Living in Saint Joseph, Michigan; I’m a wife, mother, and photographer, and bohemian at heart. I love to work with natural light and my passion for capturing a person’s beauty and personality goes beyond my vocabulary. One of my favorite things to do is dance, whether I’m in a studio or my kitchen; I fall deeply in love with nearly every person I photograph; I love dark chocolate, black coffee, and dry wine; I’m a health nut and a pescatarian; I wish I was a fairy; and most importantly, I have three kids who are each their own kind of awesome.
How I got started
Even as a young girl, I loved carrying around my cheap, 110 film camera and capturing all the fun moments then having the film developed. Opening that envelope to look at all the 4×6 prints was more exciting than Christmas! Though I have always enjoyed snapping pictures, I didn’t start taking photography seriously until after my first child was born in 2008. Since then: I interned and worked with two very talented photographers, had my second kid, started my own photography business, took a break from the business to move from Florida to Michigan, had my third kid, and started my photography business over from scratch. I can’t say anything about this journey has been smooth or easy, but I love what I do and you can’t beat that.
Digital Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II and Fujifilm X100T
Lenses: Canon 50mm f/1.4, 17-40mm f/4, 85mm f/1.8, 70-200mm f/2.8
Flash: 2 Yongnuo YN600EX-RT Speedlites and 1 Transmitter
Film Cameras: Canon AE-1 (1979) and Kodak Duaflex III
Other: 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector Disc, Ring flash attachment, White Translucent Umbrella, Bounce Umbrella, Umbrella holder and Various tripods
“If I could tell the story in words,
I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. ”
– Lewis Wickes Hine