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Welcome to my blog!
I photograph...

because a memory should never be lost.
because love is all we need.
because today will be gone tomorrow.


I confess I do love working with these tiny ones, and Sammy was such a sweet boy, cuddly and sleepy! :) Enjoy....

LOVE this hat from Itty Knits
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And here are a couple of my own making, which are currently for sale :)
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Big sister Katelyn is such a sweetie, just had to grab a few. She was so delightful!
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Katelyn arranged her ducks to be photographed all on her own, how could I refuse? ;)
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Thanks to mom and dad for letting me capture your little ones, I hope you love them!

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Mike Morby says:

Your photos are the best!!!

(08.06.11 @ 09:40 PM)
Trae Bohlen Devoted Knits says:

what precious moments you captured. I love how you capture those little moments and make them last forever. *sigh*

(08.29.11 @ 09:19 AM)
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In April I drove to NJ to attend the famous Cliff Mautner's  lighting boot camp. I was so excited to go and get my learn on, and I was not disappointed! I won't go into too much detail, but the workshop was all about seeing light in a different way. Cliff is an amazingly patient and intelligent instructor, I would highly recommend this workshop to any photographer who wants to learn more about light Cliff's way!

I made a few friendships from the workshop and feel so blessed in my profession! It was great to meet so many other photographers and to continue our relationships. :)

Here are a few of my favorite images from the workshop. This was a styled shoot, and these are professional models. Enjoy!


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A big thank you to all the lovely models, you were all so wonderful to work with!
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Dayna Mager says:

wow girl these are all stunning! Would love to go together to a conference sometime! I've been looking for more of them in the area, or traveling is fun! : )

(07.18.11 @ 07:13 PM)
Korrie J says:

Love your work! It amazes me every time!

(07.20.11 @ 03:24 PM)
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My sweet little niece Emma is now 6 months old! I can hardly believe she used to be this small. I had such a lovely time capturing her during this very fun stage. I love the "can't keep anything out of my mouth" bit. :) Enjoy!

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Emma, please do not grow up too fast, but I AM excited about your next stages in life. :)
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Trae Bohlen Devoted Knits says:

She is such a cute little doll. lovely captures

(07.12.11 @ 08:50 PM)
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Loved this wedding at the University of Michigan Botanical Gardens! It was such a lovely and sunny day...

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These are professional flower girls folks, haha! Loved these sweet hearts and working with them was a dream!

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And this sweet angel... need I say more?

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Heather was simply glowing all day!

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You can view their slide show here. Congratulations Heather and Mike!
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Heather Arthur says:

Thank you so much Rachel!!!
You did an amazing job of capturing the memories of the wonderful day :)

(07.08.11 @ 12:50 AM)
Trae Bohlen Devoted Knits says:

You have a wonderful ability. I adore my wedding photos - my photographer was/is amazing - but these photos made me jealous! I wish I had known you when... I was teary eyed over these, you captured Heather and Mike's joy so perfectly. Bringing emotion to life in a captured moment of photography is such a wonderful gift. Im gushing I know -but I am so proud to know you and have you as a friend so I can recommend you!

(07.12.11 @ 08:48 PM)
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So excited to share this day with Erin and Steve at Waldon Woods. Such a gorgeous venue! Erin and Steve were married in Jamaica a month prior, but I was so delighted to capture their reception for friends and family at home. Good thing they had a beach ceremony, the 24th of June is SUPPOSED to be warm!! Soooooo cold we had the heat on in the car and poor Erin's teeth were chattering. I want to thank them both for cooperating through the photos. :) 

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Erin and Steve, congratulations on your marriage! I wish you both a lifetime of joy! :) See the slide show here!

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