Artist | Entrepreneur | Visual Storyteller
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!
Photography is more than my job, its my passion! I am an Inspirer and pride myself on having optimal people skills in my daily routine of handcrafting portraits. My international experience behind the camera has sculpted me into a creative, resourceful and quick thinking artist in any situation. What can I say, I love working with people and I work well under pressure.
As an experienced destination wedding photographer and spirited extrovert, I blend into any environment and social group with ease. Weddings are my forte ~ I am discerning, disarming and will happily learn everyones names.
I interpret the mood of the day, in search of candid moments and offering gracefully direction when needed. My fashion photography training in San Francisco reflects in my unique style today. I am more than a photographer, I’m a director, producer, location scout, mediator, consul and wedding concierge just to name a few. 💗
I was taught 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 two decades has pushed me to become a better photographer. There’s simply no substitute for experience and true talent when it comes to exceptional fine art wedding photography.
My motto ~ Why follow when you can lead!?
As Seen in…
I have been featured in: The Knot, Martha Stewart, Chicago Bride, Grace Ormonde, La Novia, Wisconsin Bride and Wedding Wire.
Martha Stewart Weddings named me one of the top 10 best photographers in the Midwest! 💌
My Artistic Flow
My other passions include cooking because it relaxes me. I enjoy creating unique meals and desserts for family & friends (because food = love) while listening to feel good music such as New Orleans jazz, BPM, salsa & reggae. I’ve put together a collection of healthy dishes in my 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!
On A Personal Note
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.
🌸I live in a world of possibilities, loving people and exciting new experiences. Personality is everything and thats why I’m eager to have a creative meeting with new clients…it’s essential to see if we click.
🌸Patience is my strong point. This helps when I am photographing newborns and toddlers also when I’m taking care of my mother who has dementia.
🌸Leading & communicating have always come naturally for me. By keeping a dialogue going it clears the airwaves and avoids any miscommunication. Basically we’re all on the same page.
🌸Disarming heated situations and bringing people together is my gift. I never shy away from a dilemma, instead I find a way to turn a problem into a solution.
🌸Empathy is my soft spot, I truly care about other people. I see a positive potential in everyone and I enjoy helping others.
🌸As a spirited extrovert I draw my energy from being actively involved in events with social interaction. I enjoy moving into action and energizing other people.
Aside from work I consider myself an adventure addict, from white water rafting 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 as well as several animal rescue groups including New Pawasbility in Oshkosh Wi. I believe in being the voice for children and animals that cannot speak for themselves. There is always so much going on in my life, I’m eager to conquer the next day!
Thanks for stopping by, Namaste 🌿