Nicole Sullivan & her very fun family!

meet jason, nicole, dash & beckett!   i had the honor of photographing little beckett last year and we all had such a blast taking awesomely untraditional newborn photos.  i will say that it was the first time i ever photographed a family in the pool with a giant blow-up duck but it turned out to be one of the highlights of my year (definitely one of the perks of photographing a family of comedians)!  so when nicole and i were prepping for the shoot this time, i knew it was going to be a fun.  one of their favorite books is Caps for Sale so they brought that along with their collection of caps and a hearty sense of adventure.  we made mustaches out of pipe cleaners, played in a homemade tent out in the wilderness, climbed some trees, snacked, drew some family pictures and did a lot of laughing.  can’t wait for next year!

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Josh LOVES Amelia!

this adorable pair drove all the way from utah to see me for this engagement shoot with their car packed full of mementos of their love… the yellow quilt he proposed to her on, their favorite books, her boating hat, trinkets of her craftiness and homemade accessories!   i must say, though, that even before i saw all the goodies they had brought along, i adored them instantly.  their love is the kind that makes the world seem happier, the clouds puffier and the birds a little more sing-songy.  i don’t think i have ever seen a boy as smitten with a girl as josh is with amelia and, well, i am beyond smitten with the both of them.  can’t wait for their utah wedding next month!

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hello, i’m joy!  sunshine chaser, child of God, mama to four & wife to one good man.  we traveled all over looking for a place to call home and we found it.  we live a simple life out in the country with bare toes and happy hearts.


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