I’m so glad you’re here! I am a proud mom of five (only 2 left at home) & our rescue dog batman (Yes like the super hero). I grew up in Yakima, WA and moved to La Crosse, WI when I was in 8th grade and been here ever since! I stumbled into photography in Spring of 2018 when I had my youngest daughter Kinley. It was easily the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life, and I am so glad that I was naïve enough to think it was a good idea! It didn’t take long for me to become totally obsessed with all things photography and that passion lit a fire inside of me that seems to grow by the minute. Photography is so much more to me than taking a quick snapshot.
I have always been fascinated by human connection; the fact that we each have our own unique story, history, personality (quirks & all). I love that I am able to stop time for a moment with my camera and capture a small part of your story that will one day transport you back in time so you can feel all the emotions again. I live for real, raw moments and wrapping them up in a pretty, tangible package that will stand the test of time for decades to come. There are three things that set my soul on fire when it comes to photography. First off, and most importantly, light: I am obsessed with the way the sun illuminates our world and there is no better feeling than when that glow begins to filter through my lens and paint your photos with that extra special pop of magic. This is why all lifestyle sessions take place during golden hour, aka the last hour before sunset, as you just can’t get that glow at any other time of day.
Secondly, connection: I live for for capturing love and emotion through connection. You can expect to do a lot of interacting with your loved ones at my session and I am always mindful of how your hands and bodies are intertwined to show the purest form of love. You may feel a bit silly hugging all over your people out in a sun drenched field, but I can feel when these silly poses give way to real, honest emotion and that is where the real magic starts to happen.
Lastly, landscape: I have always loved nature and specifically wide open spaces. I grew up in the suburbs where everything felt piled on top, one after another. I am inspired by wide open fields, rolling hills, vast oceans, dense forests and every other landscape in between. There is something about nature that makes me feel at peace and I strive to bring that sense of wonder and vastness to your photos.