I started this business when I was just 19 years old and I still can’t believe I get to call this my career. I'm so passionate about creating emotional and nostalgic imagery and nothing makes my heart happier than producing meaningful photos that share your unique story of connection, beauty, and truth. Working with amazing people to bring their own stories to life, while providing them with timeless and tangible heirlooms is the most meaningful part of what I do.
I used to sit on the floor in my room and paint for hours. I definitely destroyed my fair share of carpeting. I’m sure my parents were thrilled when I started using a camera for my creative outlet! I was about 7 years into my photography journey when I shot my first family session, and immediately fell in love with the joyful portraits, the fast paced environment, and the reality that those photos are going to be apart of your family for generations. All it took was one family session for me to see the magic in each and every one.
If you are anything like me, you don’t take the important things nor the little things for granted. I put so much value on my relationships with my friends and family because quite honestly, I don’t know when I’ll get to see them again. The most important people in my life live in different zip codes, different states, and even in different countries. But every time we’re together, you bet your butt you’ll find me with a camera in my hand. Each moment with my favorite people in the world is unique and precious,
So my mission is to be that photographer for you, to capture these moments for you. I want you to have these keepsakes that will be treasured and cherished forever. But photography aside, I’m just bubbly & quirky someone who loves the ultra meaningful bits of life as well as the free-spirited side of things. I love adventures, but I’ve also seen The Office from beginning to end ten times. I love making lists (for pretty much everything), but I’m also down to go with the flow. I love to craft and hula hoop. And sometimes I dye my hair pink. And sometimes purple. I also have a deep appreciation for nature and the cosmos. But the most important side of me is my intense love for photography. And I care about your memories and your moments just as much as I care about my own.
Tanner is my right-hand man when it comes to shooting weddings with me. We primarily shoot in Indiana and throughout the Midwest, but we also LOVE to travel. I couldn't imagine shooting a single wedding without him, but I'll let him stay home with our two kitties while I'm with you for your family session. You won't need two photographers there to make your session even more chaotic!
In the summer, we can't get enough of being outside (we especially love taking super long naps in our hammock). And we recently discovered a love for skydiving and kayaking! We go on long drives at night, and the best part is pulling over to look for shooting stars. I'm in love with watching sunsets and Tanner loves it when it rains. We are big on nature and adventures are our jam. But at the end of the day, we just love to cuddle up with our kitties and laugh together at our most recent Netflix binge.
Tanner and I have known each other for 18 years! We met at our elementary school bus stop when I was 6 years old! I used to put flowers and love notes in his mail box as my way of flirting and he would tease me from across the sidewalk as we walked home from school. Tanner moved away soon after we met, but we reconnected during our first high school drumline practice (yes, we were huge band geeks!).
At the end of our first date, he walked me to my car (mind you it was winter), and I slipped on the ice! How embarrassing, right? But it wasn't so bad, because Tanner caught me before I hit the ground! For my first date, I thought that moment was THE definition of romance! And he's been sweeping me off my feet since!