caton + kate

yes I love your beauty
I love your sexy moves
but more I love your honesty
you always tell the truth

I love your vision of the future
your hope that never dies
but it’s your kindness that clears my skies

yes I love your wisdom
your knowledge of the past
your willingness to listen
and taste for what will last

your compassion for the suffering
and your solid happiness
but it’s your kindness that I love best

/ david wilcox – kindness


kate and caton are two of my dearest friends. each day they teach me so much about friendship and grace and wholeness and the hard, beautiful, always-worth-the-risk work that we call love. i can’t wait to stand next to them this september when they commit to a lifetime of adventuring together.

stephanie + ryan

if you’ve recently seen a dark haired girl at your local coffee shop crying into her macbook, it was probably just me editing stephanie & ryan’s photos. you know the type — those ugly, happy, love-is-so-real-and-so-freaking-beautiful tears. before we’d ever even met in person i felt so showered in love and support by these two. they are talented, genuine, open hearted, giving, beautiful humans. i am honestly at a loss for words because the love they share — between the two of them, and with the family and friends that surround them — is simply indescribable.

emerson creek pottery + tea room, oswego, IL