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Welcome to my blog!
I photograph...

because a memory should never be lost.
because love is all we need.
because today will be gone tomorrow.


Aaaah, so much love for this scene.. this light! I am honored to have spent Jacqueline and Mike's 5 year anniversary (to the date) doing their session! They are so cutesy, I love it. :) So this is what 5 years of wedded bliss looks like... Enjoy!

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Too stunning.... both of you! just stop it...
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Thank you so much for letting me capture this special part of your lives! xoxo

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I was flattered when Michelle contacted me about 1 year photos for her son. She is a photographer as well and works with me on weddings occasionally. We had fun planning for this! I just loved working with this happy little guy. He was sooooo smiley!! Mom and Dad helped out a lot keeping him entertained...

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I laughed out loud when I saw this image, not sure if he's angry, bored, annoyed, or mocking me hehehe!

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He loves books!

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Who has time to sit and read when there are tables to crawl on top of?

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He's such a sweet, sweet boy. :)
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Would not sit still with that balloon... too excited!
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Then off to first cake eating. I love the look on his face when Michelle brought the cake it, he really didn't know what to think of it. :) Are you sure I can eat off the floor mom?

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Michelle and Ben, thank you so much for letting me capture your boy! I had a blast! :)
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Colleen Badgley says:

what a cutie indeed! his eyes are so expressive!

(11.29.11 @ 08:24 PM)
Trae Bohlen Devoted Knits says:

I love how you caught the range of emotions - I love the serious looks :)

(12.01.11 @ 02:21 PM)
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62 years and going strong... At our wedding 2 years ago, they celebrated 60 years and in our card, encouraged us to match their 60. Lotta love for Grandpa and Grandma Shomsky. I hope you enjoy these photos and their story as much as I do! :)

Mary met Ray at the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) She was 21 and he was 20. "I didn't tell him I was older, since our birthdays were in the same month, I let him think it was the same year. He said he didn't want to date older women!"

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I asked about their first date. "Well I wanted Ray to ask me to the CYO holiday dance, and he was taking a long time. Bill asked me to go, but I turned him down, I told him Ray had already asked and I was going with him. Ray finally asked me the day before or something like that, and I was really hoping that Bill and Ray didn't talk to each other and find out that I had made that up!" :)
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With 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, the holidays are full of smiling people. :)
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How did he propose? "Well, it's hard to remember, but I think we were in the park. He said 'I think I love you' and I said 'you think?' and he replied 'I know I love you' and then I kissed him. And that was it. Then we got married!"
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I want a simple love like that
Always giving, never askin' back
When I'm in my final hour lookin' back
I hope I had a simple love like that

- Alison Krauss
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When I was confident I had the session wrapped up, I told them they were done and she said "Oh can I have just one more hug?" And squeezed him....

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Korrie says:

such beautiful photos!

(11.07.11 @ 04:12 PM)
Jill Yurkovich says:

What amazing pictures of Aunt Mary and Uncle Ray, I especially love the added bonus of conversations with Aunt Mary!!

(11.07.11 @ 05:13 PM)
Julie says:

the two most beautiful and loving people on the planet.

(11.07.11 @ 05:46 PM)
Joseph Shomsky says:

Grandma and Grandpa Shomsky Together for 62 years.
That's truly love!
I love the poem, too.

(11.08.11 @ 02:13 PM)
Trae Bohlen Devoted Knits says:

This made me all teary eyed. What a wonderful legacy of love!

(11.08.11 @ 10:01 PM)
Diane Burkmier says:

Fantastic! Thank you!

(11.26.11 @ 03:10 PM)
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Yes reader, you read that right! This ADORABLE family is expecting baby number 5 in just a matter of days. I can't wait to meet the new addition! For now, I hope you will enjoy these family photos we shot recently. As you can see, the whole group is very excited for the new little ones arrival. Boy or girl, that bundle is going to be loved! :)

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My Favorite on the left.
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We had a friendly visit :)
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Seriously R, you are gorgeous! No wonder all your children are too...
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Little Miss R was being so cooperative and adorable, I couldn't resist snapping a few more!
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Thank you so much for letting me capture your beautiful family! Looking forward to seeing you all again in a couple weeks :)
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Sarah says:

These are fantastic! Such a wonderful job. I hope Mommy K realizes how beautiful she looks right now :)

(11.02.11 @ 04:42 PM)
Leah says:

Ohhh my goodness these are beautiful!!! Rhiannon looks amazing!!! :)

(11.02.11 @ 04:43 PM)
Trae says:

You captured my brother and his family wonderfully. Rhi looks so gorgeous! The kids look adorable and even Tim looks good :) I love your work Rach, you're amazing!

(11.02.11 @ 04:48 PM)
Tim and Rhianon and Kids says:

Wow! who knew we had such a good lookin' family? Rachel you made the day livable dealing with our incredible cantankerous children! Thank you so much for these amazing pictures!!!

(11.02.11 @ 04:57 PM)
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September 16, 2011

I had so much fun photographing this little guy at 4 days old! He was sooo sweet, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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I believe it took an entire hour to get him to stay comfortably in this.... it was totally worth it!
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This is my favorite!
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Gorgeous hat by Itty Knits!
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I love this hat from Devoted Knits! Check out her shop here, tell Trae I sent you!

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Christine and Andy, thank you for letting me capture your little darling! :)

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MB says:

Awww! I love the last 2! That little hat in the last one is adorable!

(09.16.11 @ 07:01 PM)
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