They say life is a journey and that’s certainly true in my case. I’ve always loved traveling and exploring new places, which led me to my degree in Tourism and French, followed by a couple of fantastic career opportunities in the travel industry. I convinced my husband to move to Boston sight unseen in 2010 and we spent an amazing eight and a half years on the East Coast. I grew to love all things seafood, walking everywhere, the Seaport, the Arnold Arboretum, the killer restaurants, using ‘wicked’ as an adjective, and even the commuter rail. It was also during this time that I became enamored with photography. (If you’re interested to hear more of my background and how I got started in business, check out this Boston Voyager article in which I was honored to be featured!)
My husband and I recently refocused our priorities a bit, and in 2018 we chose to move home to Michigan in order to raise our kids near family. In the process, I’ve realized that documentary family photography is the genre I’m meant to create. It caters to so many of my natural inclinations and strengths – no pretense, laid back and casual connections, recognizing special fleeting moments in every day activities, and observing others. To me, there’s nothing better than documenting real, authentic, every day stories of people.
I want to create art for kind, loving, laid-back, genuine people. Best friends who don’t take themselves too seriously, couples who love each other deeply, families that love to giggle and snuggle. These are my people.
When I’m not shooting, I spend my time with my loves at home, experiment in the kitchen, drink craft beer and homemade lattes, read and reread the Outlander series, and indulge in various podcasts.
People tell me I smile a lot. I wonder why they don’t smile more often? Life’s more fun when you’re happy.
I know there are an overwhelming amount of choices out there when it comes to choosing a photographer. My best advice I can give, is to let your intuition guide you. I pour my heart into every session I do – how can I not? Telling your story is such an incredible honor and responsibility, which I wholeheartedly appreciate. Please do not hesitate to reach out and write me a quick hello, I’d love to get to know you!