About Me

Living in Saint Joseph, Michigan; I’m a wife, mother, photographer, and bohemian at heart. I love working with natural light and strive to capture the true essence of each person I photograph.

As a young girl, I loved carrying around my cheap, 110 film camera and capturing all the fun moments; then having the film developed and opening that envelope to look at all the 4×6 prints! It 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 for and worked with two very talented photographers, had my second kid, started my own photography business, closed my 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.

Other than photography: 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 wish I was a fairy.

My Gear

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: 10 x 12 ft Backdrop stand,  Seamless Background Paper (Gray), Octagonal Umbrella Softbox, White Translucent Umbrella, Bounce Umbrella, 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector Disc, Ring Flash Attachment,  and Various Tripods