Every time I get behind the camera it feels like magic awaits. 2016 was such an incredible year for my photography, and I owe it to the strangers who became friends, the old friends who always supported me, and the helpers who came along and showed me how to improve myself. I'm so thrilled for all the memories we made; the laughter we shared, the tears that fell now and then, the insane weather, the unexpected crazy, and all of the beautiful mess that enabled me to create some breathtaking moments. 

Take a look at a few of the many, many highlights...

While each and every photo session has its own highlights and moments of magic, these are the ones that hold extraordinary miracles.

 Spending Mother's Day with this beautiful person and her incredible daughters. This woman is someone who has shown me that the biggest form of bravery is sticking up for yourself and finding the courage to say no to an abuser. She is strength. 

Spending Mother's Day with this beautiful person and her incredible daughters. This woman is someone who has shown me that the biggest form of bravery is sticking up for yourself and finding the courage to say no to an abuser. She is strength. 

 This sweet bride's father had passed away, and his absence was keenly felt on this incredibly special day. As I attempted a bridal silhouette, a heart shaped cloud formed directly behind her. It gave me goosebumps. 

This sweet bride's father had passed away, and his absence was keenly felt on this incredibly special day. As I attempted a bridal silhouette, a heart shaped cloud formed directly behind her. It gave me goosebumps. 

 The forecast predicted 100% chance of torrential downpours for over 36 hours and it would occur over the exact time that he had carefully planned for his proposal on the golf course. After chaotically scheming up a plan B and possibly C, out of nowhere the radar miraculously cleared... and she said yes! 

The forecast predicted 100% chance of torrential downpours for over 36 hours and it would occur over the exact time that he had carefully planned for his proposal on the golf course. After chaotically scheming up a plan B and possibly C, out of nowhere the radar miraculously cleared... and she said yes! 

 After a long, complicated and very scary pregnancy, this beautiful little girl came into the world. I love looking at this picture of her. She's so wondrously perfect. 

After a long, complicated and very scary pregnancy, this beautiful little girl came into the world. I love looking at this picture of her. She's so wondrously perfect. 

 We wanted a pink sunset in honor of their beautiful pink sunshine-y baby girl. Instead we got crazy light rays and dancing orbs. While beautiful, I still couldn't get the image out of my mind of what Sweet Addyson would be like now, and I wanted to re-create it. I have never attempted a project like this, but somehow the image came to life in a way that took my breath away.

We wanted a pink sunset in honor of their beautiful pink sunshine-y baby girl. Instead we got crazy light rays and dancing orbs. While beautiful, I still couldn't get the image out of my mind of what Sweet Addyson would be like now, and I wanted to re-create it. I have never attempted a project like this, but somehow the image came to life in a way that took my breath away.

 Rainbow babies are life's greatest gifts. 

Rainbow babies are life's greatest gifts. 

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