For as long as I can remember, when anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always say a Mom. Some people don't want kids at all, and thats perfectly fine, but I was never one of those people. I was always one that knew I would have kids, I just knew I was meant to be a Mom one day.
After being married for a few years, my husband Nate and I decided we were ready for kids! Little did we know, we were walking into a world that we were hardly ready for. After a year of struggling, we found out in September of 2016 that we were pregnant with our first baby. We were ecstatic to say the least. We couldn't wait to share the news, we were on cloud 9, nothing could go wrong, until it did. When I was 19 weeks pregnant we found out I was already 1 cm dilated and, long story short, we had our sweet little Kara when I was just 24 weeks pregnant on February 18, 2017. Weighing in at 1 pound, 6 ounces, our little girl was bound to the NICU for the long haul, or so we thought. Sadly, after 28 days of being on this earth, our first baby girl passed away. On March 18, 2017, we lost the most precious thing in our lives and we would never be the same. At the time I just remember thinking, 'how will we ever move on from this?' and "where do we go from here.'
On January 10, 2018, our lives were forever changed again when we met our second beautiful baby girl, miss McKenzie Grace. She is named after her big sister, Kara McKenzie, and she is truly our saving grace.
These life experiences have made me into the photographer I am today. I always knew that capturing special moments was something I absolutely loved to do, but there is so much more meaning behind it now than ever before. Your session probably won't be perfect, but the memories you make with your family will be worth ever toddler tantrum or teenage meltdown it took to get you there . I can't wait to meet you!