3 Ways To Make Your Photobooth FUN


In the past 2 months I’ve had the opportunity to do 2 photo booths and I’ve decided that I LOVE them. Continue reading

The Lamb Family

Here are a few photos from a shoot I did a few months ago but never posted. I love this family and how our stories intertwine. I grew up going to church with Rebecca and she was the person I wanted to be just like when I was a kid. Josh is the guy who helped me get my first job in college working at the tv station :) I’m thankful for the opportunity to capture them and their precious son!

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A 13-Year-Old’s Perspective On Hacking Life

This 13-14 year old has such a crazy good grasp on life. He’s also become an outspoken proponent of what he calls “hack school,” which is a fascinating perspective on education.


Photo from deathtothestockphoto.com

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The Brien Family


I’m a little late posting this but I wanted to be sure to share the photos from my shoot with this beautiful family. My husband and I have really enjoyed being in small group with them this past year and we will greatly miss them as they have recently moved away!



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A Few Words Every Beginner Should Hear

I know very little about Ira Glass other than my favorite quote: “Great stories happen to those who can tell them.”

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Creativity + Traditional Education


Screenshot from video via google images

“My contention is that creativity is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” Continue reading

Playing With Light



The more I focus on taking better pictures, the more I realize how important it is for me to pay attention to lighting. Continue reading

Loft Living, Avocado Sandwiches, and A Record Player

A video from a relaxing day with friends.


Thanks Sarah and Anthony for once again letting me invade your lives with my camera ha ;) I’ll be posting more pictures soon from another day Sarah and I went downtown to shoot a few. It turns out she is a pretty good photographer as well!

3 Things Every Videographer Should Have


Good cinematography isn’t cheap.

That has been pounding in my head lately as I seek to make more films. I keep running into the mental barrier that I don’t have the right equipment to make things look amazing as I would like to.

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Legacy Story: Chuck

Meet Chuck.

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Photos taken by Lauren Stotler.

Chuck came into my life in an unusual way.

My friend Susan got in touch with me after her grandfather was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers disease and asked if I would be willing to shoot footage of him telling a few stories. I agreed thinking I would love to do the same thing for my grandparents and maybe it could help me figure out how to do it.

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