& friend

your photographer, sidekick,

Everyone needs a sidekick and a friend. That is what I'm here for! I love being a support and to buoy up those around me. The opportunity to be a friend and a resource, not just the "photographer hired for the day", is one of my favorite parts of the experience!   

I love everything from capturing emotions in a photograph so that my clients can experience the same feelings again and again, to helping provide resources to plan their reception, to bouncing ideas around with another business owner about their business, to answering questions from new photographers, to just laughing with others.
  

With two kids, a husband, and a million goals you can find me all over the place: visiting National Parks, at my desk editing photos, attempting a new DIY project, or snuggling on the couch. One place you'll probably never find me is in a pair of running shoes!!

I firmly believe that life is what you make of it, that hard work trumps IQ or talent, that any day is a good day to dress up, that orange IS the happiest color, the bus ride is the best part of any field trip, and that someday pigs will fly!

About

With two kids, a husband, and a million goals you can find me all over the place: visiting National Parks, at my desk editing photos, attempting a new DIY project, or snuggling on the couch. One place you'll probably never find me is in a pair of running shoes!!
 I firmly believe that life is what you make of it, that hard work trumps IQ or talent, that any day is a good day to dress up, that orange IS the happiest color, the bus ride is the best part of any field trip, and that someday pigs will fly!

About

& friend

your photographer, sidekick,

Everyone needs a sidekick and a friend. That is what I'm here for! I love being a support and to buoy up those around me. The opportunity to be a friend and a resource, not just the "photographer hired for the day", is one of my favorite parts of the experience! 
 
I love everything from capturing emotions in a photograph so that my clients can experience the same feelings again and again, to helping provide resources to plan their reception, to bouncing ideas around with another business owner about their business, to answering questions from new photographers, to just laughing with others.
  

We go together like pie and ice cream! PB and J! Mashed potatoes and Red Chile Sauce! (Hey, we're New Mexicans...what'd you expect?!) We were best friends before romance set in, and have been up to shenanigans as Mr & Mrs since 2006!

Photo by Trisha Shelley Photography

Marquette and Cameron

Named after my Grandfather and Cameron's Grandmother, these two little people of ours keep us running, laughing, and up at night. And we're completely smitten. 

Darrow & Ione

Photo by Island Moon Photography

There's nothing like sitting at the table with friends and family, plates of good food in front of us, and knowing that an epic game of Hand and Foot or Ticket to Ride is on the horizon. 

Dinner parties & game nights

I LOVE Pinterest and use it for everything from DIY projects, to planning parties, to dinner, to wardrobes. But I also know that life isn't Pinterest Perfect and that is completely okay! Sometimes you end up with a beautiful tablescape, and other times your cake melts. It's life and we've learned to laugh at our "Pinstrosities". 

Pinterest

With our own method of juicing the fruit, we've come to LOVE any and all things Prickly Pear! Jelly, syrup, soda, sorbet, smoothies, and marinades. We put it in anything we can think of! 

Prickly Pear

I don't know why, but I LOVE orange. It grabs my eye anytime I see it. It's a slight obsession. 

Orange

The wanderlust bug hasn't bitten us yet, but we are fascinated with exploring our surroundings. Local family owned restaurants. Mom and Pop shops. State and National Parks. Forest roads. Simple hikes. And if it has something to do with the Southwest it gets extra brownie points! 

Exploring where
we live

Photo by Desiree Gardner Photography

A Bit About Me