Where to start?! How about my most important job, and that is being a mom and wife. I have 3 kids - Cayden (6), Dani Jo (5), and Izzie (3). My husband is Chris whom I'm sure you will meet as either my second shooter, or the crazy silly guy doing everything possible to get your little ones to smile (he is invaluable when it comes to that!)! :)
My love of photography started very young as I always had a camera, and was obsessed with taking pictures of my friends! I also took photos for my high school yearbook. I didn't start professionally until 5 years ago when I was pregnant with Cayden, and enrolled in photography courses through NYIP (New York Institute of Photography). This stemmed from a dream I always had, but wasn't able to pursue until I had the push to be a stay-at-home-parent. I wanted to be able to provide an income while being able to spend more time with my kids.
Another big push for me to pursue professional photography was my want/need to have high quality photos of my children to be able to cherish lifelong memories without breaking the bank!!! That is why it is very important for me to always provide affordable pricing to my clients, as I know how meaningful capturing these moments are and how sometimes it may not be possible on a tight budget.
A little more background information about myself - I was born and raised in Dubuque. I graduated from Loras College with a Bachelors Degree in Management and Finance, and a minor in Public Relations. I am still enrolled in NYIP - finishing my courses in Professional Photography, Portrait Photography and Photoshop.
I have a broad array of interests when it comes to photography - my main focus is portraits, but that includes anything from newborns to weddings. My first choice is always to shoot outdoors, on location, or in your home, but I also have a small studio space out of my home! I'm the one stop shop for all of your photography needs!