My story keeps growing as I add new chapters, but let’s start at the beginning…

After graduating from UW-Madison in 1998 (in a science-related field), I finally had the opportunity to pick up a camera and learn how to use it. For years, I was mesmerized by photographs and their beauty. One class led to another, then another, then another. And before I knew it, I was addicted.

At that point in my life, I was just having fun. But then, after graduating from my master’s degree, I had to make a choice. Ph.D? Or photography? Several key things led me to the photography path and I am grateful for them.

Over the past decade, my photography has focused on lifestyle portrait sessions of families and children. In my view, photography is such a powerful form of art. During many of my sessions, I saw a reflection of my own life or the future of it. Childhood is an amazing time of life and it’s so important to capture the laughs, the giggles, the sibling love, and to keep it real at the same time.

As my work transitions to less commissioned work and more personal projects, I am excited to uncover new angles and views of life. Whether it be while traveling or in my own backyard, my cameras will be not too far away.