I remember the first time I got my photo professionally taken, I cried only for the fact that in that very moment, I felt beautiful, happy, like I can truly be myself, and trusted the process. I had never felt more confident looking at a picture ever, especially of myself. And ever since that moment I knew, that is EXACTLY how I want to make others feel. I want to bring out your true personality and emotion to tell a story through your photos, so you can feel the exact same way you did at that moment every time you look at it. I want you to know when you work with me, you will feel comfortable, confident, and that you're in the right hands.
Let’s tell a story that can never look like anyone else, but you. And my promise to you is, it will all be real, all you have to do is unapologetically be yourself
I was born and raised in a small town north of Chicago. I love my dogs, my morning coffee (if I haven’t had it don’t talk to me) and being able to spend time with the people I love. I’m a huge people pleaser and always end up putting everyone before myself (oops), but that’s why I love what I do. Because when it comes down to one of the biggest days of your life that you’ll remember forever, you want to make sure you are taken care of and can enjoy the ride to the rest of your life with your soulmate.
Why choose me?
I don't make many promises, but I can promise that together we can make something real and unique like you've never seen before. Because you aren't basic, you aren't just like everyone else, you are unique in your own way and I do everything in my power to capture you exactly the way you are. And that it's my mission to make sure you're 100% satisfied with the outcome.
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Life is so painfully short
So we have to enjoy each breath we take on this earth with the people we love, and preserve the memories with them.
If you got this far and want to know why I REALLY do what I do, here is exactly why.
(Trigger warning, it’s a lil sad)
My father died right before I turned 16. It was to this day the hardest time in my life. Nothing compares to the loss of someone so close to you. It was unexpected, right after the holidays, and really hard to wrap my head around. I have a few things that I hold oh so near to my heart, and that ladies and gentlemen, is photos.
My dad was such a photo phenetic it was insane, but I love him so much for it. He captured so many moments of my life, growing up, day to day life on the old Sony camcorder, and all those disposable camera prints from your local drugstore. I always used to hate it, but now? God.
I thank him every day for that gift of memories he left me with. All the smiles, the laughs, the cries, the things that easily would've just been a blur in my mind... is preserved forever. All the moments I hated being in front of the camera, that I have now because of him, I cherish for the rest of my life.
I will make it my mission to capture every single detail from start to finish of your special day, to make sure it is preserved for years to come, just as it was. As they say a picture tells a thousand words, so let’s write the best novel money could never buy.
I work to capture who you are, around so many people that love you, and hope to bring happy tears to your eyes twenty years from now.
Things I love
Giggles & NJ
Mom & Dad
So let's chat a bit...
My style is true to life and natural (& pretty damn unique) so when you look back at your photos you feel like you are still there in that moment. My goal is for you to soak in all the little things that make up your big day while I take care of all the work. As much as I would love to take all couples that come my way, wedding photography is like a blind date! Let's chat and see if we'll be a good fit for each other to capture your milestones of life. I so look forward to hearing from you!