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I am a Colorado Springs lifestyle family photographer and product design artist. Anyone can snap a picture. What sets my work apart is my commitment to photograph your authenticity. My mission is to capture unscripted, candid moments of your family in the places that mean the most to you during the big milestones and the everyday moments.
When I was in school I studied art and photo therapy and I learned photography to be was more than clicking the shutter or getting the best lighting on your subject’s face. Taking photographs became a very expressive process for me, and as I got older and my hard drives got fuller those images gave context to my life. Out of fear of crashing hard drives, I began printing my images and it is so satisfying to flip though an album. I am flooded with emotion and memories of standing on the cliffs of San Diego saying I DO to my best friend and I can almost smell the fresh baby scent after giving my daughter her first bath. If anything, shuffling through images reminds me how fast life is going. I am reminded I can’t do it over and I can’t stop it, but I am so glad I have captured it. Having a daughter has cemented for me the importance of printing my images. I see how her face lights up with she sees a photo of herself on the wall going down the stairs every morning and as a mom I just feel better letting her thumb through albums that tell her story rather than letting her scroll through facebook. So if you are ready
You can't do it over. You can't stop it. You can, however, capture it. Portraits in the form of heirloom art make it possible to savor those little moments in time that slip by so quickly. Years from now, they'll trigger a memory, a tale, a smile.
I strive to create a one of a kind experience for you. Beginning with your initial inquiry I want to get to know you and learn what matters most to your family so I can portray who you are not just what you look like.
My custom experience revolves around the end goal of getting your images into your hands and onto your walls. This means my focus is not to give you a thumb drive of all of your images from our time together, rather we will select the ones that mean the most to you and design art that best showcases your story. I aspire for you to feel satisfied holding your family’s lasting legacy in your hards when your custom art arrives at your home.
so during our design consultation we will plan a session that not only tells your story but we will figure out how best to showcase your story. So by the end of your experience and your custom art arrives at your home you will feel satisfied holding an album of your family’s lasting legacy.
I am a hoarder of photographs. I love taking pictures when I’m traveling and I am constantly documenting my daily life. I have a bajillion photos of my golden-irishdoodle and my sweet baby girl. When I was in school I studied art and photo therapy and it became natural to express myself through taking photographs, but I wasn’t completely happy until I began printing my images. It is so satisfying to flip through an album that triggers memories of when I stood on a rocky cliff in San Deigo and said I do to my best friend or all the early firsts with my baby. I am flooded with emotion and am taken back to those moments, even the ones that are not represented in the photograph. This is what photography means to me. Images give context to my life, and they remind me how quickly life moves. I can’t do it over or stop it, but I can capture it. So what I’ve learned over the years its not quantity that matters, I can have a bajillion photos on my computer hard drive and never look at them and only hope my computer doesn’t crash so one day I can share them with my daughter, or I can print the ones that bring context to that season of life and display them around my home so we can enjoy them now and one day pass down to our girl.
What does that mean? It means I capture unscripted moments of your family in your natural environment in a candid style. And then I design products like wall art and albums for you to treasure and pass down to generations to come.
I strive to get to know you & learn what matters most in order to portray who you are and not simply what you look like. Through my creativity, I aspire to create a one-of-a-kind client experience, beginning with your initial inquiry through the delivery and installation of your heirloom artwork.
Together, my degree in interior design & studies in photojournalism have fostered my skills to deliver exceptional images and expertly tailor your session to complement your style and home. I spent several years in the kitchen & bath industry designing dream spaces for my clients and love continuing to apply that same approach in creating custom art that will serve as a family’s lasting legacy.
Outside of my photography, I manage a house full of noisy, spirited little boys---four of them. You read that right. Yes, my hands and heart are full! Capturing the joy and curiosity my sons experience as they grow inspired me to launch this venture in 2012.
A baby won't always have a toothless smile. Your husband may need to prove to your grandkids he once had hair. Your family of two will grow to three. Life marches on. You can't do it over. You can't stop it. You can, however, capture it. Portraits in the form of heirloom art make it possible to savor those little moments in time that slip by so quickly. Years from now, they'll trigger a memory, a tale, a smile.