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If becoming a mother has taught me anything in life, it's that time NEVER stops moving.  And no matter how much we want to hit the pause button, the days only seem to go by faster and faster.

One of the most beautiful aspects of parenthood is watching our babies grow and learn and change. But the heartbreaking truth that we also come to realize is this:
we can't go back. 

When my son was little, (before I ever thought about becoming a photographer) I remember doing almost daily photoshoots of him.  And now I know it's because, at the time, I desperately wanted to hold onto the baby version of him.  

Even though we can't keep our babies little forever, we CAN preserve those most precious moments and hold them close in our hearts.  We can print our memories in an album or display them in frames in our homes where we can see their little faces every day.  And we will feel safe knowing that we have those images to look back on, so we will never forget the littlest versions of our sweet babies.

Sharing my love of photography with my clients and their families is now one of my greatest joys!  I believe wholeheartedly in the power of a photograph to take us back to a beloved time and place in our lives.

And these are the moments we will remember forever.

It's me, Allie!

Chase and Amelia are 11 and 8, and I am literally the luckiest person on the planet to be able to call them mine.  They are completely different but they get along surprisingly well.

My children

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Justin is a retired Navy Senior Chief, and I am so happy that we get to have him home with us every single night!  He is an AMAZING cook, he's awesome with math homework, and I am so incredibly thankful that our paths crossed in Hawaii almost 20 years ago.

My husband

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This is my Emma. She sadly passed away in 2023, and I miss her every single day. She was by my side for 13 years through many deployments and would often sleep at my feet under my desk while I worked.  We have always considered our dogs to be a part of the family;  they are one of my favorite subjects to photograph, and are always welcome in my studio!


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I was lucky enough to call Hawaii home for 5 years after I graduated from college. I've always felt connected to the ocean, and I feel at peace when I'm there. My husband took this photo of me snorkeling in Maui over 20 years ago.

The ocean

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