Hello, Defy world!

We’ve missed you but life got in the way these past few years, including some trash!
And then we rode the roller coaster of life backwards this past year!
But we are back on track and ready to ride!

Check back often this new year because we look forward to sharing all the joy we’ve been capturing between life’s crazy moments these past few years. And we are so excited to continue sharing our work with old and new clients a like. We are now located in St. Louis, Missouri, and would love to capture the city with you as our wonderful models!

Stunning wedding in Northeast Connecticut

We had the honor this month of photographing a wedding in Pomfret, Connecticut at Tyrone Farm. The weather was rainy on and off for the morning and early afternoon, but when it came time to do the classic “first look” and group photos before the outdoor ceremony, the sky cleared up. During the ceremony there was a few thunder claps but as the groom looked up, his face lovely said, “dad, we know you’re here.” It was an honor to capture the day for the two families as they joined together. And we saw in every photo love and devotion that will carry this couple through their marriage together. Best wishes, Hannah and Jeff!


New job for big sister to be!

Before little one arrives, we thought we’d share the final family portraits as a family of three. This big sister to be was a bundle of energy running through Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT. She will make a great teacher of running and jumping and smiling for the camera! We look forward to meeting and photographing the new addition in just a few weeks!

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Celebrating big changes!

This month Defy owners are celebrating big changes! One of us is moving her family into their first home while the other is being showered with love for the upcoming arrival of her first born. Such gratitude for all the growth! And what’s more is our gratitude for loyal clients. This family came to us in the spring and we photographed this little boy in what was probably our most giggle filled session! Then this fall they came to us to photograph again our little super star and his little baby sister to be. What joy we had to be honored with such a precious session in Bushnell Park. We wish this family joy filled weeks as they come to a close as a family of three and welcome their new baby in the new year. We look forward to meeting her!

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Everyone loves their picture taken!

When most people think of portraits they think of baby or children photos. Well, we were quite delighted when we were asked to take photos of this elderly lady! We were informed she wanted photos for Christmas cards and gifts and she had just bought new clothes for her birthday. We were sure to get all the outfit combos as well as captured her sweet personality. Since then, we’ve loved hearing how much her children enjoyed their Christmas photos from their dear mom!

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Summer puppy love!

Summer love and puppy love, what could be a better combination! These two cuties are the newest addition to one of our families. They love playing with each other in the backyard, even tugging on each other! And once all worn out they love to relax on the porch. Watching these puppies grow up is quite an adventure and they are certainly not shy of the camera!

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Casual business portraits


We had the great privilege of photographing a dear friend for a publication. We had a casual outdoor session and were joined by her very friendly puppy! From forest background to rocking on the porch, we found many great photo locations around her home.

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Happy Birthday to Defy!

This past weekend was the anniversary of our company becoming an LLC! We’ve posted a lot of pictures through the years of your weddings and families, so we thought since it was our weekend, we could share some fun pictures of us! We went to a local creek to take pictures of each other with our significant others. We had a lot of fun climbing rocks, splashing in the water and hiking trails. It’s been fun to watch our business grow, and we are look forward to our continued growth both in the metro-Atlanta area and beyond. Thank you to all our family and friends who have supported us through the years. Your love and support mean the world to us.

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Baby modeling and casual all rolled into one!

We photographed some head shots for this little baby girl for the beginning of her career. She has so many faces for the camera! We also captured a few casual shots to update mom’s scrapbook. She’s a quick little doll as we followed her around the park!


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