Yes, that's me, my husband, and our sweet(often rowdy) boys! My family is what drives me to capture and preserve memories, because as time passes photographs gain an immeasurable value and are our only link to look back on those fleeting moments. Newborns and children are my favorite subjects to capture--I can't think of anything more special than a fresh, brand new baby. My Studio Space is located in downtown Niles, Michigan, and I also travel for In-Home/On location sessions all over our Michiana Area. And I'm also available for travel; recently I was flown to Florida to capture an amazing adoption journey (blog to come soon)! I also love working with families because giving the gift of authentic, loving portraits to a mom is one of the best parts of my job. I am part of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and have been inducted as a member to the NAPCP (National Associaton of Professional Child Photographers), and last year I was a finalist for their annual Best Emerging Child Photographer Competition. Being a part of professional associations helps me stay current and continue to further my education as a professional photographer. Although it's no longer my primary career, I am also a long-time Registered Nurse, and most parents find this very comforting, because handling newborns and photographing them safely is second nature to me. Safety should always be the first consideration when photographing newborns, always! On occasion, I even notice things for parents to point out to their doctor or have given comfort to them regarding the status of what baby's umbilical cord/stump looks like. I feel very fortunate to have worked in healthcare for so many years, but I am a creative at heart and THIS is my calling.
It is never too early to schedule your newborn session; I accept a limited number of newborns to work with each month to have flexibility with due dates so often times my calendar does fill up. Contact me using the button below so we can start planning your session. Ask about my baby plan that covers timeless photos of your baby from Newborn through his/her 1st Birthday.
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My style can be characterized as vibrant, romantic, and timeless, and I strive to provide portraits that will withstand trends. Therefore, I focus most on composition, correct lighting, and authenticity when capturing your photos. I use my camera and equipment as tools to bring my artistic vision to life, and I'm thrilled anytime a client hires me with that in mind. My Studio is located in Niles, Michigan or I am happy to meet at your location. I serve all of the Michiana communities: St. Joseph, Buchanan, Berrien Springs, Niles, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg, Cassopolis, and in Indiana: Granger, Goshen, Elkhart, Mishawaka, and South Bend. I'm also available for travel. Read some client praises here.