While growing up, I developed a strong sense of family and found a passion for art. Combining these two passions I began my studies in art and education at Webster University. My journey through teaching took me to an unexpected place: a kindergarten room. While not my first choice, it was where my mini artists-in-training taught me my first lessons about working with kids. My own kids have furthered my education and experience in dealing with young children while enriching my life and reinforcing my strong family values.
After making the hard decision to put my teaching career on hold to spend more time with my children, I began my own in-home daycare. The little treasures I cared for brought me joy and surprised me day after day. I am so greatful that I was able to share in their lives and watch as they grew and learned. While I was running the daycare, I felt a need to capture each silly, crazy and fun moment of the day so their parents could partake in all of the fun. My mom, who gives me inspiration, gave me my first camera and started me off on the new path to photography. That new camera coupled with the silly daycare kids and my passion for art sent me on a journey that has changed my life. Fast forward almost ten years from the time I held my first DSLR camera I am now a family boutique photographer.
Photography has given me another channel to express my passion for family and everything artistic. Every client has a story to tell and it's my job to tell it with authenticity and beauty. To the families that have allowed me to take your pictures and have been with me on this adventure, thank you. I hope you all enjoy the photos as much as I enjoy taking them. To everyone new: Welcome to the fun!