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Welcome to Taken By The Heart Photography!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I love what I do and the looks on my client's faces when they realize these are the moments they want to remember. You know, the pictures that give you goosebumps, chills and take your breath away. Pictures taken by the heart for the heart.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{ Connor...3 months... }

His father is my nephew and we go way back...
back to when he was this age.
And then it happened,
he became all grown up, married a beautiful girl
with more importantly a beautiful heart
and blessed his family with

Sunday, November 13, 2011

{ Payton }

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends
so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine,
and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content,
except for one small thing,
they each miss someone very special to them,
who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops
and looks into the distance.
Her bright eyes are intent.
Her eager body quivers.
Suddenly, she begins to run from the group,
flying over the green grass,
her legs carrying her faster and faster.

You have been spotted,
and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion,
never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face,
your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your like
but never absent from your heart.

Then, you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

Good bye sweet girl.
We spent every day together for many years.
You never let me down or disappointed me,
just loved me unconditionally
and for that I will be eternally grateful.
As I held you in my arms,
I promised I wouldn't cry any more.
I lied.
I miss you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{ My Best Friend }

The weather was far from perfect but not the afternoon. I have never laughed so hard nor had such a great time taking pictures. Brent and Amy are getting married next October and are sure to have a blessed life together. Here is a sneak peak at Funk's Grove. ~Enjoy~


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{ Dancing In September... }

...remember how we knew love was here to stay

...remember the true love we share today.

Earth, Wind & Fire

Thursday, August 25, 2011

{ Michael and Kienna }

As the days of summer were quickly fading and back to school was harsh reality, Kienna's "to do list" still had things to be checked off. With less than a week remaining feeding the ducks at Miller Park was up next. When asked if I would tag along and take some pics I jumped at the chance under one condition...I could shoot more than just ducks! So, a mini shoot was agreed upon. Here are some memories from that evening.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Keegan {cousin to Bo, see previous post} is my niece Sarah's 9 month old beautiful baby boy. I had not seen him since Christmas Day when he was approximately 3 months old. So, when she opened the door to get him out I shuddered, then said...Oh my gosh does he look like Terry! {my brother}. It was a good shudder, don't get me wrong.

Then off we went to the perfect location {there's your shout out Jim} for an evening of summer memories to be captured forever. From four wardrobe changes to a break for applesauce and a bottle {and you can bet I caught that as well, the real everyday moments} mission accomplished! Once again, it is hard for me to pick my favorites but here is my attempt.  ~ Enjoy ~