My photography was born from my desire to capture the beauty in your story.
Whether it’s a walk down the street or your wedding day, my aim is to find the light wherever you are. Here's a little about me:
I love God.
It is by grace upon grace I'm able to do what I do. I can't ignore it. I'm grateful God uses every second of my 33 years of life to teach me the preciousness of it all. He has given me eyes to see the beauty, and He continues to reveal to me His work in you and in your story.
One of my favorite verses is in John 1 verse 8: "He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light." I'm always #chasinglight because it reminds me that He is with me. It humbles me to remember that I am a child of God. He gives good gifts, and it is a privilege to do His work.
I love stories.
I'm a storyteller and documentarian at heart. It's a lifestyle. My photography was was born out of the need to create and to give back. I capture the nuances of the day, the shifts in light, and the in between moments. I love creating portraits that reveal your most natural, truthful, and beautiful self. Whether it's your special day, time, person, place, event, or connection, I'm humbled and honored to capture it in photographs and in writing in an honest and artful way.
I love my beau.
We found each other in 2013 – we met on a sidewalk on our way to the same small group, and we married in November 2015. It is not lost on me that our paths were brought together at the most perfect time. Andrew's love teaches me more about God's love, everyday. I've been humbled to experience real love, and I pray it will continue to inform the way I photograph and tell your story. (You can see more of our story here.) Andrew and I collaborate when we can. He assists me as a photographer for weddings, and he works full-time as a videographer for Amor In Motion.
I love to travel.
I'm a homebody at heart, and I do love to travel. Even if it's a few hours away, the adventure in experiencing a different environment, space, and even culture helps me be present and attune to the beauty wherever I am.
I'm an Ohio-native, but I've called the amazing city of Chicago home for a decade. Andrew and I live by Lake Michigan with a Maine Coon kitty named Ollie Dean. We love natural light, and we make tacos together every week.
Let's get in touch!