What other career allows a person to participate in the best parts of life? Headshots for a new job, the birth of a new baby, family events, and other expressions of love such as engagements, and weddings. Not only do I adore the creativity of photography, I'm honored to be part of such beautiful moments!!
I believe in the power of a strong image. In families, photographs are legacies of moments that will never come again – I stop time so you can cherish it for a lifetime and pass that on to the next generation. For business, photographs support your bottom line.
I started out doing photography favors for friends (weddings, headshots, etc.) and, by word of mouth, people started asking to hire me, so this has became an enjoyable business that I am passionate about.
I studied film photography in my second year at the Academy of Art in San Francisco on a scholarship with some of the best commercial photographers in the industry, but then life, and a stint as a technologist in the Army Reserves, took me down another path. I built a career in the digital marketing industry. For over a decade I lead marketing initiatives and held various roles in business development and agency account management, but I returned to my true passion of photography in 2013. My background helps me to frame you in the most flattering light and you will find me doing anything to get just the "right" shot. I love making my clients say "Wow, that's me?!"
I continue my education through online courses and as a member of WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photography International) and through regular workshops focused on developing my talent and skill as a photographer.
My life and career experiences help me to understand your needs – we’ll start with a conversation to understand your goals for the photographs, and then work through a plan to bring our collaborative vision to life.
I’ve had so many people tell me “I look horrible in photographs,” but I've shown them otherwise. I love a challenge, and I enjoy showing people what I see – the best version of you! I'd be thrilled to create a portrait for you or join you on your next adventure.
When I’m not creating photos, you’ll find me working in our flower garden and home in Michigan, we call Sixteen Acres. I also enjoy design, art, vintage, keeping up with technology trends, Champagne with my friends, and enjoying my life with my sweet dog Molly and my charming husband, and sometimes assistant, Martin. I hope you'll join our network of friends and send me an email today!
160 E Illinois, Chicago, IL 60611
Call: (312) 883-4485