I started my photography business in 2008 and specialize in portrait (mainly seniors and families) and sports photography. I'm also a part time physical education teacher and the mom of two boys I love more than anything.
I LOVE working with high school students whether it's taking their senior portraits or designing a sports collage for them. I try to create an experience that's fun and relaxed, while producing quality portraits. Portrait sessions are done on location, anywhere within the Fox Valley at no additional charge, or in my home studio. One of the most endearing comments from a mom after I had a session with her daughter was, "Wow! her self confidence has skyrocketed! You made her session so much fun and she felt so special. Thank you!"
I shoot with professional, quality Canon DSLR cameras and lenses and edit my photos with the latest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom. I also have all my portraits professionally printed at an image lab.
One of the things I do in my spare time (actually, I make time because it's so important for me) is take "photo adventures" with my friends. We'll go just about anywhere in search of great photos and adventure. Some of the things we've captured during our adventures are sunsets, sunrises, northern lights, lightning storms, abandoned buildings and even sturgeon spearing! Life is an adventure! Many of my nature/landscape/photo adventure prints can be found in the gallery of this website and can all be purchased. I also have my prints for sale at the George Burr Gallery in Ephraim, WI (Door County.)
Some fun things.... my favorite vacation spot in WI is Peninsula State Park in Door County. My favorite drink is Diet Coke. I love Cheetos. My favorite candy.....well, I have a few....Milky Way, Tootsie Rolls and Peanut Butter M&Ms :) Who can live without chocolate???? Favorite Restaurant... Olive Garden, Hu Hot or BWWs. Of course, my favorite thing to do besides photography is spending time with my kids. They are truly a blessing.
What to expect with your session
When you call to book your session I'll talk about what your expectations are with your session. Do you have an special interests that you'd like to include in the session. Athletes sometimes like to include uniforms or sports equipment, musicians like to have a few photos with their instrument or music. You will decide on a location to have your session, based on your interests, personality and time of day of your session. I'll also set up a consultation time for ordering within 4 weeks after your session date.
Sessions will take place on location or in my home studio and will last up to 2 1/2 hours depending on the session you choose. Before you arrive at your session, we'll review what you hope to achieve for your photographs. Do you have a special request? Sometimes parents want one photo with their senior or child, or they need this portrait to match others they have. Just be sure to let me know.
After the session, it takes approximately three weeks to complete editing, after which time you'll receive an email with the password to your private online gallery. You can share the password with anyone you'd like. Orders are placed directly with me during your in person order consultation. At that time I can help you decide which sizes you want for your portraits and you will be able to view samples of each of the print sizes and products I offer. Prints usually arrive within two weeks of your order, but some speciality products can take up to 4 weeks to process. Once your prints are packaged, you'll get an email and set up a time to pick them up! It's so exciting to get the final product!