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  • Hello there…

    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.

Grace // Senior 2017

central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-40central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-39central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-38central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-37central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-36central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-35central-catholic-high-school-senior-photographer-34Being “seen” in one of the hardest things in life. It’s dripping, like sap, with vulnerability. I think Brene Brown says it best…

“Authenticity is a collection of choices we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. To be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”

Authenticity is bare beauty. No masks, no walls, no facades. The sap of life.

Thanks, Grace, for showing up and being beautiful. Inside and out.

Be seen.

Atlanta Street Photography

 *not a political suggestion one way or the other- captured history in the making. I am incredibly inspired by the works of Vivian Mair and Diane Arbus- their work speaks to me. I enjoy studying an image and dissecting what’s living in the frame. What prompted the click of the shutter? What did the artist feel in the moment? As the viewer, I want to feel something from an image. That’s been my philosophy as I have evolved in the art. I no longer care to take the shots that are manufactured and lifeless. Anyone can take a snapshot of a doctored moment. Perfect isn’t real- so trying capturing a rendition of it doesn’t appeal to me. I’ll leave that to the artists who do feel something in that.  I want to be pushed creatively, otherwise, I will fall in the rut of monotony.

The above project was a small project I worked on. Street photography is much harder than I thought. I didn’t want to exploit, especially given the sensitivities of today’s culture. However, at the same time, I did’t want to interrupt the seamlessness of moment.  Some of the subjects above, I asked permission. I’m not sure Vivian ever did, studying her subjects suggests she did not.

You can see Vivian’s work here. Diane’s here.

And more of my street photography here and here.



 Ella wearing my dress. Oddly charming and scary at the same time. Who is this kid?!

There is magic tucked in corners,

away from casual view.

You have to look for it,

things you never knew.

The “every day” ordinary, slipping from your hands…

You hardly seem to notice,

you’re too focused on where you land.

Fast forward 20 years, and what will matter most?

Is it the illusion of perfection

or the fleeting moment’s ghost.

All of this is temporary and the illusion is a lie.

Stop chasing empty things, they are deceit in disguise.

Beauty is in front of you… open your eyes.




The Shaws // At home

Home is real.

Vulnerability tucked in crevices.

Your safe haven, where you, the real YOU resides.

Worldly walls vanish, opening the door to the sweet spot of your life.

The tenderness of family so ripe, its aroma infectious.

Smiles and laughter swell.

Flooding the frame with the pure joy of you.

This is the story of your life.

 London did not find me amusing. At. All.  But look at that flower in her hair…  9 rescue dogs, 2 kids, and all the feels.