A Team

A couple of weekends ago I got the privilege in shooting Amber Dodzweit’s A Team yearly meet up at the ASPI Training Center. I wasn’t sure what to expect… thought it would be like shooting any other group of people working out, but lord was I wrong! The workout she put these girls through had my eyes wide and extremely happy I was behind my camera. haha. Another thing that made this different was their team work and support for each other. I can’t say I’ve ever seen a group of girls from all over the country rally together like I did that day, was truly inspiring and made my job that much more fun. I didn’t want to take photos of them just training and sweating bullets, but capture the emotion as well. It’s important to me that people seeing these images can feel what these girls did that day!

If you don’t know who Amber Dodzweit is or want to know more about her training programs, check out her website amberdodzweit.com.

Special Thanks to sponsors Flap Jacked & Essential Water


Of course I had to get a shot of my shoes while testing light 🙂



TK & Welded and Weathered co.

After a couple months of putting this together, I’m proud to finally show the whole shoot we worked so hard on. It’s taken me awhile due to after the shoot, my computer crashed! Huge bummer! So after figuring out what my plan of action was and got myself all set up again, I was able to sit down and tackle these in-between my clients photos.

This day was one of the best days of my life. Everyone that came together worked so well and it was just down right fun! No stress, no drama, just sheer creative bliss. I can’t thank my wonderful team enough and especially Welded and Weathered co for building all these items! Which by the way do wedding rentals.. wink wink! If you love what you see, or are interested in any these ladies services, please head over to their Instagram accounts to check out more of their work. All these venders are located on the West Coast of Florida, but I know some would be willing to travel.

  • Model: @Shayne.Leighton
  • Photographer: @Tarakoenke
  • Decor: @Weldedandweatheredco
  • MUA: @hashtag_Andream
  • Hair: @Karimoxie
  • Florist: @Jardinfloraldesign
  • BTS Video: @Shutterupmedia

Shoot Breakdown

When I got to the location, the shoot went from being just the 3 panel shoot in the woods to also a more modern/rustic outdoor set up. I fell in love with the front of the house and that wall! For the colors and styling, I went for more editorial and dramatic fairytale look. I really wanted each photo to stand on its own. I tend to get very particular in having everything match but I came to realize with some being different lighting, that the colors and look were going to be different. I used all natural light for this shoot and a reflector. Towards the end I popped in the mini copper wire lights for the Bokeh effect. For editing I switch back and forth from Lightroom to Photoshop. If anyone has any questions on how anything was done, I’d be happy to help!

Thank you again everyone for an amazing shoot, looking forward to future ones!


A man and his pup

My shoot yesterday was rescheduled due to crappy hair and makeup artists that can’t be professional, but I didn’t let it ruin my day completely! I’m going to fix this by creating a referral list I can confidently give to my clients on where to book for such services!

For the fun part of my day, I went on small local adventure with my man and his new puppy. So I did a small mini series on a man and his pup. I figured this would be a cute idea for any pet owner or if you want a session with whom ever you classify as your best friend! Take a look and let me know what you think!


Baby Daxton

Very exciting post for my family. World welcome baby Daxton!

So excited I got to go in after the delivery and after the new mom and dad got settled. Congratulations on a beautiful and healthy baby! imgl1941imgl1943imgl1946imgl1950imgl1963imgl1966imgl1968imgl1969imgl1971imgl1974imgl1977imgl1984imgl1988imgl1991imgl1994imgl2006imgl2015imgl2017imgl2022imgl2026imgl2029imgl2036imgl2045imgl2046imgl2049imgl2051imgl2054imgl2064imgl2071imgl2077imgl2093imgl2108imgl2126imgl2132imgl2134imgl2154imgl2167imgl2168imgl2175imgl2178imgl2199imgl2205imgl2219imgl2224

Megan + Josh


May I introduce Megan and Josh.

Megan came to me with one of the sweetest messages about shooting her wedding and engagement images. She told me that she spoke so much about my work to Josh, that he told her, well than just hire her to do it! lol

So here we are and I honestly couldn’t have been more flattered and honored! It only gets me more excited when I get people who truly love what I do and it shows in their images when they are just as excited! I can’t wait to see this beautiful couple tie the knot October 28th 2017! ❤


Lauren & Pete

Here is a peak of this couples adorable engagement session! You’d never know it but they were troupers who still went through in shooting this session in the cold wave that came through Florida.

Super excited and can’t wait to shoot their wedding this November!


Lambert Wedding

(Much over due in posting not only this wedding but lots of other work I’ve done recently! I haven’t been able to keep up in editing and than sharing it after I finish cause I’m off to the next project.)

This isn’t even close to all the images, but that’d be way to many to put up, but here are a good amount to get a glimpse of it. These two though have quite the story and I feel not only honored I got to shoot their wedding in upstate NY, but because I was also apart of the engagement when we were just friends we met over IG. Its crazy how social media can connect you to some amazing people! Their family greeted me with open arms and I ended up crying in the airport when I left because of how much I felt apart of the family. I miss you both dearly and thank you again for letting me be apart of your life and capturing your special moments.