central park proposal!

kirby set up a surprise weekend in NYC for megan, including this dress she’d been wanting, and a photoshoot to capture their time together. mid-shoot, he dropped down on his knee and proposed! proposals are so sweet. proposals that are caught on camera, are extra sweet:)

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sam & ryan's nyc cookie quest

i always love meeting up with these two beauties. sam & ryan finished their great nyc cookie quest at one of my favorite spots, dangerously close to my place, and we added a few film photos to celebrate all that sugar.

more of their cookie tour here.

if you’re in nyc, let me know. we’ll grab cookies. and get photos while we’re at it;)

***while i predominantly shoot digital, i love to shoot film as well- contact me & well chat!

parisians...

jake & haley + their beautiful kids after a soccer game near their home in paris.

we were neighbors in salt lake, and, similar to us, they gave up their suburban space for a tiny city apartment. catching up and talking groceries, transportation, city nuances and more made my heart just burst with joy for their beautiful family and parisian adventure. loved catching up, guys. until next time!

au revoir!

lejdja & her family in brooklyn...

lejdja, her husband, and her sweet little man were joined by some of lejdja's family for our shoot in brooklyn. the pictures (and being with them that day) sent my mind spiraling back to my childhood. i said this on instagram, but i just felt my mind flood with memories of my grandpa. of my grandparents. family relationships. uniqueness of our individual circumstances. the bonds we share. and the stories pictures can tell if we use our lens (like our eyes) to just observe and capture...

bourne family: from holland to brooklyn

trust me when i say that pictures are the best souvenir ever! it could be the pregnancy hormones, but man, this shoot just made every part of me tingly with joy and love and excitement. whether you're living in the city or visiting the city, i want to capture it all- let's meet up!! i also want to add that one of the best parts of these sessions together is that the pressure is off. no holiday card obligations. no perfect outfit searches. no forced poses or meaningless locations. it's about your family- your time, your interactions, your reactions, and your experiences together. it's FUN.

yana & her family were visiting nyc from holland, and i was thrilled when they reached out and asked to meet up in brooklyn, letting me tag along as they experienced a little part of new york city. clearly, they're BEAUTIFUL, but my gosh, they were the absolute kindest, most loving, genuine family. complimentary and gentle, and incredibly hilarious (in both their interactions with each other and with me).

here's a bit from our tour-o-dumbo + the brooklyn bridge just before dusk on a beautiful almost-spring eve...

lizzie & her boys at the met

before i met lizzie earlier this summer, all i heard about her and her family were the best of things- the highest of compliments, and sincerest of praises.

all that talk was 100% accurate.

lizzie is kind and generous and giving. she's warm and polite and happy. she's the quintessential east coast girl. she's a tender and doting mom. she's an amazing person. i was over the moon when lizzie asked me to take pictures of her and her boys at the met- a place that is incredibly sentimental to her. it was a perfect morning- i followed her around and listened as she talked and taught and played with her boys. we explored and meandered all around the met, and then we sat on the steps and chatted while they boys ate a pretzel and hot dog. it was literally perfect, and probably the most amazing way to see this slice of new york city.

if you're in the city and you want a spot captured that is special to you, let me know