Artist. Entrepreneur. Visual Storyteller.
My passion for being behind the camera has professionally evolved over the past 18 years, giving me both technical and artistic skills that builds upon my natural eye for details. As a well-traveled photographer, I thrive on the variety of working environments and subjects, which keeps my ideas and images fresh and captivating. As an Artist I interpret the mood of a wedding, gracefully giving direction without anyone looking posed. My fashion photography training in San Francisco & Chicago reflects in my unique style today. I am more than a wedding photographer…I’m a director, producer, location scout, problem solver, and wedding concierge just to name a few!
Thanks to my Parents I’ve always had a natural confidence and fun-loving spirit that puts my subjects at ease allowing me to capture honest emotion. I create a comfort zone and provoke a playful side allowing my clients to relax in front of the camera. Over the past 18 years I have photographed many weddings throughout Mexico & Europe from News Anchors, Professional Soccer Players and Actresses. There is no secret formula for my success. I’ve survived the past 18 years as a full time professional photographer due to my hard work, long hours, and persistence! I aspire for excellence, not settling for but striving to be better. My motto ~ Why follow when you can lead!
I was brought up old school by learning the art of photography on a medium format film camera. I worked at photo lab developing film, burning and dodging prints before photo shop existed. I was taught composition, lighting, and had to know my f- stops because there was no such thing as a digital back to preview images. All of my time and training over the past 18 years pushed me to become a better photographer. I feel that calling yourself a photographer means you have paid your dues, quit all other jobs and completely committed yourself to being a full time artist!
I have been featured in numerous publications including The Knot, Martha Stewart, Chicago Bride, & Grace Ormonde, La Novia, Wisconsin Bride and Wedding Wire. I understand all of the hard work and effort that goes into each and every image at a wedding. I am detailed orientated and never overlook anything. I craves challenges and never shy away from “a demanding client or situation. There’s simply no substitute for experience and true talent when it comes to exceptional fine art wedding photography.
My other passions include cooking because it relaxes me. I enjoy creating exotic dishes for my husband and our close friends (because food = love) while listening to my favorite music (salsa & reggae). I’m working on publishing a healthy cookbook ~ The Goodie Bandit. I believe in the power of yoga, massage, and organic vegan cuisine for a healthy heart and soul. Three words that best describe me ~ Ambitious, Enthusiastic and Dedicated!
My photography drives me, it’s what keeps me going all day until I hit the sack about 4 am or later. It’s the art of creating something new that gets me up in the morning. Aside from work I consider myself an adventure addict, from camping in Montana and skiing in Vancouver to scuba diving in Cozumel and zip lining in Costa Rica. I am a supporter of the Boy & Girls club of the Fox Valley, the Fox Cities Preforming Art Center as well as several animal rescue groups including Pawasbility in Oshkosh Wi. I believe in being the “voice” for children and animals and helping in any way I can.
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