Category Archives: Personal

Matt + Rachael + Sebastian + Sawyer ~ Alameda, California


Since I have moved to Cali, I have been fortunate to meet two other photographers to trade photos with.  The first time I left the boys at home and met this husband and wife photographer team to take photos of each other.  This last time I met a fellow photographer who has two daughters closet […]

You are Beautiful


What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this photo of me? Here’s what my friends and family said about this photo when I posted it on Facebook. I almost didn’t post it…I almost didn’t post it because “it’s my bad side” because of my crooked tooth.  I almost didn’t […]

7 Years!


Today is Matt and my 7th year anniversary!  So much has happened in the 10 years we’ve know each other.  We met in Indiana the year after I graduated from college.  He was working for a racing team and I was living at my parents house substitute teaching. We met on Match.com and instantly hit […]

Website Launch and About Me


My bestie from high school and college has been doing my website for me since I started my business back in 2011.  We’ve had a few new websites relaunch over the years and this one is definitely the best yet!  Please take a look around and let me know what you think! I’ve been working […]

Sawyer 9 months


Disclaimer:  This post was written a couple weeks ago and the photo was taken yesterday.  He’s about 9 and a half months now… Sawyer is just 3 months away from a year old!  These last few months have been flying by like summer usually does.  This month he finally started crawling!  We baby proofed the […]

Sawyer 8 months


Sawyer is 8 months and is on the cusp of doing so many big things.  He’s trying to figure out crawling, and trying to pull up on things.  Our world is so close to changing yet again once he becomes mobile.  We are in such a sweet spot right now…for the past 2 months, he […]

Sawyer 7 months


  This summer has been flying by and I can’t believe Sawyer is already 7 months old.  Didn’t he just start sitting up yesterday and how is he already doing beginning stages of crawling?  At this point Sebastian had one tooth with the other one about to poke through and was making some forward progress […]

Sawyer 6 months


So I wrote this post about 3 weeks ago right before Sawyer turned 6 months.  I finally got around to taking the picture today.   Sawyer has been here for half of a year.  It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been that long but at the same time it feels like he’s been […]

Allex Family Grand Canyon


Thank goodness for family pictures at the Grand Canyon.  This was the only day the Allex family showered while camping.      My favorite.   I will cherish this picture forever.  So glad we had friends to share this fun trip with (and to snap this photo). This is Sebastian’s “I really want the candy […]

Sawyer 5 months


I feel like not a whole lot has changed since last month.  Sawyer can roll over both ways now, but hardly ever does.  He doesn’t seem quite as quick to hit milestones as Sebastian was and I’m okay with that.  I’m definitely not ready for him to start becoming more mobile any time soon!  He is […]