wander joyfully

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wander joyfully

We arrived at the park just before the rain began. Already rescheduled once, with a deadline fast approaching, we waited and watched the radar on our phones, hoping it would clear enough to shoot. Finally it did let up, and Stephanie (our lovely model), Sondra (stylist and assistant), and I ventured out. 

During our time on the river, we encountered bugs, humidity, the mortal fear of tipping in the canoe while holding my camera, and other paddlers telling us they'd spotted a large alligator nearby. I have no idea how Stephanie managed to look incredible right up to the end, as I was a hot sticky mess by the time we pulled the canoe safely back to dry ground. The whole thing was a little crazy, but overall we had so much fun!

It turned out that this shoot truly embodied the adventurous spirit of the company it was shot for, Wanderer Bracelets. Wanderer's designs are all handmade in Bali, Indonesia, and provide fair wage jobs for local artisans there. The company also happened to be founded by a fellow alumni of my alma mater, Palm Beach Atlantic, and is located right here is West Palm Beach. 

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love, only love.

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love, only love.

On the day of her family session, Kirsten mentioned to me in an email that she was a little anxious to be photographed. Oh, how I understand! Especially as women, and especially after having a baby, it is so hard to feel like ourselves again—to feel comfortable in our own (somewhat new and different) skin. I know that so many of you can relate. Here's what I told Kirsten...

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katy + jason's at-home wedding | pga national

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katy + jason's at-home wedding | pga national

When Katy first called me about photography, she had just started planning her wedding, and it was only two weeks away. The fact that it came together so beautifully in such a short time is a testament to her skill in making her vision a reality.
This intimate ceremony was such a meaningful, authentic celebration of Katy and Jason's love. It was an honor to be present for it—I definitely teared up behind the camera as they exchanged the vows they wrote together. 

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worth the wait

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worth the wait

I met this brand new family of three just days after their newest addition arrived in this world, and felt so honored to document this small but important part of their adoption journey. As with all new families, they were in those sweet early days of just getting used to one another, and doing this in a hotel suite so far from home. Even so, their connection and the love binding them together was already so tangible. I feel so lucky getting to witness this in the families I photograph.

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