Capturing beauty within the mess we call life.
Living in a charming little town named 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 embracing their beautiful personality goes beyond my vocabulary. One of my favorite things to do is dance, whether I’m in a studio or my kitchen. I love dark chocolate, black coffee, and dry wine. I’m a health nut and a pescatarian. I fall deeply in love with nearly every person I photograph. My husband and I have 3 kids plus we host foreign exchange students during the school year. My house is almost always a mess, the laundry never ends and the little people always want to eat! And I wish I was a fairy.
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 another kid, started my own photography business, moved from Florida to Michigan, had another 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 Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: 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