Watching families celebrate, grow, and love is the entire reason I’ve made this my career. Even in my journalism days, it was the connection between loved ones in difficult moments that I was drawn to. Now, it’s the connection between loved ones in their most joyful moments. The Taegtmeyer family has trusted me with their most important memories through the years- the engagements, bridals, and wedding days of both sisters. Maternity photos waiting for Miss Charlee to make her arrival, and family photos. This family exemplifies love and loyalty, and I’m grateful when I get to have them in front of my lens.