For as long as I can remember, I have searched for ways to express myself artistically. From dance, theater and piano…to painting, picture framing and cosmetology. And of course more recently – photography.
For the first twenty five years of my life, I lived in northeast Ohio where I was born and raised. I built a successful career as a hair stylist and absolutely loved my job. What I enjoyed most was having the ability to make people feel beautiful. For me, there was nothing more rewarding than using skills you’ve attained to instill confidence in another person.
My entire life changed when I married my sweet husband in 2010. In pursuit of a lifelong dream, he joined the Air Force and we were swept away from my hometown and a lucrative and enjoyable career. But having always possessed a desire to travel, this lifestyle has provided just that….and of course, many photo opportunities as well.
I acquired my first DSLR shortly before leaving Ohio and starting our Air Force adventure – and the obsession had begun. I read books, watched internet tutorials and took pictures of any willing souls who didn’t mind being photographed. After about a year of mastering my camera, the inquiries started pouring in for photo sessions; before I knew it, I had started my own business. Never in a million years did I ever think this would happen, but as with all things artistic, it just felt natural.
Photography has brought me a familiar joy that I experienced in my hair styling days. I get to meet the most awesome people, connect with them artistically and create something beautiful for them to cherish. If you decide to book a session with me, I wish for two things. First, I hope you have a blast during our session, because I know I will! And second, to create timeless photos revealing the authentic, beautiful person you are.