I was born and raised in Ankeny (same home the full 18 years) then went off to College for Business Administration. Something didn't feel right and after a year, I realized that was not my calling!! So...I started researching and practicing every chance I had, tried taking some classes (felt too constrictive) So .. back to practicing I was! Years of research, taking photos of family and friends, reaching out to fellow photographers (I call my mentors) and here I am! So happy I realized what I was meant to do!
I've always been obsessed with photos...I as a kid LOVED to look back at the old family photos in the old books and it always made me so happy and giddy to see all those memories and feel all the emotions flooding me with all that love that was created in an image... You know how some people say certain smells or music bring back memories and make them happy? Well, photos is what does it for me! It's a true passion for me and because I am a bit of a perfectionist, your guaranteed to have some AMAZING photos that you can look back on for many years down the road! (No shortcuts taken over here!)
I am a mama to a 2 1/2 year old (we lovingly call our "Chucky Doll" and "Sour Patch Kid") .. I'm sure you can imagine its always an adventure with this little one....I'm married to a fantastic hubby and amazing dad to our little one - and we also have TWO big fur babies..Teddy (black lab) and Honey (Britteny Spaniel) who both adore their little human sister :)
When you meet me, hopefully you'll be instantly put at ease....life is too short to stress or think too much about your photos...so I am probably one of the biggest goofballs your going to meet...I get excited and most of the time that means i start to ramble my words, jump up and down, say the most random things (which works in my favor because generally your going to laugh at it and I can capture that with my camera!!!)
I can't wait to meet you and hopefully become your "go-to" portrait photographer through the years to come!!