I have an educational background in interior design and computer science (think “artist meets techie”). I am a mom to two energetic girls and a chocolate lab, a wife to a loving and supportive husband who has mad drawing/graphics skills. We love Lexington, KY, and we proudly call it home.
My first introduction to photography was in a college black and white photography class. I rediscovered my passion for it after I had my first child. I wanted to preserve every moment. I am a student at heart, and I enjoy learning, and keeping up with industry trends & standards. I invest in my education by attending various workshops and seminars – it’s how I grow as a person & artist. I love the challenges of learning something new, and improving my skills. My goal is to always give my best at every session, and build deeper friendships with my clients.
I am a member in Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP). I am a participating photographer of “Inspiration Through Art” (formerly The Littlest Hero Project), whose mission is to help provide and capture memories for families who are dealing with a child suffering from a serious illness or life altering disability.
My goal is to capture the moment, the personality, and the details in a unique way. I would describe my work as contemporary, simple, vibrant, and emotive. I love rich textures, bold colors and high contrast black and white portraiture – but most importantly, I want the subject to stand out. I specialize in families from birth to graduation.
Central Kentucky offers a wide range of backdrops: Horse farms, beautiful parks and a historic downtown. Make it personal, and set it up at your home, grandma’s yard or your favorite spot in town. Most importantly, it should be someplace you and your child/family feel comfortable. If you have a reserved child, it might be best to chose a place they are familiar with. Adventurous kids might enjoy exploring a new location. Take your pick or leave it up to me to find that perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held at your home.
To book your session, send me an email or fill out the contact form with your preferred date/time. Weekends tend to book fast, please contact me at least 4-6 weeks in advance. Due to the custom nature of the work I do, I only schedule a limited number of sessions per month. The session fee is required to hold your date. If you are expecting a baby, it’s really important to contact me as soon as possible, preferably no later than your second trimester, so I can ensure availability around your due date. I recommend scheduling your maternity session at the end of your second trimester or beginning of your third trimester.
The sessions are fun, spontaneous and laid back. We’ll walk around and play games. My goal is to capture your children as they are, doing what they love doing. I’ll get natural shots while I interact and play games with your children. I have the same goal for family sessions: have fun, be yourselves and show your love towards each other!
A typical session will have 25-35 proofs, with a good mix of poses in color and black & white. Prints, wall art, albums and digital files/collections can be purchased separately.
What to wear? Keep it simple! Kids need to be in clothing that is comfortable. For babies under one, I like to get some in their birthday suit or diaper. My favorite accessories for babies are knitted hats, and for kids, colorful hats and scarfs and layers – it’s easy to change the look without making them fussy with lots of clothing changes. For family sessions, it’s good to have everyone in the same tones, coordinated but not matching. If you need specific ideas, let me know, and I’ll be happy to help.