Everyone has a story – a beautiful, unique, (even occasionally chaotic!) evolving story. I love to watch your story in motion – to see your life as it is everyday and catch your authentic moments. That is the part I love most about photography – it gives me the chance to show your story through my eyes in beautiful detail.
My story began as a little girl growing up wild on a Maryland farm. My mom, as an artist herself, taught me how to see creatively through the lens and I went to work photographing everything around me.
I was part of the first graduating class of Urbana High School in Ijamsville, MD back in 1999 and spent some time in the darkroom there studying film photography. I graduated with a bachelor of science in business from Wake Forest University in 2003, while also spending 1/2 year abroad studying business at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.
After graduation I joined the adidas Corp. in their Sports Licensed Division working alongside the NFL and NBA (which was so fun!) I loved my job there but craved going back to my creative artistic roots. I completed photography classes in digital photography, digital processing, and lighting at the Indianapolis Art Center and loved every minute. I started my photography business in 2008 and left adidas to move to full time photographer in 2009. I have photographed over a thousand families in that time and can truly say I cherish each and every session I’ve held.
I love photographing newborns because there is nothing like the excitement of a new human welcomed into the world. All of the tiny details are mixed with such huge anticipation that the photos end up being the most peaceful reminder of the beauty of new life. Maternity, baby, child and family photography for me also stem from this same truth – that the memories we share together are precious and joyful and are worthy of documenting. A parent once told me that seeing my photo of their newborn baby was like seeing her for the first time, and falling in love with her all over again. My family session clients tell me repeatedly that our sessions are a day they look forward to all year long, as it’s one of their favorite days together as a family. I take great joy in documenting these milestones in families’ lives.
My passions include travel, baking and cooking(ok true, eating), music, anything ocean related, hilarious cat memes, animals and my friends and family. I live with my husband, my son Heath (11) and daughter Siena (9), 2 cute cats, and one naughty bernedoodle puppy, enjoying the good life one day at a time!
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