I DON’T HAVE a story about holding my first camera or dreaming of becoming a photographer when I was little. I’ve wanted to be about 10 different things and never thought I could make a career out of photography. Yes, I imagined there was an actual job where I got to wear a suit and enjoy Corporate America. I am glad I ruled out that career choice, started the next chapter of my life and am now doing something that I love.  I am a mother, wife, animal lover - spend most of my time in the barn chasing a pig, feeding horses and wrangling animals.  


I’VE ALWAYS carried a camera wherever the road has taken me. Whether it was a disposable camera, a small digital camera or a friend’s camera that I borrowed...I’m always fiddling with one. Some may find it distracting, but I truly enjoy/obsess behind the camera. 


IT IS HARD to categorize my specific style. I mainly specialize in natural light, lifestyle, child & family photography. I’ve always had a flair for art and design and view things in a different perspective than most. I enjoy pairing vibrant colors with rustic settings. I paint as my outlet for emotions. Paint in my hair, chalk on my face and glitter smudged on my nose is completely normal "ME".


DIFFERENT makes me smile! I've been known to dance to a different beat or two. "Cheese" and "Smile" are not words I use while shooting! Please plan for the UNEXPECTED, to get dirty and to have FUN!


I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY because you learn something from it every single day. The expressions on a face, the one instant you capture “that look”, the curiosity you see in a child’s eyes, the love shown between parent & child, the sheer joy of LIFE... That’s important to someone like ME. I believe in pixie dust and glitter, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy and mostly... I believe in true LOVE.


PHOTOGRAPHY is my happy place and keeps me (somewhat) sane.


TO BE HONEST I love to get lost in other people's eyes and more than anything I love creating collections of photographs that tell their stories. Every collection is different because every story is unique.

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