I live in central Wisconsin with my two wonderful daughters. My educational training is in Marriage and Family Therapy. I always viewed it as an honor to get to talk so intimately with people about the things that matter most; about love and loss, grief and joy, struggle and triumph. I carry this with me in my work as a photographer and as an artist. And just as a human really. I'm shy by nature and love one on one conversation most of all.
Introduced to photography by my father as a teen, it wasn't until later in life, while taking a break from my career, that I revisited photography. Mostly self-taught, I sought books and online courses to learn more about photography and reached out to established photographers to shadow and learn from. I began my photography business in 2013 photographing families, portraits, and weddings.
Currently, I photograph families, seniors, fine art portrait sessions mostly. I am drawn to low light and finding creative ways to use available light. I incorporate freelensing in my work, a diffusion technique using intentional blur that creates more of an impression of a subject rather than an exact replication. For me, these images convey a deeper level of emotion.
Outside of my client work, I am interested in combining painting and photography. I explore painting over photographs, digital painterly effects, and layering my own paintings with photographs. I am also interested in the healing and self growth potential in art making.
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