Behind the camera...

I grew up in the small town of Monticello, Iowa and moved to Cedar Rapids following my graduation from the University of Northern Iowa.  Shortly after I moved, I landed my first real job out of college where I met my husband, Nick, now of four years. About a year after we met we adopted a puggle named Lucy.  She has become my "baby" who over the years I have spoiled possibly a little too much. When I'm not behind my camera, you will find me spending time with Nick and Lucy on our backyard patio or we might be lounging on the couch watching a Netflix movie or binge watching a TV show. We love Netflix!  I can also be found traveling the country with Nick, spending time with our families, having a girls' night with my closest friends, or grabbing a bite to eat at a local restaurant.

How it all began...

My photography journey all started when I was researching photographers for my wedding. It piqued my interest about professional photography. A few months after our wedding I purchased my first DSLR camera and played around with it immediately. Since I don't have children at home, Lucy became my main subject to photograph. As I would capture eye-catching photos of her, my love for photography grew. I wanted to learn as much as I could about this art. One of my best friends suggested I take photos of her children for more practice. Since that photo session, things took off for me. I started receiving multiple requests from friends, family, and co-workers to take photos for their families. The more photos I took, the more I saw myself improve. I then realized all I wanted to do was spend time perfecting my work. Every spare moment I had I would watch online webinars and YouTube videos, read photography tutorials, joined photography groups to learn from other successful photographers about the business, and followed successful photographers located around the world on social media to learn from their work. 

Follow your arrow...

I can honestly say I've found my passion and as I continue to learn more about photography and how to improve my work, that passion continues to grow.  

Creating beautiful pictures for my clients brings me so much joy.  These pictures tell a story of one's life: a milestone one has experienced; the love one has for another; the emotions one is feeling in that exact moment; and a family as it continues to grow. I would love to share my passion with you and be the photographer who captures your story, preserving those special moments in your life that can be cherished and remembered from generation to generation.