After spending seven years in a research office at a large University, I’d had enough. I needed something different, but mostly I needed to start doing what I loved for a change. So, in 2008 I took a summer off and headed out to Montana to attend the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.
It was there I learned how to turn my passion into a career. I trained under industry greats. I became a master of my camera. I learned how to take control technically and creatively, while at the same time let myself go and become immersed in a moment. I met a lot of new people, some of whom have become life-long friends. I had a ton of fun.
My photography style blends the attention to detail and need for order that was required in my first career, with the creativity and artistic freedom I learned to express while in school.
In one word, I would describe my work as authentic.
I use natural light to represent my subjects in true color and pure black & white – a timeless testament of who you (or your children) truly are, without the distractions of the latest processing techniques or studio lighting.
I take my job seriously, and strive to deliver only the highest quality images. But, at the same time, I value my relationships with my clients. I’m an introvert by nature, but I seek to challenge myself to get to know my clients and share a bit of myself as well. After all, you are inviting me into your life and trusting me with things that are very personal, precious, and important – your family, your newborn baby, your senior portraits.
I have a small studio, just right for newborns and infants, in our home in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. Portraits of toddlers, children, and adults take place outside at the location of your choice.
Apart from photography, most of my time is devoted to chasing my adorable 1-year-old around and keeping her out of trouble! When I get some free time, I enjoy binge-watching TV with my husband, taking walks around the many lakes and parks the Twin Cities has to offer, trying new restaurants, visiting family, and getting together with friends for a night of board games.
Thank you for visiting! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you!