Welcome

I am so glad you stopped by today!

Welcome to my new website and blog space - an all in one adventure!

I want to spend this time chatting with you and getting to know you. Actually, I'm going to share about me, and I hope that it will lead you to wanting to share back. 

I am married to my best friend. Sounds cliche, doesn't it? But truly, anyone who had stuck it out with me for 37 years of marriage and 2 more years of dating prior to that, has got to be someone who gets me and someone who I get. 

We have 2 grown sons who are both married, giving us 2 beautiful daughters that fit into our family like they were special made for us! Our oldest son and daughter (in-law) have brought into the mix of our dynamics the most adorable grandson. No kidding - he is beyond cute!

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You have to agree - you smiled when you saw this picture, didn't you?

He has brought so much to our family and to look at him here you would never believe he was 6 weeks premature.

We are also fortunate that this little peanut and his mommi & daddi live only 5 minutes from us.

Our younger son & daughter (in-law) live in the great PNW - Seattle to be exact. It is so far away, but it is a beautiful part of our country and my hubby and I so enjoy our time spent there with them.

We also have a white chocolate lab named Libbi - the Wonder Dog. She has more lives than any cat I've ever had, truly.

While I continue to build my photography business, I am also working at our local high school as a paraprofessional.  I've been there almost 19 years and I love what I do and the kids I work with. They change every year, but while here, I have made some lasting relationships with students that carry on into their adult lives. 

All my life I have been infatuated with photography, whether it be looking at pictures or taking them with my little 110 instamatic, I have loved the ability to capture life & its memories. I feel it is so important to record those life moments for yourself and for generations to come. One of my greatest treasures are the photos I've inherited through the years that include my family.

With my blog you can expect posts that are personal and posts that highlight my clients. I am a wedding and portrait photographer - especially loving high school senior sessions.

My style if to capture your life as it happens. To portray it as you live it. Whether it's walking through the woods hand in hand with your family, your fiance or a senior session where we cover the urban areas of downtown or the shoreline of Lake Michigan or the many, many forests in our local area, I work hard to help you feel comfortable and forget the lens. I want you to enjoy yourself, relax and just have fun with the whole process.

Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime event, and I will work with you side by side to make sure all those important to you details are carried out and captured. I understand these are memories than can only be captured once and I come to you with over 10 years of wedding planning experience where I was on the other side of the lens, making sure your day went off without a hitch, following the photographer around and pointing out a great place for that certain shot, and paying attention to the details of your ceremony, bridal party and guests. 

I'm excited about this new journey in my photography career and I am so happy you are here, right now, to follow along. I hope that you will feel comfortable and welcome here in this little space and will someday reach out and let me capture your special lifetime moments!