About Me

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!

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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.

Likes:

Coffee: but none of this coffee with flavored creamer or with sugar.  It’s gotta be coffee with cream.  (But I do enjoy the occasional Mocha Frapp or Cafe Mocha from Starbucks).

Hulu/Netflix: I binge watch tv shows during my late night editing marathons.  And my husband and I have a pretty insane collection of movies… about 6 metal cases full and that’s not including the dvd’s sitting on our bookshelf.

Take out: Any food I don’t have to cook is “ok” in my book but I do love Chinese food and pizza! But I will say, I am FINALLY starting to enjoy cooking.  Probably because I’m doing better at that whole, not walking away while food is on the stove so things don’t get burnt…. Have I mentioned that I have a short attention span… Which leads me to….

Baking: I LOVE baking!  I would bake all the time but I have a hard time not eating all of the cookies so I really do limit how much I bake.  😂  And I think I enjoy baking so much because you can walk away while it’s “cooking”.  lol!

The Beach: I don’t get too go that often but one of my favorite things to do is walk the beach in the morning and look for seashells.  I have a collection of interesting seashells in a lamp in my bedroom and my beach bathroom is currently in the works!

My Family:  This is a given but I do so enjoy watching my girls experience things for the first time and just watching them spend time together… the bond between sisters is pretty special ❤️ .

magic-hour-photogrpaher-badgeI am a Magic Hour photographer. This group of photographers donate their time and talent photographing families who have been affected by cancer.  My niece Hannah died of a brain tumor at 13 months old.  She was with her parents and brothers in Kenya (my brother is a medical missionary) when she was diagnosed and passed away.  I was so grateful that I took her one year photos (as well as countless other photos) prior to them leaving for Kenya.  When I found out about this organization, I had to become a part of it.  If you know someone who would benefit from one of these sessions, click here.