I started my photography journey on the sideline of the football field, taking action shots under the Friday night lights. The parents of the players took notice and I got my first paid job photographing a wedding. From there, I photographed a lot of high school seniors, but soon realized that I really wanted to shift my focus to newborn and child portraiture. I did my first newborn session in 2013 and although it was tough and didn't go as I'd hoped, I was head-over-heels in love! I began to educate myself; I watched every posing tutorial I could find on YouTube. Finally, in 2017, I began to see vast improvements in my work and I found the confidence to call myself a newborn photographer!
Now I work out of a cozy little studio in my backyard. Babies and toddlers in the studio are my favorites. There isn't a lot of room in there for family sessions, but I'm always happy to try to honor requests for a family shot in the studio.
I'm not a cold weather gal, but I do love capturing sweet family sessions outdoors where your kids can run, play, and really have FUN during our session. My style is photojournalistic, which simply means that I'm more of a real life story teller, as opposed to a perfect poser. However, I don't typically schedule outdoor sessions after Thanksgiving until after Easter, unless the weather is just unseasonably warm.
My studio is a cozy 288 sq feet. It is packed with all the essentials for newborn and child studio portraiture. One thing this tiny space has taught me is that it's okay to rotate props and backdrops now and again! I tend to want to hold on to every photography related object I've ever purchased, so this tiny space has been good for me.
The space is also equipped with a comfy seating area for parents, and you're more than welcome to bring refreshments!