Drew and Chavell invited me to photograph their ceremony which took place on a glowing lake in the late afternoon. The ceremony was small, only a handful of guests were invited to witness it, which made it intimate, quiet, and heartwarming. I love photographing small ceremonies like this because there is a relaxed elegance about them that lends itself to my style of photography. Drew and Chavell had the brightest smiles on their faces throughout the ceremony, and although I didn’t photograph their reception, it was a blast.

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I’d photographed the Bohman family every summer, but when we visited Sweden they invited us to stay with them for the night in Stockholm before we flew out. I wanted to repay them by snapping a few photos while I was there. Little did I know that I would love these images so much. I love getting to capture “at home” images of families going about their simple mornings, daily routines, and evening baths. These photos are so simple, yet tell so completely what life was like in their little apartment during the day they invited us to stay.

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I love this family. After photographing them the previous summer, I was counting down the months before they returned from Sweden for our annual family photography session. Seeing how these beautiful girls had grown over the year was so exciting, and having an opportunity to capture their growth, and the ways they’d changed was such a joy. Love, their eldest had turned from toddler to girl, and their youngest, Liv, from baby to toddler. These darling girls were as cute as ever, they were also engaged, funny, and polite (but still perfectly silly)!

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This birth was a very special one: it made me an Aunt. My sister called me when her labor was just beginning at home, and I hurried to be with her for the arrival of her son. The labor and delivery took some unexpected twists and turns, but in the end a very healthy baby boy entered the world. My sister and her husband were so supportive of each other throughout the days (yes, days) they spend waiting and welcoming their son. I was honored to be there both as a sister, sister-in-law, and aunt, but as a photographer.

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