A bit about me…

A portrait photographer serving Oconomowoc, Delafield, Pewaukee, Hartland, Sussex, Dousman, Eagle, Wales, Ixonia, Brookfield, Waukesha, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose passion is storytelling through her lens.

When I walk into someone’s home the first thing I notice is the images they choose to put on their walls.  These tell stories and that is what stirs my heart.  I love telling stories through my imagery and my goal every session is to make artwork worthy of looking at every single day on your walls.  Families snuggled up, laughing and enjoying each other, chubby little toes on babies that grow too fast, sweet fleeting moments of siblings playing together celebrating a shared childhood…these images transport you immediately to another time and place that may have been forgotten without them.  I love the relationships I’ve built with my clients, learning their stories, playing with their children and making portrait sessions natural and fun.

People have described my style and classic and timeless.  While I do enhance my images by hand-editing each one, I do not alter images so much that they do not look authentic.  My goal is that my imagery will stand the test of time and never look dated.  Candid, “in-the-moment” photographs are my favorite and I love catching those between more traditional posed shots.

My story…
I’m married to my soul mate who is a true romantic and my biggest fan.  We have four little boys who bring laughter and crazy fun to our Oconomowoc home every single day.  Wrangling those four active boys has prepared me so well for working with children!  That and my previous career (teaching) have both made me masterful in redirecting the upset sweetheart who missed her nap, capturing the energetic boy who does not like sitting still, and quietly warming up to the shy child hiding behind mommy.  Reading children is one of my specialties and a challenge I welcome every chance I get.

The technical stuff…
I’ve been blessed to have my work recognized by both the local and worldwide photography community, reaching finalist status two consecutive years (2015/2016) in the Shoot & Share contest and winning first place in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Photography Contest in 2004.  My work has been published in The Milky Way Magazine, a well-known photography publication.  I’m on Team Canon and have a series of L glass professional lenses.  If you’re ever interested in learning more about my gear bag I’m happy to talk your ear off so just say the word!

Having timeless images of your beautiful moments is an investment you will never regret.  I would be honored to help document your story and create beautiful imagery that stirs your hearts each time you look at your walls.