The Journal

Tales of motherhood, business ownership, and family. 








I have photographed hundreds of babies, children, and families (it might be getting close to thousands these days!), and I never get tired of it. I love that this is my job, because I feel it is my calling. One of the best parts of my job is celebrating that milestone first birthday for little […]

Ask Paula, Baby Plan, Birthday, Cake Smash Session, Children, Studio

July 6, 2022

Emery | First Birthday Session

That first year…everyone says it goes fast, but they can never quite convey just HOW fast it goes until you experience it. The first year session is not only a birthday celebration, but a celebration for parents wrapping up such a special and fun year. Sweet Elsye couldn’t have been more precious, and I couldn’t […]

Birthday, Cake Smash Session, Children, Studio

February 16, 2022

Elsye: One Year Old!

This little ray of sunshine is a delight to her parents and sister, and I feel lucky to know her, too! In fact, the world is a little luckier to have such a sweet person in it. Mia is celebrating her first birthday, much to the excitement of her parents, and big sister Madison. Their […]

Birthday, Cake Smash Session

January 20, 2022

Mia: One Year Old!

This girl is a precious miracle! After a lengthy time (years) of trying to grow their family, her parents were able to welcome sweet little Laeghton, who joins her big brother Maeson. Mom shared some of the background behind her unique name, “We spelled her name (Laeghton Jean Suhailie Nizamuldin) the way we did, because […]

Birthday, Cake Smash Session

August 10, 2021

Laeghton | One year old!

Nothing like a birthday party in the Hundred Acre Woods! I love this adorable Winnie the Pooh theme, and this little guy was absolutely wonderful. He is so cute, and has a huge smile that lit up the room! When I found out his theme, I was so excited to help bring it to life, […]


July 14, 2021

One Year Old Birthday: Aceson