The Best of 2019 & 2020 Contest

To ring in the New Year, I have updated the look of my website and opened a new Instagram account! My blog and social media don’t reflect it, but 2019 was really busy for me and reminded me how much I truly love photography. I am sincerely grateful for my past and present clients! Since it’s clear I didn’t keep my blog updated, I’m going to share some of my favorite photos from this past year (below). But first, here’s the really fun part…it’s contest time!

  • January 1 – January 31, 2020: Like AND Share my Facebook post and/or Like AND Follow my Instagram post (each platform = 1 contest entry, so double your chances!)
  • Random Winner will be chosen February 1, 2020
  • Winner will receive 1 FREE Session (Engagement/Maternity/Newborn/Family)

Here are some 2019 highlights/captions for the photos below:

My son and niece turned 3 (they’re 17 days apart)
My best (and long time) friend’s baby girl, who also happens to be one month older than my daughter. If our daughters have half as much fun growing up as their mamas did, I’m thinking we will have our hands full!
Repeat client – the first time I met them their daughter was 1; now she’s 5 and has an adorable little brother
The most laid back, fun wedding I have witnessed
Childhood friend and her family, as well as her brother’s family, her Mom & Dad (who I adore), and her sister-in-law and son (below)
My beautiful sister-in-law, promoting her fair trade business
Friend’s daughter turned 2 (I also photographed their wedding, maternity photos and numerous family sessions)
A mutual friend’s daughter turned 1! (Love referrals – thank you!)
A few friend’s families (all of which I have taken maternity photos for, then numerous family sessions with their littles) – below
Longest standing AKP client who takes yearly photos – I LOVE watching these kids grow and change
New client & quite possibly the cutest lil newborn
Landscape photos – one of which was shared and promoted by Craig Hospital (full story here)

THANK YOU AGAIN, to all my past and present clients! My business would not be possible without you and I am grateful to be a part of your moments.

Sweet quiet moments

I have found that if I keep my camera out and accessible, I take more photos of my family. The ones I reeealllly adore – the unposed, raw, moments that I never want to forget. These little ones change so fast and I want to remember every. single. moment. The little man loves his nakey time before bedtime…air out that bum! One of these days he’s going to pee all over us, I’m sure.


These aren’t super exciting photos, but wanted to share them anyways…Ryan and I took a few days after our wedding to go up North to my Aunt & Uncle’s cabin. While a bit cold, we still enjoyed some peace and quiet together and did end up venturing out for a few hikes. One of the many reasons why we get along so well…we enjoy taking our cameras out and comparing our different perspectives afterwards, while debating Canon (me) vs. Nikon (him). While Ryan won’t let me share his, I’ll share mine 🙂


My favorite: I’m taking a picture of his reflection in the window…notice the detail inside the barren house.

7 day Cruise!

Last week, Ryan and I went on a 7 day cruise through the Eastern Caribbean. It was my first cruise and it was A-mazing! We stopped in Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk. Since I’m posting more photos than normal, I won’t bore you with talking and just get right to the fun…

Grand Turk, before all the tourists crowded the beach…

and after…

The warmth, fresh air, local food, clear blue water, quality time with the bf…I think it’s time to start saving again…now I just need to beg work for more vacation days…