline + Nathan // Wedding Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

Childhood sweethearts.

She planned her route to elementary school specifically to walk with him. He certainly didn’t mind. She practiced writing his name. He swept her off her feet. Neither of their smiles faded once the entire day. I can’t count the number of times I overheard them say how happy they were and how great the day was.

Their story is one of great love. Hallmark has nothing on these two.

Little Miss B Turns ONE!!!
Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, NE

The ‘F’ Family
Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, NE
Rory + Dexter
Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Ne

Shepherd Twins
Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Omaha, NE

Alyssa + Chris
Wedding Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska // Roca Berry Farm

Baby P // Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Kym + Billy // Engagement Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Miles – 6 Months // Lifestyle Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby Leland // Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Ali + Dex // Engagement Photography // Raymond, Nebraska

Baby Mack // Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby Berklee // Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Powers Family // Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Chelsea + Jake // Engagement Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

The Furrow Family // Lifestyle Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Andresen Family// Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Hoefer Family // Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Rhodes Family // Lifestyle Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Navarrette Family // Lifestyle Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Katie + Joey // Engagement Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Williams Family // Lifestyle Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby G // Lifestyle Newborn Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The Laws Family // Lifestyle Family Photography // Norfolk, Virginia

The Benne Family // Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

The ‘G’ Family // Lifestyle Family Photography // Nebraska

Sweet Addie // Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby R // Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

I could have snuggled her for days.

The Alderman Family // Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Dan + Anne // Engagement Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Baby L // Newborn Photography // Omaha, Nebraska

Baby B // Family Photography // Lincoln, Nebraska

Mommy & Me // Mini Sessions // Lincoln, Nebraska

Wedding Photography // Scott + Amy // Lincoln, Nebraska

Wedding + Reception: Chez Hay, Lincoln, Nebraska

Drink Catering: Zipline Brewing Co.

Music: Matt Eskra + Hilary Anne Saunders

Ring: Fred Witt Jewelers

Newborn Photography // Baby E. // Omaha, Nebraska

Senior Photography // Claire + Grace // Lincoln, Nebraska

There are worse things than a photo shoot with your best friend. They rocked the session and rocked their senior year. These two are going to move mountains. Class of 2015 // Arnold High School // Arnold, Nebraska

Newborn Photography // Baby C // Lincoln, Nebraska

Maternity Photography // Baby S. // Lincoln, Nebraska

Maternity Photography // The Craft House // Lincoln, NE

Mommy & Me // Lincoln, Nebraska

Maternity Session // Bellevue, Nebraska

The love this sweet soon-to-be mother has for her little one is palpable. I am so lucky to have shared in such a beautiful moment.


Third Birthday // Lincoln, Nebraska

This little man turned three. I was lucky enough to spend the whole day with him.


Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions // Lincoln, Nebraka


The month of love and my favorite holiday. We had a blast with the Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions.