Had a great time at the OC Fair with my good friend and talented artist, Patty Gregory. We went after a bitchin’ workout, and I couldn’t help but feel out of place- and really gross- in my workout clothes amidst all the trendy, flowing outfits every else was wearing. So Californian. Besides just being totally photogenic- think Johnny Depp and brunette Emma Roberts- Emily and Jonathan make a great couple. Thanks for letting me shoot alongside Patty!

Greeted back into Chicago by these two for an engagement session followed by a wonderful dinner. Wishing you two many years of love and joy for your upcoming marriage. Can’t wait to see you again in January!


California, here I come!

Incredibly blessed to say that after a year of hopping from part-time job to part-time job, I will now be calling Haven Today my new home. I couldn’t ask to be part of a more grace-filled company, and I am ever thankful for the opportunity that this man along with his colleagues has provided me. It also reunites me with my family after being somewhat on my own for 5 years, which is something my soul needs now more than ever- a fresh start and fellowship with those who love me most. I am very sad to be leaving New York behind, but I know it won’t be my last time taking residence in this city. For now, on to new California adventures!

While in town for my interview, Charles asked me to take some new portraits of him for the Haven website, which I of course happily obliged. I’ve never met someone so hospitable and so full of grace. I look forward to hearing more of his stories and listening to his wisdom.


May angels lead you in,



Summer is starting in New York, and so are the sticky thunderstorms. While talking on the phone with my sister this afternoon I took a peak outside and noticed the sunset peaking through the clouds, creating a warm touch of light on our kitchen. I’m going to miss these storms and the views, but not so much the humidity or winters. Nope, definitely won’t miss the winter.


may angels lead you in



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A college diploma is just a few weeks away for this egyptian beauty- congrats, Allyson! Had to sneak Travis in at Mama Philobos’ request. Thanks for a beautiful shoot, you two! #curlscurlscurls May Angels Lead You In Hil


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