Hello! Glad you could stop by. If you’re looking for a photographer who will take time to get to know you, who wants to know your story, you’re at the right place. I have come to believe I speak through my camera and without it, part of my voice would be gone.
I didn’t study photography in college, but I grew up with a camera in my hand. In Arizona, where I was born, my father worked for a professional photographer to help pay his way through graduate school. Thus, he acquired several nice cameras and lenses and shared what he learned with his three daughters. But when I think back on my childhood, it was my mother who always had a camera in tow. She documented (and still does!) every holiday, event, vacation, and hike in the woods. From her, I gained an appreciation for the importance of capturing special moments in our lives. To this day, she makes an album for every trip she and my father take. Each summer, my kids spend a week at their grandparents’ house and come home with a precious photobook full of snapshots. I treasure these books–and so do my children; they will always evoke sweet memories of their grandparents.
When my family moved to Franklin 9 years ago, I began studying photography in earnest. Before I knew it, I was traveling to conventions and workshops all over the continent, studying with some of the industry-recognized best photographers in the world to perfect my craft. I have never been content with “average” or “status quo”, and push myself on both the creative and business side to offer the best possible photography and experience for my clients. I devour photography magazines as well as business books and articles. I have become obsessed with light and how it sets a scene in a movie or image. Portrait photography, for me, it about more than just getting the technical aspects correct; it’s about incorporating the emotions and personalities of my subjects–much like my mother did.
I strive to create images of your family you will treasure for a lifetime. That is why we schedule time to meet with you prior to the shoot to discuss particulars of your family: favorite styles and colors, locations, relationships, maybe even quirky things we can use during the session to personalize your images. We also want you to get to know us: our style, our approach, our perspective. This consultation gives you the opportunity to determine whether I am the best photographer for your family.
I sincerely hope to meet you soon and discuss your session. We think very highly of our clients and truly regard them as friends by the time they pick up their finished images.