It has been a crazy couple of weeks but here are a few updates on what's been going on lately...

I'm officially graduated with my Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography! It's so weird to think that I'm done with school. I'm so happy that I'm finally finished and its been a long road, but I loved school and this last semester was so much fun. It is a very bittersweet time in my life.

It's official. The BFA show is over and I went to take it down right after the graduation ceremony. It was such a great experience to go through and it has honestly changed the way I think about my photography. I'm so happy I was able to do it. If anyone in the photography program is thinking about applying to do the BFA--DO IT! It's so fun.

This year my family went to Mexico for Christmas. It was so much fun and so great to go spend the holiday together in such a fantastic (and WARM) place. We had a great time by the pool, deep sea fishing, whale watching, jet-skiing, zip-lining and EATING! And for Christmas we drew names and shopped for each other in the marketplace. We had such a great trip!! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and have a great New Year!!!


still up and running.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the opening reception for the show!! It was so great to see all of you and to have so much support from such great family and friends. Thanks again!!!!

The show is still up and running until the 18th so go check it out if you haven't seen it! There is a lot of great work from a lot of other students! (here are some of my fellow photographers who are showing as well)


BFA show.

My show is finally hung and ready for the opening. Come check it out!

runaway chicken.



I've been meaning to post some of these for a while. While shooting for a portrait assignment some of us got a little carried away. It was such a fun afternoon!

a few more.

Since I already posted an image of Jacob I thought I'd post a few more of my favorites from the shoot. Enjoy! Thanks guys for letting me take your pictures!



I just took Josh and Heidi's family pictures and I could not help but post this one right away. Who could resist that face!? He's adorable. More to come!


student show.

Here are some older images I did for my photo3 class where I did a project on phobias. My teacher recommended that I turn these in for the student art show on campus-basically everyone turns in work and they judge who gets in. I found out yesterday that one of them made it into the show! Theres a lot of amazing work in there so go check it out.

car wash.

Just in need of a good laugh (really desperately) and Rob and Big never let me down. (ignore the Viacom comment..got this off youtube)



I finally got Madison's images done and here are my favorites (it was nearly impossible to choose only a few). Thanks again Maddi i love you! (single boys,watch out.)


studio time.

I'm taking a portrait class this semester and we have to do studio time once a week. I'll admit, I was not that enthusiastic about shooting in the studio at first, but I've been having a lot of fun so far!! Here are a couple of my favorite shots. Thanks you guys for being such amazing models! (Check back for my cousin Madison's amazing shoot.)


family pictures.

Earlier this week I had the opportunity of taking Paul and Jenna Haynie's family pictures and thought I'd share a few of my favorites. Thanks for letting me go out and photograph with you!!!


Cyanotype Pears

I was just going through some old photos in my basement and I found this series I did for my final in my Historical Processes class. I went out and shot some images of pears, printed them to be film negatives,  made cyanotypes out of them and then I watercolored them. It took weeks to finish. I loved the class and making cyanotypes so I thought I'd post these. 


we're back

After 3 days of driving we finally made it back to Idaho! It's been great to get back to our friends and family but it's been really great just spending more time with Ryan. This past week we've had a cookout, gone 4-wheeling, taken my sister and my favorite nieces and nephew fishing, gotten hustled by the games at the fair (by games I mean one game...we lost around $20 before I had to drag Ryan away), and I was able to get back to school to start my last semester and prep for my BFA photography show! I'll post more pictures later about those. It's so nice being back!


what's important

Sorry I haven't written for so long...this month has been a little crazy with a lot of ups and downs. I definitely learned that the Lord is ever watchful of us and he hears our prayers, that in life all that truly matters are good friends and strong family relationships...oh and life is full of surprises. Did anyone else know that? But I have to say that when it really bites you where it counts it's refreshing to have a little laugh with the ones you love. Well where do I start? I'm not sure how much to say but basically my sister is in the middle of a divorce and her husband left her with 3 small kids. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do-sitting here in Philly when I knew she was hurting so badly. Luckily for me I had already planned a trip to our family cabin so I knew my family would all be together to be with her during her difficult time. It honestly turned out to be one of my favorite family vacations. 

I have no doubt in my mind that Satan is working as hard as he can to tear families apart. Protect your homes, fill it with the spirit, download K9, do whatever you need to do but be careful of what you and your family let into your lives. It was amazing to see how much the Lord had strengthened my sister and helped her find the peace she needed. She is the most forgiving, strong and amazing person I've ever known and I'm so proud to be her sister.

On my little trip home I was also able to go to Ryan's sister Jess's wedding. It was beautiful and so great to be with all of Ryan's family. Congrats JESS!!!! You all will always be my family and I love you all so much!!! Thanks for letting me celebrate with you! (...and you got me to dance at a wedding again...something I SWORE I'd never do again. You guys are so much fun!!!)


urban streets

About a month ago my brother hooked me up with this great photography job for a fashion show that is raising money for charity. He had me send him some urban photos that I'd taken and he showed them to his client and I got the job!! I just thought I'd post a couple shots that he's going to use for fliers and slideshows for the event.