Thank you for stopping by my website. I’m a full time photographer living in Raleigh NC with my husband, daughter and pets. I’ve been shooting in one form or another for almost 20 years. I’ve been doing this long enough to remember developing and printing my own film. I photograph families and portraits as well as interiors and houses which keeps my schedule pretty packed. I spend a lot of time driving around the Triangle so I’m always on the lookout for great new locations for upcoming sessions.
I do this for a living because I love being creative and having a reason to work at developing that skill. I love to learn and frequently take workshops and continuing ed in the field to keep up with the changing face of photography and business marketing. I also really enjoy meeting and connecting with other families in the Triangle.
When I’m not working you’ll find me spending time with my family, that’s my everything. We frequently take our camper and hit the road. We’re all big beach bums and we love hiking in the mountains. I enjoy cooking and spend a lot of time in the kitchen on the weekends. There’s nothing like a trip to the farmer’s market to inspire my inner Julia Child. I usually have my nose in a current bestseller and devour magazines like candy. I consider Pinterest a hobby and typically I’m looking for great recipes, fashion inspiration and make up tips. I’m always up for discussing the latest show I’m binge watching. I go through quite a few while editing photos.
About My Sessions
My goal as your photographer is to create a visual reflection of the connection that already exists within your family. I want to celebrate the little moments and turn them into cherished memories. I want you to be excited about your family photo shoot and I want to work with you to achieve a vision that represents your family’s interests and hobbies so that everyone can relax and enjoy spending time together.
I like to focus more on the candid in between moments that showcase the connection and love between your family members and concentrate less on getting the “perfect posed shot”. We’ll get some of those too, but that’s not my primary goal. I want you to be moved as you look through your final photo gallery.
I enjoy working through ideas with my prospective clients and finding activities and locations that will not only be photogenic, but also fun for your family. I’ve been shooting in the Triangle for almost 10 years so I have some great location suggestions that I’m happy to share with you. I photograph interiors and houses during the week so I’m frequently in the car looking for fun and unusual locations that spark and idea for a session.
Once we’ve outlined a basic idea for your photo session and decided which package option is best for you I’ll send over all the details. I include a family prep guide that I share with clients to help ensure you and your family will have a great experience. My session pricing starts at $225 (for a weekday mini session) and the fee includes digital files. For full list of pricing click here. I do offer periodic sales and specials and the best way to find out about them first is to sign up for my monthly newsletter here on my blog. Also if you receive 10 comments on your session’s blog post you’ll receive a free 11×14 photo of your choice! I’d love for you to click here and shoot me an email and share your vision for your session.