I am an Illinois based lifestyle photographer specializing in engagements, weddings, families and newborn photography.
I also photograph bands, baby showers, birthdays, just about any event--I can do! I photograph images for publicity/advertising as well.
I offer expert album design for any collection(s) of photos.
An Illinois native, I love creating outstanding work for clients seeking something beautiful, artistic, emotional and real. I have worked as a professional photographer since 2005 and feel so blessed to be doing what I love.
One of my greatest joys is when my work is featured in a cherished album of a couple I've photographed, or prominently displayed on the walls in the homes of families or individuals who have asked me to document the important moments and milestones in their lives.
I am the mother to a wonderful and high-spirited little boy. He is my constant photo subject, inspiration, and my whole heart.
MY STYLE + PHILOSOPHY
I am a lifestyle photographer; which means I excel at capturing a lot of different kinds of events, milestones, and images. I photograph both indoor and outdoor and don't like to commit to any one "style". What I CAN promise you is clean crisp, beautiful images you will absolutely treasure! Whatever the occasion or need.
I really enjoy high definition, vibrant, crisp, and clean images. Upon request I can also create a vintage feel to your memories. We can go softer, or more detailed. Depending on the look you seek.
Stylized sessions: we can create themes, pose you, match your outfits, use photo props, and I can give direction if you'd like. I have a lot of fun creating scenes and themes. Great for holidays--as the scene can be set for any occasion. Ideal for newborns and small children as we can pose them, keep them comfortable and warm in their own home, in my home studio or "on site" at a specific location. Stylized sessions are also perfect for families looking for a more "commercial" type of imagery--posing, props, matching outfits even if you wish!
Lifestyle documentation; expect to play, laugh, love on one another and for me to capture you "in your natural state"/daily lifestyle, with minimal direction from me. Think of me as not even there! I will give some direction, but really I want to see you as you are. With this style I aim to capture the human condition in all it’s glorious splendor. Laughter, tears, boo-boos—these are all a part of life. I love the photo of my twin brother and I as toddlers with my father and grandfather...us kids just standing in front of him, me not even smiling, eyes closed, holding a crayon...brother "eating" a notebook. I love photos of grooms emotional at the altar as they see their bride for the first time. True emotion often cannot be directed. These are captured memories, and It is my goal as a photographer to give you the same–life captured through honest story telling. These photos are as much for your children when they grow up, for your parents and friends to reminisce, as they are for your current Facebook page and your wallet.
Let's discuss what kind of images you are looking for, and what you want them to look like. I love getting creative! Or, you can put your trust in me to do what I do best. I promise--I've got this!
LET'S GET STARTED!
Please remember to include the following in your message:
What service are you interested in? Wedding, engagement photos, newborn photos, family photos, other (please specify).
Estimated photography budget.
Tell me about your wedding or event...and a little about you!