I grew up knowing that I wanted to be a Photographer, I just didn't know what kind. I got into Photography at a very young age. My mother purchased my first Film camera at a local Walgreens when I was 8 years old and from that day forward I was hooked! I took pictures of everyone and everything. Going up to Eureka, Wisconsin every summer was always the highlight of my year. I got to explore and photograph the local townspeople and of course the many beautiful farms that surrounded the area. Well, I never stopped taking photos, now I just do it professionally. I've completely dedicated myself into my business & have been given so much joy & happiness from all of my clients. I'm a city girl with a country heart that loves shooting classic couples in love. Wedding Photography is the heart and soul of my business and my passion.
To tell you a bit about myself - I'm a mother of 4 who doesn't sleep enough, a wife who hasn't had a date with her husband in months, a best friend to a girl who I've known since 5th grade, a blogger, a die hard Chip & Joann fan, and I simply LOVE to travel and explore our beautiful country. I am a huge 'Black & White movie' junkie and enjoy the classic television shows more than current ones. I also could eat Flamin' Hot Cheetos every day of my life. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It's an addiction, really.
I love my work. I could call it my job, but that doesn't have a good tone to it. A job is what I had 6 years ago. I started in the Sign Industry at age 18 and, at the time, I thought I had my dream job. It was stable work, decent pay, and I was growing within the company, but I was never truly fulfilled. After having my 4th child, my husband and I decided I should quit my job and pursue my dream & I never looked back.
I believe there are 3 things you should look for in your Wedding Photographer. You should pick someone who you LIKE and feel COMFORTABLE with, because the day of your wedding you'll be spending more time with your Photographer than your Spouse! Choose someone who LOVES weddings. Being a Wedding Photographer is so much more than hitting a button on any old camera. It's love for you clients, and being as excited as they are on their wedding day. Not only that, I personally believe that a Wedding Photographer isn't there just to shoot your wedding, but to be an extra Bridesmaid, provide the tissues or umbrellas on the fly, or be an expert at pinning boutonnieres! Your wedding day will zoom by. You will blink & it's gone, and your wedding photos are all you have left. The best part of my job is making sure those perfect memories last forever.
Think we may be perfect for each other? I'd love to chat! Head on over to my CONTACT page and send me a message. I can't wait to hear from you!
The photo to your left is of my husband Jeff and I when he was attending Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Now, it's not what you would call a professional snapshot but it means the world to me that it was captured. I was so happy to be able to be there for my husband throughout his time with the Military. He made me and his entire family so proud for his sacrifice. My husband is the Rock of our family. He makes it happen for all of us, and pushes us to reach our goals and dreams. If it had not been for Jeff, I would not have started my Photography business years ago. He saw my love and passion for Photography, helped drive that passion everyday, and he supports my every move and (unfortunately) every crazy purchase ;)
Macro photography is like magic to me. Those that can’t be seen or aren’t noticed with the naked eye!
I have always found it fascinating to be able to see things that can't be seen with bare eyes. The possibility to be able to make invisible things visible - not only because of their size, but also because of the limited time of occurrence.