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Friday, December 25, 2009


So Christmas eve I finished having dinner at my grandparents and my boyfriend Garren (scratch that- fiance!) wanted to come home and check on our puppy. We let her out and feed her and then he starts telling me how he wants to spend the rest of his life with me.. and I say well me too and he says really? (and I don't think anything of it because this happens all the time, haha... ) and I say yes really... and he says really??.. and goes down on one knee right in the middle of my dining room.... I was in SHOCK! I was thinking in my head.. get up silly.. what are you doing on the floor?... then I realized he was PROPOSING! It's kind of a blur because I was so excited, but I definitely screamed yes and tackled him. Then I started crying and asked him how he'd kept it from me.. .. ..
And immediately got in the car so I could go show my best friend Whitney!

I'm very excited and I can't wait to be his wife! I'm a lucky girl!

He went to Jared!

And this is the PERFECT ring for me. I love it- he did SO good! :)

Have a Merry Christmas everyone. God Bless.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Robbie Lo, soon to be successful.

My friend Robin just recently graduated and asked me to do some pictures for her. She's a very talented girl and I am sure she is going to be quite the success at whatever she does. I'm going to miss her in Carbondale!!

We did some headshots, but I did some fun shots too. I thought I'd share some of my favorites.

Good luck Robin!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jasmine and the zoo

I've recently been working on a long term story about a girl with nearly one hundred animals.  I thought I'd share some photos.

Roberta, my new love!

Roberta is the new Nikon D700 I bought.. and she is amazing!  I will post photos soon of her wonderful work! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chattery and Charming.. Miss Abby Blair!


These pictures were taken for my photojournalism class.  Abby has been a friend of my for a long time and I was so thankful that she let me come into the clinic and do these photos!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Portraits (unedited)

My co-worker and friend Hannah Rummel let me photograph her and her friends. It was so much fun! I think the girls are really going to like the photos!

Hannah is the blonde and her two friends are Carly and Abby.


Monday, October 5, 2009

A Weekend in Murphysboro

This past weekend I spent sunrise to sunset in one of the most homely and beautiful cities of Southern Illinois. We had mentors from all over the U.S. come in and work with the photojournalist at SIUC. It was an incredible and exhausting weekend. Here are some of the images I captured while I attended the weekend workshop in Murphysboro.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The finale of "Survivor" on SIU's campus!

Congratulations Pat for winning the Ultimate Saluki Challenge!

This was first fish he'd ever caught- and it won him the challenge and immunity for the final elimination!