Behind the Lens
Thank you for stopping by. I am honored to have you view my work. I am a coffee drinking, bicycle riding, red lipstick wearing romantic. My career in the arts started in a more traditional setting, studying painting and drawing at the University of Cincinnati. I went on to study graphic design and photography at Northern Kentucky University, obtaining my BA in Visual Communication. I do love all of these mediums, but my true passion is photography. I hold photographs of my travels, my family, special places, and special people so dear to my heart. I take this passion into every portrait and wedding I photograph. When I attend a wedding, I want the images to have life and meaning. My approach is to photograph your day to capture the whole story and romance of it. My style is a mix of fine art photojournalism and editorial styled posing.
I primarily shoot digital images, and I have 2 Nikon camera bodies and several lenses that I tote to weddings and shoots. I also have a film camera that I bring (pictured with me here). It's been in my family since the early 80s and was passed to me by my uncle a few years ago. I mainly use that for my travel and personal photos, as it's a smaller and more rugged camera than my Nikon. But if time allows, you might see me whip this out on your wedding or engagement shoot!
I have had experience being on both sides of the camera, and I use my modeling background a lot when I am posing other subjects. I am actually represented by Heyman Talent as a model and actress! This definitely comes in handy when I am working with my clients. I thrive on making people shine and feel confident in front of my camera. Most importantly, I am a Christian, and I try my hardest to honor God with the creativity He has given me. I am so blessed to be doing what I love, and I thank God regularly for allowing me to use my gifts and talents in my career. It is only by His grace that I have made it to where I am today.