What to Expect

I believe that photo shoots, should be exciting and fun; not your nemesis. It shouldn't be that one event that makes the kids sob, Dad grumble, and sends Mom into a full on nervous breakdown. Trust me, life is too short for that. I fully understand the urgency to get your money's worth out of your session, and chasing after that elusive portrait that tells your friends that you have it together. That is why I believe a lifestyle approach to your session is crucial.

I am calm and patient and I love naughty children

My newborn sessions are gentle and peaceful. If Baby is hungry, the session gets put on hold so he can be fed. If Baby is wakeful she will be cuddled and calmed. Babyhood is so fleeting that you can't afford  a moment wasted to anxiety or frustration, and certainly not because you wish to obtain some perfect portrait. I have tranquil methods of achieving magical images. My focus is to keep Baby content, Mom cared for, and everything else will culminate into the enchanted picture of your little one's story.

Family sessions are a fun event, where I hope to get you to re-ignite all of your adoration for the crazy people you are related to. It is a time for laughter and boisterous happiness. By helping you to enjoy each other, you will naturally fall in love with the resulting images. 

With all of my portrait sessions, I will coach you to make you look your finest for the camera, however, it's not about fitting in a box. Rather, your session is an expression of who you are. Let's tell your story, the story of your beautiful and unique family.  When you see your portrait on the wall, you should be laughing at the hilarious memories that went into making it, not cringe at the masked anxiety and frustration behind every stoic smile or grimace. 

Trust me on this one; I am calm and patient and I love naughty children. So tell them to bring their A game, and just breathe. I'll handle the rest. 


The world is my studio, and light is my Medium

Where is my studio, you ask? I am a natural light photographer and I love chasing light rays all over the place. The world is my studio, and light is my Medium so all that I need is an area with a little sunshine that I can play with. So let's think about this for a second... where do you love? The best locations in the world are the ones where you love to be. What do you love to do? Where's your favorite place to go? Let's go to that spot where genuine smiles and easy laughter occurs in your family. Yes, even home is a fabulous location. 

Have Camera. Will Travel.

Being based out of Menomonie, Wi. I am happy to travel a 30 mile radius. This enables me to easily serve Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Ridgeland, Durand and elsewhere. Areas outside of 30 miles may be subject to a small fee of $3 per additional mile.