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Welcome to my Blog!

Stress free, fun, happy, colorful, casual are all things that describe a session with me.

I have always loved art and enjoyed creating things. It makes me happy . . . puts a skip in my step. My interest in photography started in high school, but really expanded once I had children. I now have 3 little ones of my own (that's us on the left), and I feel compelled to document their unique characteristics and personality traits with the camera. I like to capture moments, looks, glances, smiles, belly laughs, the beauty within them . . . everything about them I want to remember. My goal is to capture real moments and interactions. It is no different when I am at a session. I want to capture all of these things for you too.

People have described me as creative and passionate. I put both of these qualities to work in every session. I want you to love your images as much as I do. 

I also enjoy getting to know people and listening to their stories. That's why photography is such a good match for me. It brings my creative passion together with my love for people. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story as I document your unique characteristics with my camera.

Category Archives: My Family

mustache fun

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my girls . . .

  Taking advantage of all that beautiful summer light.

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under cover

I have not forgotten or given up on my photo a day / glimpses project!  I have the images and will get them up soon.  I was in Arizona over the weekend to second shoot a wedding with my very good friend Terry.  I had so much fun!  I seriously want to move to warm...

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feb 18 – enchanted

enchanted: utterly delighted or captivated; fascinated; charmed; magical I entered a competition and “enchanted” was the theme.  I told her to pretend she was in Narnia.  We are reading the books right now.

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capturing emotion

  My good friend Melissa is hosting a 12 Weeks of Summer photo challenge.  This week is “capturing emotion”.  Even though I took these several weeks ago, I couldn’t resist posting them for the challenge.  I love capturing my kids on rides like this.  So much emotion, so many colors, so much FUN!

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cottage update

I’ve taken to calling the house a cottage since that is really what we’re trying to build.  I’m sure these pictures look quite confusing.  My uncle calls it a fort because he cannot figure out what is going on with this cement wall sticking up out of the ground.  That makes me laugh.  Apparently the...

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vintage apron

It’s about time I got my camera out!  I’ve missed it.  I take a break each winter because of the weather, and spring finally looks like it is here to stay. My girl innocently put this apron on today and I rushed her outside to take some photos.  It was good to get back into...

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it’s been awhile . . .

The internet and I broke up.  We’re trying to work things out, but we’re not spending as much time together as we used to. The fact of the matter is that I have been struggling with dry eyes.  I always have a bit of a problem, but for about 2 1/2 weeks it was SEVERE....

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from october

My girls and my niece.  I love taking pictures of them.  As a mom I am so happy to have these images.  They are an absolute treasure.  I used about 60 images from this session in a book that I gave them for Christmas.

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skateboard and dinosaur

Here are a few more images that went into our family album that I haven’t shared before.  Speaking of the album, I wish I could show it to you in person.  I got the deluxe book from My Publisher with lay flat pages and custom photo cover . . . the pages are HUGE (11×15)....

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