moments so you can relive them forever...
My belief is that there is light in every being, and it is my responsibility to find it and capture it. I believe at the core of every person is love, and I want that to translate through your images. I'm drawn to authentic moments and true emotions. And laughing and fun.
At weddings and events, my goal is to tell your story, taking more of a photojournalistic approach to the entire occasion. I am drawn to couples who are truly in love and want their story told by exposing their authentic emotions. I love when couples are silly and playful together. It’s important to enjoy yourselves and let go of your worries, as difficult as that may be. Your wedding day is not just any day. It is your day. It is one day that will fly by in the blink of an eye (seriously though)! It is my responsibility to encapsulate all those special moments in order to create long lasting memories for you and your family for years to come.
During individual portrait sessions, I strive to capture the true essence of whoever is in front of me. You will have the option to shoot indoors and/or outdoors. I like to have fun on the job and make my clients feel comfortable and at ease! Music is often involved, and I encourage my clients to be their authentic selves in front of the camera, to relax, let go, and enjoy their experience. I will offer direction as well as needed.
My approach to family portrait sessions is very similar to individual portraits. I will offer direction and suggestions, but ultimately my goal is to create authentic moments of your interactions together. Those are always the most special and the most cherished.
Here is how I came to be a photographer...
Before photography, I dedicated the majority of my life to soccer. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, then went on to play collegiate soccer at Colgate University in upstate New York, as the first female scholarship athlete. After four of the best years of my athletic career came to an end, I was left with a significant void. I decided to do a bit of international travel and had a camera on me at all times to document my ventures. As fate would have it, I ended up moving out to Los Angeles and began working for Justine Ungaro, a dynamite photographer whose work I truly admire. I continued to take pictures, and found that doing so gave me that same spark that soccer had always given me. I purchased my first SLR camera and decided to make a career out of it. Although I believe that experience is the best teacher, I also took several photo courses at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.
Every day I am grateful to be able to do what I love professionally. I am dedicated to my craft and to the satisfaction of my clients. It is my goal to ensure your experience in front of the camera is nothing short of amazing, and that your photos make you nostalgic for years to come.