My love for photography began in high school and started as a creative outlet; a way for me to express my feelings and emotions with something other than words. I remember arriving early and staying late at school to work on my images in the dark room (yes, the dark room!). Through college, I focused my studies on programs such as photojournalism, graphic design and fine art photography, and my first job out of college was working for a newspaper as a staff photographer and photo technician. While I knew that documenting life through a lens was what I was meant to do, I also knew that working at the newspaper wasn't where my heart was. I took a leap of faith and decided to try photographing a few weddings to see if it was something that I enjoyed; and in the end I feel like I really found my true calling.
After I started my business in Pennsylvania in 2009, my husband decided in 2010 to pursue a job opportunity in Wisconsin. It was a difficult transition in the sense that I did a lot of traveling to PA for weddings, and I had to start all over in a new state that I wasn't familiar with; but, it turned out to be an amazing journey. I worked a few jobs here and there while I built up my Wisconsin clientele and in 2011 I was able to focus my attention on photographing weddings and engagements full-time.
My style continuously develops over the years, and I love to learn new techniques to make each couple's wedding photographs something unique and interesting. In a way, I like to think of myself as a creative problem solver; someone who can take any situation that is thrown my way and turn it into something beautiful. The one constant that always remains is my documentary approach which is ever present throughout the day, capturing little moments that really tell the story of each couple's wedding.
While I find that wedding photography is my heart and soul, I have begun to branch out to other photographic avenues as well. Whether it be boudoir, families or even babies, I've learned that I am enjoying other aspects of capturing life beyond the wedding day.
And to me, that's what this is all about -- capturing a moment in time.