My style. . .
My work is clean, classic, emotive. My sessions are laid-back to allow everyone to relax and be themselves. I am drawn to pictures that show candid emotions and connections between people and seek to capture these moments in my sessions. For me, pictures are a way to remember things long forgotten about my children, our family and life in general. I go to each session with this in mind – creating snapshots of memories for your family to enjoy over and over again.
My sessions. . .
During a session I make it a point to create an environment where people can relax so I can capture real, uninhibited emotions. There is no need to tell the kids to sit still and smile for the camera. . . in fact it is more interesting if you don’t! I shadow kids, observing them on their level, doing what they want to be doing. I might make a suggestion, however if they do not want to do it, I don’t push it. By letting them be them, I always find something amazing to photograph.
Me. . . .
I am a wife, mother, artist, crafter, advocate, leader. . . I grew up on the East Coast but have lived in MN so long you would think I would have gotten use to just how cold the winters are – yet I find myself mystified every year. In addition to three kids, my husband and I have three cats and a dog. Life is full, even chaotic at times, and I love it.
I root for the underdogs. I hate fighting. I love learning new things. I am quiet in large groups and chatty in small ones. I have a strong work ethic and believe if you are going to do something, you should do it well. I am a bit of a perfectionist – though kids have a way of breaking you of that.
I am a foodie who hates to cook (luckily my husband keeps the kids and I well fed). I avoid grapefruit, sesame oil and coffee at all costs. The best ice cream in the world is Raspberry Chocolate Chip from Sebastian Joe’s. My B.A. degree is in Mathematics and Women’s Studies. I have always wished I was a bookworm. I love to sing and use it to distract or calm children at sessions – usually unconsciously.
If you have any questions or would like to more information about sessions and pricing, just contact me.