There are many things I enjoy in this life, but photography is one of my most beloved.

Please explore some of my photography below and contact me if you are interested in booking a session or if you are interested in purchasing prints.

 

FINE ART

During my downtime, I like to take photos of the scenery around me. Though this is usually restricted to the plants I find in my yard and the surrounding areas, I do occasionally manage to get out to explore areas beyond the boundaries of my own neighborhood.

LIFESTYLE

I have been taking photos professionally off and on since about 2012 when I first opened a photography business with my husband. While my husband devotes the majority of his time now to podcasting and being a stay-at-home dad, I have decided to continue on with our original professional photography endeavors.

PERSONAL

As mentioned above, I love to take photos in all aspects of my life. Many of my favorite moments have been captured by myself or my husband in the past several years and are shared on  my Instagram, Flickr, and 500px accounts for your additional viewing if so desired. 

Art is Inspiration

 

I am inspired by nature. I love to garden and to explore expansive landscapes. If I could, I would live in the middle of nowhere with nothing but myself, my garden, and my family to keep my company. I might also keep a few animals like horses, cows, and chickens, and I would sit on my wraparound porch with a coffee and book in hand. These photos are my inspiration. This is the life that I dream of. 

 

People are Unique

 

When I am asked to take a photo of someone, I am not okay just counting to three and snapping a photo. I like to catch a person in thought or action. I especially love taking photos of children who have not yet developed that sense of self-awareness that pervades so many of our photos these days. I aim to capture that true self that comes through when people are less aware of the camera.

 

Family is Everything

 

My family has always been important to me. As I traveled across the world when I was a little girl, it was always my family who was there with me. It has also been a great experience in my life to grow my own family, and so I take great pleasure in capturing those moments for others as well.

 
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Love Overcomes

 

There are many things that can be said about love and devoting one's life to another person. In my own marriage, I have encountered many a moment that causes me some pause. I look back on the first days that we were together and think about who we were then and then compare that to who we are now. There was a lot of growing that took place in the last 10 years that we have been together, and there will be much growing to take place still. But, if there's one thing to be said about our marriage and all the challenges we've encountered and all the things we have been through, it is this. Love overcomes anything, and you will never be the same without one another. You will be better. While I no longer believe in the fairy tale romance that I believed in as a little girl, I still like to believe that there is such a thing as an everlasting love that can overcome anything. And, it is my great pleasure to capture some of that love and affection people have for one another in a photo. It will never do justice to the real thing, but it can at least give one pause to think about those great moments of triumph and of bliss.