Highschool sweethearts  are rare and hard to come by.  They are a true test of time and commitment, giving each other the most vulnerable years of their lives.  I am so lucky to know that the new Mr. & Mrs. Robert Roche deserve nothing but that title. It was a warm day, full of […]


August 7, 2019

A Sunny High School Sweetheart Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Roche


    Back in May, the Styling With Sam workshop held it’s first 2 day workshop experience! I worked so hard at making sure everything was perfect, from the swag bags all the way down to what kinds of food we were going to eat.  My workshops include a heavily detailed styled shoot, to put […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

August 1, 2019

A French Garden Fairytale | The Styling With Sam Workshop


Diego told me, as we waited , that I was in for all of the emotional groom photos today.  I thought he was being funny, that maybe he’d tear up a little but no way.  He was right on par with that, and for all of the best reasons. Diego and Josephine met at Mercyhurst […]


June 5, 2019

A Mercyhurst Merger Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Himede


Have you ever been to a wedding, maybe even your own, and just thought to yourself “wow this is so them”? When I got the email from Karley saying I had to photograph their wedding I knew this would be one of those times. Karley and Pat are both artists, people of their own will […]


June 3, 2019

An Etherial Edinboro Wedding | Patrick & Karley


Grace Kelly meets island in this amazing wedding day!! Carla and I sat at a table chatting over wedding details.  She told me that she wanted something timeless and classic. I sat and listened as she described the look of her wedding and I knew exactly how this day was going to fall out.  When […]


May 31, 2019

A Blue & Yellow Downtown Erie Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. King


“. . . Do do do” You know you sang that! I hummed the now famous children’s shark tune all afternoon; being the hostess of a shower was a plus because I wasn’t participating in the don’t say baby game. I do not plan baby showers often, but you know when it’s for your little […]

Family, Personal

May 16, 2019

Baby Shark Shower | A Baby Shower for My Nephew!


I love proposal stories.  They are one of my favorite parts of the engagement session.  I usually wait until about halfway through to ask how it all went down, and Jeremy did not disappoint in their story!! I met with Jessica and Jeremy Sunday evening.  The sun was out in full force, spring had finally […]

Engagement, Wedding

May 2, 2019

A Colorful Erie Engagement Session | Jeremy & Jessica


” I met Kaitlin and thought wow she’s really down to earth, I mean I know she digs in the dirt every day but that’s really down to earth!” The best joke in a mother’s toast.  In a nutshell that was just how this group of family members and friends were.  Niko and Kaitlin had […]

Sessions, Wedding

April 30, 2019

A Teal and Purple Downtown Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Jarema


The skies were a perfect shade of grey.  Weird to say that, but it was just bright enough for a mid-morning glow, and just dark enough to keep you from squinting.  I knew some rain was coming our way, but I was prepped and excited to meet another SZP Couple.  As I pulled into the […]

Engagement, Sessions

April 17, 2019

A Rainy Spring Bayfront Engagement | Patrick & Hannah


Picnics in the park are so romantic I think. Today I’m introducing another one of my 2019 couples! This is Taylor and Nicole, one of the most adorable couples I’ve ever seen.  Finally meeting them in person was a relied, after hatting over email for so long I like to get to hug ya! It […]

Engagement, Sessions, Wedding

April 10, 2019

An Autumn Picnic Engagement Session | Taylor & Nicole