On Singleness: An Under-Appreciated Gift.

“I do know that waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts….I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His […]


4 Mistakes When You Don’t Hire A Wedding Planner

    Hi all you beautiful brides! How has wedding planning been for you? I mean, really…how has planning been going for you? Are you stressed? Overwhelmed? Trust me, I know the feeling. My name is Ashlee Kautz, and I am the Owner, Creative Director and Lead Planner of Treasured Heart Events, a wedding planning […]


Greene Family

The Greene family was my first mini session of 2018 and it couldn’t have gone any better! One of the reasons I love mini sessions so much is because they make documenting your family easy. The Greene family wanted to document their son during 6 months old and a mini session made that possible for them.   The small moments […]


Myers Wedding

Who said nothing happy happens in high school math class? They’re walking proof against that statistic. The sweetest high school romance turned lifetime love. Molly and Dylan were so excited their entire wedding day and had the biggest smiles in the world the entire day! Hands down the best couple to open up 2018 with! […]


Tirpak In Home Session

These two invited me into their home and wanted me to capture their blue house and their life inside it. My job description is to get to capture the most important moments of people’s lives. These are the moments that remind me of how special my job is. I want to enable you to be […]


Rowe Engagement

Two souls framed in light. Patiently waiting to join into one and enter into one of the greatest adventures we are allowed to partake in this side of reality. These two are absolutely adorable together! I cannot WAIT till their wedding in May! Until then, I’ll be staring at their engagement pictures! 


If You Want This, A First Look Is For You.

Often times when I’m helping a bride plan out her dream wedding day the question is:  Are you doing a first look or not?  Often times brides opt for the more traditional non-first look wedding day. My job is a photographer is to serve you first and foremost of how YOU want your wedding day to […]


On Comparison: The Thief of Joy.

Growing up, my dad would always tell me that comparison is the thief of joy. However, it was not until many years later that I would learn the deep wisdom that laid behind those words from experience. When I picked up a camera for the first time I wasn’t led to comparison. I wasn’t a full time […]


4 Truths that Transition to Every Season

I have been pondering what I would say, given the chance, to the younger (say freshman college version) of myself. I then came up with the following 4 lessons I have learned in my 20 years of life and realized that they applied to every season of life, rather than solely upon the first year […]


My Top 10 Photos of 2017

Holly Grace on the Peak of Mt. Scott. I had the honor of taking this incredible photographer’s head shots! We ended the evening by climbing to the peak of the mountain that we were on and Holly Grace jumped to the top rock for the incredible scenery!  2.  The Future Mr. and Mrs. Thomas on […]

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