You can call me anything you want, just not late for dinner. My talents range from always stringing the perfect string cheese strings, knowing all the best shows to watch on the PBS app, cooking eggs in all preparations to perfection, and being able to recite the first 10 minutes of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie verbatim. Some of my most admired people include Carl Sagan, Dr. Zahi Hawass and my mother, Mary Susan. And if you’re wondering what this has to do with photography, the answer is nothing, butttt the more random things you know about me, the more likely you’ll share random things about you. And that’s what helps me create my best work. I’ve been living my dream for the past 7 years in Minneapolis with my son (dog) Kevin and I am addicted to being a part of your life. They say you can't choose your family but I have done just that and my family continues to grow year over year with wonderful people like you bursting with stories to be told by a weirdo like me.
It takes a lot to stress me out. And to tell you the truth? I kind of dig being amongst the chaos. “Picture Perfect” is a thing of the past. Let’s be real, feel the wind in our hair and scrinch up our noses in unbridled joy.
Working with me doesn't mean I show up with one camera and call it a day. I show up to your life fully stacked with cameras galore. Digital, film, polaroid, instax, even video are all included in your experience with me.
My style is a mix of documentary and stepping in when the time is right. I don't like to think of myself as a "wedding photographer" or a "family photographer" but rather someone part of your circle who just so happens to have a camera. I'm selfish and want to experience your life with you as it comes but also know the importance of getting certain photos. You need someone who understands the balance that takes and who can make your experience seamless and enjoyable.
I not only welcome and accept who you are, I want to celebrate it. Your existence brought you here and representation and inclusion of ALL kinds of love matter to me. LGBTQIA+, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, Im going to make damn sure you know how deserving you are.
It is far more meaningful for me to work *with* you than for you. This is about so much more than an exchange of goods and services. It's about letting me in, being part of your life and part of your inner circle. Connection is what fuels me and we work together every step of the way to capture your life and love exactly how it is. And while I am no math expert, " my calculus says you + me = us" and I want it no other way.
Wanting to express my creativity is what lead me here and Passion is what will keep me here. I care deeply about my people and working with me makes you one of them. I don't just want to be there for your highest highs, but support you through your dark and stormies as well.