PHOTOGRAPHER | MOM & WIFE | RUNNER | COFFEE & CRAFT BEER SIPPER
I live by the belief that everyone has something to offer...something that is unique to them. We all have fears, goals, and people or things that make us happy-- and I love to emphasize all of that makes a person who they are in my photographs. Furthermore, I have always been intrigued by the idea of time travel and immortality so it's no wonder that I've found myself in a career where I can do that. I capture an image of someone-- their appearance, expressions, atmosphere, and all the things their souls have experienced so far in life-- the things that make them who they are.. and I preserve the moment forever in a photograph.
There is nothing more exciting for me than sitting down with a cup of coffee and a shoe box of old photographs. I love that I can give this long-lasting wedding gift to you and those who will discover your images in a shoe box 100 years from now.
I love that I can give this long-lasting wedding gift to you and those who will discover your images in a shoe box 100 years from now.
I have been told I am insightful and observant; I love getting to know my clients and really capturing who they are as a person and more specifically, how one person loves another and how one family joins with another. As a hopeless romantic and a firm believer in true love, I feel it is an incredible privilege to be a capturer of love stories.
I don't specialize in traditional portraiture, I specialize in archiving stories and souls by creating photographs that can last generations. It is my job as your photographer to capture memories and make them a piece of your life that will last generations.
I am a mom of four and have been married to my high school sweetheart for fourteen years. I work as a marketing manager but still look forward to sessions and weddings- it is just something my soul needs. I'm a hopeless romantic, goofy, genuine but sarcastic and creative type-A perfectionist (is that possible?!) I live by the idea of if there's a will there's a way; I'm sure most would say I am stubborn, but I like to think I am resourceful and have the tenacity to never give up! I am an avid runner and equally love airplanes and aviation in general. In my (limited) free time, I am working toward a Private Pilot License and volunteering at a local air museum and as a site leader for Girls on the Run.
Photography has always been a passion of mine, and I am so thankful to be able to share that love with my clients. I have had the opportunity of being taught by some of the best college professors in the Midwest and graduated in 2013 with a degree in Photographic Technology. Understanding how my camera works in any given situation allows me to focus on capturing my favorite candid moments with ease. In addition to my photography degree, I also recently graduated with a BBA in marketing from Eastern Michigan University.
I started this business in 2012 while I was finishing my degree. It has since transformed from a hobby into a huge part of my life. I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with and capture life of so many people in the Ann Arbor area. I have enjoyed these past 10 years and cannot wait to see all the new faces in front of my camera and where it takes me in the years to come.
I love being a photographer because I have the ability to take a moment and preserve it forever. You often forget moments throughout your life, and I feel it is my job as a photographer to capture those moments and make them a piece of your life that you can revisit whenever you wish. I take what I do very seriously, and while it is a passion, I see photography as a gift to share and preserve for our future generations.
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