In my portrait sessions, I am easy going and relaxed. My goal is to have fun, and the more comfortable you are the more natural you're going to look. This may mean telling you my infamous fish joke (it's honestly so bad it's good). Trust me, you don't want to miss that one.  

My specialty is high school seniors and families, and I'm especially fond of headshots. I will help you narrow down what to wear and together we'll find that perfect location. I also have a beautiful new 1000sqft studio in Geneva and can offer indoor sessions for when the weather is not cooperating. This is especially perfect for extended family session around the holidays!

But I would love to hear more about you and what you're looking for! Feel free to fill out my contact form or drop me an email at


get to know ME.

Let's chat!

I BELIEVE THAT memories are treasures you hold in your heart

every picture tells a story. I want to tell yours.

I believe that taking photos is a way to savor life, and create family heirlooms for generations to come


my masters degree is in software engineering

I'm a computer nerd


a good book



i love...

cancer kiss my cooley

casa kane county

geneva park district

my volunteer work...

Ruben belongs to my husband, and Peeps belongs to me

We own two horses


doctor who

Golden Hour

my family

i love...

Operation Horses for Heroes

Geneva community school district

elgin youth symphony

my volunteer work...

I was born in alaska

I moved to washington state in 1984, and then Illinois in 2012

road trips

camera gadgets

fuzzy blankets

cherry garcia ice cream

i love...

i will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.

- Og Mandino -

favorite quotes...

We have two daughters

one is in high school, the other is in college




vintage cameras

i love...

Family is not an important thing, It's everything

- Michael J. Fox-

favorite quotes...

but I rarely finish anything.

I like to crochet

pixar movies

candy crush

jon bon jovi


i love...

family is where life begins and love never ends.

- Anonymous -

favorite quotes...

I am an expert at bling and wigs.

My daughters used to irish dance


being a mom

a bad joke

my friends

i love...

we're all stories in the end.  Make it a good one.

- doctor who -

favorite quotes...