I'm so glad you're here!
WHAT I DO
Photography is not something that I do, photography is a way that i live.
My whole life, I’ve gone around asking my heart to stop moments so that I would not forget.
What I get to do with my camera is just that.
I shoot what my heart sees.
The moments - how they feel.
When you look at your images - no matter what kind they are, you will see the beauty of moments.
The unmatched emotion, and the value of time standing still for even a moment.
With my camera, I stop time.
And then, I give it back to you.
WHO I AM
I have been in the photography business since 2003.
I have traveled nationwide photographing commissioned assignments.
Some highlights: My images have been cited on the aol.com homepage, the Huffington Post,
the national wedding blog -“The Bride’s Cafe,” & author photos with Harper Collins & private publishing.
My commissioned work ranges from numerous local to nationally recognized corporations.
In recent years, I have expanded my studio once more with a fine art portraiture line, Essenza.
This line focuses on women ages 8-88, capturing the unique essence of a woman at every stage of life.
I am 41 years old. I always hated the fact that others guessed me to be far younger. I’ll take it gladly now :).
I got married in my century old home. We still live there.
The first time my husband kissed me, he told me that we would be married one day.
I never looked back. We were married 6 months later .
I started singing publicly when I was 2 years old. I hold my camera instead of a microphone these days.
I value relationships more than things.
I have a strange talent to make super cool things out of goodwill finds.
All 3 of my teenage kids (well, one is a tween:)) help me work my business now.
I love teaching them and allowing them to see firsthand, the result of hard work, dreams and relationships.
Jesus is my savior. I love him with my whole heart and serve and follow Him the very best that I can.