Growing up homeschooled gave me a lot of time to myself to explore creativity - teaching myself photography through self portraits in the woods as a 14 year old, investing my time into learning about lighting and posing instead of studying for tests with my friends who were in high school. At 18, I moved away from the woods I learned photography in to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and get my bachelors in fine art photography.
And yeah, art school is pretty much how they show it in the movies (lots of blue hair, coffee, and angst). Now four years later, I work with creative entrepreneurs to create portraits that tell their story, produce heirloom photographs that stand the test of time and inspire them to keep chasing their dreams. But most days? You’ll find me barefoot in the studio, listening to whatever is on Bon Iver radio and drinking coffee that’s mostly soymilk and sugar.
Some of the highlights of a session with me?
We’ll have a coffee date first to go over your ideas and inspiration so that I won’t be a total stranger when I’m up in your face with my camera
I’ll provide easy, comfortable posing directions during your session so you won’t have that awkward, “what do I do with my hands!?” moment