cheesy couple. The couple that you see holding hands
walking in to the mall or sharing a slice of cheesecake at a
restaurant. We go shopping at Gamestop for a new video
game and the people who work in there know us by name.
Our favorite diner calls us "that sweet couple".
We're hot dog connoisseurs. We go bowling every Saturday
and compete for bragging rights the following week. We watch cheesy black and white movies and
critique them over pizza. We watch reruns of MacGyver
and call him out sometimes on his getaway chemistry
combinations. We're best friends and do
everything together - we go grocery shopping, Ikea shopping,
run errands together. So we decided to start a business
together in 2007 and share an office, too. It works!
Note, we DO have our own separate office spaces, computers and
desks (thank you IKEA!). This man even attends
conventions and seminars with me - I love this guy! We
have a son that just graduated high school that sometimes helps with the
Easter sessions and the holiday rush, and a rescued terrier mix mutt that likes to
interrupt editing by howling and insisting on a little
We are full-time
photographers and we truly value the art of photography.
We don't work during the week and shoot on weekends as a
hobby, our studio is our livelihood. Running a licensed and insured legitimate
business is a full time job! We do all the advertising,
marketing, shooting, post production, designing, ordering,
packaging, taxes, licensing, archiving and accounting ourselves.
There's so much more to being a photographer than just
shooting - it's actually about 5% shooting, 95% business!
I have always had a love and fascination for photography and all things photography! Way back in the days of elementary school, a disposable camera in hand
- snapping random shots of the grass, rocks and all other things that
captivate a child of the age of 5. Then came the
what-seemed-like-forever anticipation of receiving the developed film
and seeing what would be on each piece of paper. It almost seemed
magical. Okay, even today in the digital age, I admit - it still seems
My style is fun, natural,
modern, and organic! I
love creamy colors, natural textures, spashes of color and antique props! I giggle, make
faces, act silly, roll around on the floor, lay on my belly in
the grass and share candy breaks with my little clients, doing
whatever it takes to capture a TRUE smile, serious eyes, the
personality. I love
interacting with children. They can be - okay, they
ALWAYS ARE - unpredictable. That's what I love about
doing children's sessions. You NEVER know what to
expect, how to plan, what's going to come out of their mouth,
go into their mouth! They can be so inquisitive, or active,
or shy - no two children that I've met have been the same. Each
child is unique in SO many ways - and I want to capture that!
Sure the posed portrait with the perfect smile is what most
people want, but I also want to capture those cute little
expressions and silly faces they make at their age (like "So
Big" and "What does a monkey do?") for you to remember, too!
amazing husband and
partner-in-crime, Jonathan, has been into photography since taking a
class in high school. He captures the session as it unfolds in a
documentary fashion - candid, natural, snapping away while no one is
paying attention to him or noticing that he's taken out a second
camera. He’s mainly known as the poser and the “candy guy”, but
he's also known as the sun-blocker, the doggie-treat-man, the
drool-wiper, the battery-switcher, the light-scrimmer, the
bunny-or-goat-wrangler, the baby-propper, the hair-fixer, the
binkie-stealer, the dog-chaser, the toy-squeaker, the prop-lugger, the
clothes-straightener, and the silly guy with the squawking rubber
chicken who makes even the adults crack a smile! I can't imagine
working without him - he's my rock and support and gives me
the confidence to do something that I've always loved to do.