My Studio Space is located in downtown Niles, Michigan. I do travel for In-Home/On location sessions all over our Michiana Area, but I have also traveled as far as Miami for a job. I specialize in Weddings, Newborns, and Portraits(from professional headshots to fine art studio sessions)
Instead of booking me just because you need some photos taken, I’d love for someone to start off with something deeper like “how about you photograph my soul"?”
I am OVERJOYED to have had an image voted to be The WeddingDay Magazine’s best “real wedding photo” of 2018. I am part of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and have also 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. I’m often approached and hired from marketing agencies on the west cost to photograph local business professionals in our area for nationwide campaigns. I have photographed one of our Michigan State Senatorss and his family, in which my photos adorned their Christmas Cards sent out to 8,000 households in SW Michigan.
My husand and I are raising two VERY energetic little boys. We’ve started our adventure with homeschooling this year and although it terrifies me, I am successfully teaching my 5 year old to read. Prior to running my photography studio, I was a Registered Nurse for 10 years. Nursing has taught me valuable & priceless skills that have helped me be successful in this industry. It’s been helpful when working with Newborn Babies, because safety and health are so important when it comes to photographing newborns. Also, my background in nursing has taught me the leadership and critical thinking skills necessary for flawlessley capturing your busy and dynamic Wedding Day. I’ve never once encountered a “bridezilla” or had any mishaps on a wedding day…..but I believe that’s because I came in to the wedding industry with more knowledge on communicating and thinking quickly than the average beginner wedding photographer thanks to my nursing foundation.
A few fun facts: I wear the color black more than any other, I was adopted as an infant, I ALWAYS have a statement (larger) ring on my right hand, I do NOT like sushi or seafood, but I do love to cook and eat almost anything else, I am not an extreme health nut but I strive for a lifestyle of fitness & balance—meaning I’ve ran many 5k’s and even a half marathon but also we do eat lots of cookies around here <3, I am an early riser and am most productive between 5-6am, and we have a pretty adorable and crazy Pug that compliments our household well.
What I offer
I am a print based studio, meaning you’ll receive your photos as a final & finished product. My job is to help you decide how you best want to display the gorgeous images I create for you, and as I see it my job is not done until you have something tangible to look at and enjoy everyday as a result from your session. Of course you want a digital copy to show off to your friends and share online, and you’ll recieve a complimentary digital version & mobile app to do just that! High Resolution files with future printing rights are available to purchase as well (wedding packages automatically include high resolution files on a keepsake USB) My prints, albums, and wall pieces are produced in a professional lab and you’ll receive them in a quality that cannot be matched by any consumer print place. I truly believe I offer clients the best!! Clients on average will invest anywhere from $200-$1200 on their final print package, it is entirely up to your needs and budget as there is no minium on what you purchase beyond your initial sesison fee. If possible, I recommend booking your session 1-2 months in advance, 3-4 months before baby’s due date for a newborn session, and 9-12 months in advance for a wedding. Contact me today to get scheduled or request more information.
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