April 24, 2017   |   engagement

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When Sean emailed me, asking if I’d like to photograph his surprise proposal at JENI’S ICE CREAMS, I nearly crawled through the computer screen, grabbed him by the collar, and screamed “HECK, YES!”

Let me tell you the short version of the story: Guy meets girl. Guy and girl bond over ice cream. Girl makes guy try Jeni’s, and they go over 75 times throughout their courtship. Guy decides he must marry girl. Guy gets Jeni’s to open early, hires a photographer (me!), and comes up with an elaborate tale to get his girl into an ice cream shop at 10:30 in the morning. Girl resists but falls for it. Guy gets down on one knee, pulls out a Jeni’s cookbook, opens the cover, and reveals a ring that has been perfectly placed inside a hand-carved niche within the book. Girl thinks they must’ve found the wrong cookbook. Guy assures her they haven’t. Girl–in total shock–says yes. Guy and girl eat ice cream, again.

I’m am SO excited to have been a small part of the story. Here are some photos from the surprise proposal!

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  1. Anna says:

    AHH YAY! Congrats Carly and Sean – these are beautiful!! <3

  2. Tracy T says:

    Love the pictures, Loved the proposal, love these two!
    Thank-you Jenis for graciously helping out! Oh and the lemon buttermilk ice cream cone
    Was wonderful too!

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February 3, 2017   |   baby, children, engagement, family, wedding

Since it is already FEBRUARY (what?! how?!), I thought I should probably get around to rounding up some of my favorite images from the past year.

It’s hard to believe that my business is nearly 12 years old, now. Lots of things have changed in those 12 years. At one point, I was shooting 20-30 weddings a year. Now, I shoot fewer than 10. It was a conscious decision to cut back–to allow photography to be the creative muscle that I stretch because I want to, not because I need to. To be something that I enjoy. To work with clients that inspire me. I haven’t regretted that decision. It means that I do work that is meaningful to me.

This year was evidence of all of that. I worked with many new clients, but I also continued work with couples and families that I’ve known now, in some cases, for years. I pushed myself creatively, and I worked, as always, to give my clients photos that they love.

As I look forward to another year of capturing moments, here are some from last year that are particularly special.

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January 27, 2017   |   baby, children, family

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You may remember Summer and Eric from, most recently, their epic maternity session. Though, I’ve photographed them many times throughout the years.

Right before the New Year, they added a new member to their family: little Henry! I was so excited to meet him–and to shoot some photos of this sweet, new family in their home.

It was, mostly, a quiet and easy baby session. We let Henry be our guide, and we used little more than a few blankets and throws that Summer and Eric had saved from when they were wee ones.

Here are some sneak peeks. Welcome to the world, Henry! You’ve scored some AWESOME parents.

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