A couple of weeks ago, I had the incredible honor of photographing my friend, and business owner of Makeup by Paulina Perez, for her maternity shoot. Paulina is pregnant with her second son and due in just a couple of weeks. Her son, Devan, is just over a year old and wasn’t feeling the photos, but I felt some of the photos of Paulina comforting Devan was more representative of the beginning of Motherhood than anything. It’s when we, as women, are always looking to make sure everything is ok; to make them feel safe, secure, and comforted, especially in a world that is so new and unfamiliar. Here are some of my favorites. What is your favorite part of motherhood? If you’re not a mom yet, what do you most look forward to when you do become a mother some day?

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meagan rae, meagans quote, beauty is a radiating presence that transforms the world around you, modern womenI set out a year ago to transform my business. I didn’t know then just how powerful this genre of photography can be. My best friend, Meagan, recently went through a very difficult time in her life. I’ve watched her struggles over the last two years and her heart breaks have broken my heart too. I decided to give her a gift. I wanted to give her the gift of nourishing her soul after such a time in her life. I will have more on Meagan’s story soon, but in the mean time, I wanted to not only post a sneak peek, but extend a gift to you too.

When you contact us now through April 1, 2015 to book your day into the studio, you will have your hair and makeup done professionally and have a photo shoot with me, all complementary. If you have someone you’d like to share the experience with, feel free to bring them too. Their hair, makeup, and photo shoot will be complementary too. Click here to request your experience.

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This was my most memorable wedding I’ve ever photographed. I’ve photographed destination weddings before, but none like this. It almost seemed like a scam when I received Ariane’s email about photographing her destination wedding on the island of CocoCay in the Bahamas, but I quickly realized that it wasn’t. She and Aaron had planned a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas for their guests and on the CocoCay day, they would marry on the island. What an incredible idea.  Not only was this a wonderful trip for them, but also for their guests. Clearly, this would be a memorable wedding for me because I’d never been on a cruise, but I got to spend time with their families and friends, getting to know them, learning how they knew each other, hearing stories about growing up together, etc. My husband also got to come on the trip and carry my bags and assist, so it was pretty amazing sharing this experience with him too. Aaron and Ariane worked incredibly hard to make this dream a reality and I’m so impressed with not only how organized they were, but the amazing people they are and the incredible experience they planned for everyone.

Aaron and Ariane – I can’t even begin to express what an honor it was to be your photographer. Thank you SOOO much for trusting me to photograph such an incredible day in your lives. You both are beautiful, amazing people with such a beauty in your relationship with each other that most have a hard time finding. I’m so blessed to have gotten to know you both and your families and friends. It truly was an honor and I’m so grateful! Congratulations on not only your wedding, but your marriage. XOXO PS: Aaron, you still look like JT!

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