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The moment I met with Amy and Elizabeth at Taylor Road Cabin in Hamburg, Ny I knew they were made for each other. The amount of silliness and laughter between the two of them made my heart melt. These two are the couple that everyone wants to be! I mean, how can you not smile […]

After several reschdules due to many different reasons, including Covid, Katie and her boys finally got in front of my camera! It was worth the wait! After meeting at the Hamburg Tree park, we headed over to their home. They just recently purchased their home and wanted to incorporate it in their session. I am […]

I may be bias because this guy is my cousin but, this session is amazing! Keith and Brittany are literally the perfect couple. I can’t even take it. Hoyt Lake is a perfect place for a portrait session. Willow trees, an old tunnel and a walk up lake. What else could be better? Their 2021 […]

Here is an example of pure craziness and love! Amber and Carrie took me on an adventure just outside of Amber’s hometown. It was one of the hottest days this summer. There were bugs, blood and dewey faces during their session but they rolled with the punches. I’m not sure that any other family could […]

It is safe to say that I REALLY love the Botanical Gardens! I grew up down the road from the gardens and it has been one of my go to locations for portraits for years. Angelina and Sean were along for the ride with me during their engagement session. These two are so full of […]

Im sure I have said it before and I will say it again and again but, I really love senior portrait sessions! Olivia and her mom spent the evening with me at Botanical Gardens and I don’t think it could have gone any better! The light, the location and Olivia were just perfect! Senior portrait […]

You know, things just sometimes don’t go to plan. These two just didn’t let anything get in their way for their wedding day, not Covid and especially not the mosquitos! Jeanette and Brian were married along side a handful of their family and friends in the woods behind their home. A small linen covered table […]

When a client asks you to travel to Allegheny State Park for their engagement session you reply “date and time!” You hop in your car and you go! Not only is Allegheny State Park a huge part of Elizabeth and Dave’s life, it’s mine too. It was a no brainer to take the trip to […]

What better way to start your life with someone than an adventure engagement session!? Jessica and Madison took me on a long hike walking the 18 Mile Creek last summer and it is one of my favorite engagement sessions to date. We made our way along the creek and ended up at the bottom of […]

A few years ago Shana and her husband, Marcus, reached out to me to photograph their growing family. Shana was pregnant with twins!!! Fast forward a VERY quick year and their family of three was a family of 5! Their home is filled with glorious chaos these days! I know this because when I finished […]