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    Thanks for stopping by! I started my business in 2007 shortly after the birth of my daughter, it felt like time was slipping away like a thief in the night. There were so many moments I wanted to hold on to. For me, photography isn't about a staged moment with manufactured, on cue smiles. It's about freezing time to capture a feeling in a fleeting moment. I've found that behind my camera I could see life unfolding and it seemed magical. And I Ioved it. My camera is a conduit of my quest for beauty and connections that I want to preserve. Years from now I want to remember how I felt, provoking emotions and memories that have long past... and I think you will too. I pour my heart and soul into each session. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and I would be honored to tell yours. This is my art and passion, I can't imagine doing anything else. I'm inspired by films, music, and fashion. Amy Poehler is my alter ego. Life is weird, unpredictable, adventurous, sentimental, and so much fun! It's quite a ride... let's go somewhere.

    I encourage all potential clients to shop around. Compare photographer portfolios. There are a ton of photographers out there- one for every budget. See what you like... and what you don't. Photography isn't a brand, it's about finding someone that connects with you... a shared vision and style. Anyone can take a picture, especially with technology today. Not everyone can tell a story.

    Here I share personal projects, client work, amongst other things that inspire me. I try to blog at least once a week. So come back soon!

    Technical details: I am a film and digital photographer incorporating video in all of my sessions. I want you to truly have the finest experience and the greatest memories. Film creates a look that cannot be digitally replicated, digital is perfect for immediate gratification, and video tells a story of its own. I attend several workshops throughout the year all across the country with the industry's top photographers from around the world because I truly believe there is always more to learn, especially in this ever-changing industry... this keeps me inspired and humbled, while giving you the very best.

Women’s March // Part I

We march because we love, not because we hate.

Compassion for all is what actually makes America great.

Divisiveness and fear tear us all down,

Cleft in half, broken, ashes strewn on the ground.

Facts are not optional,

human rights aren’t either…

To forgo, is to dance with The Deceiver.

Hear our pleas;

See our pain,

we are ALL human just the same.

Discern past party lines,

espouse mercy for the marginalized.

Women are not objects to be sexualized.

We are your mothers, sisters, daughters, and lovers.

We are the strong, intellectual, COURAGEOUS other.

We are an array of many colors, shapes, and sizes.

Our worth is not ordained by what men surmise.

I had a dream we would all come together… majority and minorities,

those of us who share in human priorities.

Truth, dignity, and kindness matter

In the absence of these, the world is a disaster.

I see it’s crumbling, the ground is shaking.

Democracy doesn’t work when the White House is faking.

Alternate facts are egregious lies, and sensational fake news too,

It may have induced some, but the majority saw through.

We are not going away anytime soon.

We will fight for truth. A pledge. A mission.

The world is watching, especially our children.

Wee hearts crushed, to see a bully win,

Name calling, deceit…. even P-U-T-I-N.

There’s no mandate, Trump’s not the “second coming” to even suggest so, means to stand for nothing.

We are a tribe of women scorned,

Stronger together… a resistance is born.

Raising up a new generation of strong girls, unity and truth their anthem.

Critical thinkers and love warriors,

not duped by “us” or “them” disposition.

Rise up, every sister and brother…

there’s no such thing as “the other.”

Libert // Bloomington IL Family Photographer

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I’ve been photographing Miles since Melissa’s maternity session. Meeting up with them always tugs on my heartstrings. Watching Miles grow up has been such a privilege for me… it’s my favorite thing about being a photographer! Sharing in these little moments. Magic.

DIE HARD CUBS FANS. Documenting the historic win. Whoop!

As always, time goes by way too fast.

Malibu, California

A weekend away… California has my heart. Hiking, beaching, eating, relaxing. Repeat.

“I believed in a good home, in sane and sound living, in good food, good times, work, faith and hope. I have always believed in these things. It was with some amazement that I realized I was one of the few people in the world who really believed in these things without going around making a dull middle class philosophy out of it. I was suddenly left with nothing in my hands but a handful of crazy stars.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road