Oh my goodness… where do I even begin?! First of all, I love my job! Being welcomed into your lives to photograph your families is such a privilege and one that I do not take lightly! So many of my clients have become dear friends and I think that is such a blessing! I so appreciate each and every one of you.
Secondly, I love to laugh! Seriously! I’m that one that you hear busting up laughing when you are two rooms away. There may even be an occasional snort along with it… It’s okay if you laugh when it happens. I do too!
Third, I’m quite possibly the biggest klutz you will ever meet! I used to be somewhat graceful! For goodness sake, I was a dancer for ten years!
this is me…. back when I was uber cute!
But sometime after dancing I developed two left feet and I have the ability to trip over thin air. This makes for great entertainment during photo sessions and I embrace these moments of complete klutziness to get kids (and sometimes stone-faced dad) to smile!
As long as I can remember I have always loved taking pictures! As a kid, I took my Mickey Mouse 110 Instamatic camera (which I still have) and photographed from the second window a whole roll of the tops of people’s heads and cars. I may or may not have been in trouble over that one.
Years later, my parents finally appreciated my love of photography and, in 2006, I graduated from Shepherd University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography and Computer Digital Imagery. From there I worked for two large photography companies photographing well over 3,000 sessions.
In March of 2012 I gave birth to our first daughter Genesis (aka Woogie/Wiggles). After my maternity leave was over, my husband and I decided that I would stay home with Genesis and begin my own photography business, which is something I have always wanted to do. And in October of 2014 we added Olivia (aka Oleeda) to our family. This brings us to where we are today!
My goal during the course of your session is to create a relaxing and fun environment as we capture memories that will last a lifetime.