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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.

Random nothingness…


Check out my new template design…

She is one of my favorites.  A sample from my *project*.

Of note: I do offer custom logo designs and branding.  Takers?– contact me.

No better cure to the *winter blues* [Seriously–will “this” ever end?] than playing with a new lens.   Super crisp…dreamy color…worth every penny I spent….and a bit of design.



Chicago’s Segway to Summer [Chicago Child & Family Photographer]


This will sell out fast!  The print alone worth 75% of the fee.  You will get amazing photos from this session…I promise.  This location is fun, and did I mention gorgeous?!  I have spent many afternoons at this beach when I lived in Lincoln Park. It’s one of my favorites.

Don’t wait ’til the last minute to book; I am only booking a handful (ONLY  3 TIME SLOTS ARE LEFT) of sessions for this day.

Book online in the contact portion of the site, or email me at:

Don’t forget to tell a friend. 🙂



cup of *JOy*


I was invited to participate…I think I just might.  A great cause and a beautiful city.  Now to get started on fundraising and training.

My new favorite color at the moment.

I am obsessed.  I want one in every room in my house.  Or this one?

A healthy alternative…perhaps.  I hear the bakery in New York is to die for.

Have you EVER seen anything more adorable?  I think I need one.

This song rocks my world—it’s my *go to HAPPY, forget the little things that bother me* song….♥ ♥ To be taken literally.

Need to jump start your inspiration?  Awesome.

A simple quote:  “Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.” Make it your life’s mantra.  I wish everyone would live by this.

A movie that I am dying to see…..can’t wait!



Winter’s contradiction

I took Mady out for a mini session——in the snow.  Trying to live up to my pledge to take a photo (or 2) a day of my darlings.  Being outside was so refreshing…spring p-aaa-lease hurry up.  The lighting (reflecting off the snow) is simply divine!  Ethereal might begin to describe it.

I am all about the *shock* factor– placing things….out of place.

More to come…..later…..


Heading to Chicago for the weekend to see loved ones….

Happy Saturday!