WHY I DO WHAT I DO…
I truly believe that the only thing more priceless than your family’s memories are the photographs that will be left behind. As time passes, we realize that those seemingly ordinary moments are not so ordinary. Day by day it seems as if nothing changes, yet one day you wake up and realize that everything is different. Nothing awakens this reality more than becoming a parent. Photographs are so much more than a record of what you look like or an updated photo to slap on a holiday card – they are moments frozen in time of the people you love most dearly. I see the way you cradle your newborn and breathe them in. I see your children look at you like you’re the light of their lives. I see their giant hugs. Their toothy grins. And sometimes even their tears. I see you soaking up every single moment you can. I know you’ve memorized every detail.
But I promise you —time fades memories.
My goal is to bottle up those seemingly ordinary moments in a collection of images for you to keep forever. Thirty years from now you won’t be worried about those last 5 pounds you had hoped to lose and your family won’t either. Your children will see themselves wrapped in love & adored by their parents. Your grandchildren will hear stories of how grandma has always given the best hugs. They will see themselves in you. As a mother myself, my most precious belongings are the photographs I have of my daughters. Even years later, they immediately take me back to that place in time that seems like only yesterday.
Photographs are forever.
Providing an exceptional client experience is very important to me, and from the time your book your session to the final delivery of your images, I am available to hold your hand as much or as little as you need me to. During your session your only job is to relax, love on your family, and let me do what I do best. I know posing. I know lighting. I know angles. I notice the details. I will ensure you always look your absolute best…and I will even make certain dad looks forward to your next session. I am likely the most easy-going (not too much ruffles my feathers) perfectionist (the difference is in the details) you’ll ever meet — that’s why clients come to me. I look forward to meeting you and I would be honored to photograph your family.
Let’s make some magic!
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2021 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2020 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2019 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2018 50 Best Newborn Photographers by State // Bored Panda
2018 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2017 Best Family Photographers in Lincoln // Expertise
2017 1st Place – Top 10 Non-Masters // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2017 4×4 Award (all 4 prints scored 80 & above) // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 Silver Medalist – (Silver Medalists have achieved the inclusion of one image into PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection and three images into PPA’s General Collection) // International Print Competition – Professional Photographers of America
2016 Les Hassel Memorial Award – Best Non-Master Print of Show // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 Judge’s Choice Ribbon // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 1st Place – Top 10 Non-Masters // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2016 4×4 Award (all 4 prints scored 80 & above) // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2015 Voted Best Family Photographer in Nebraska // Bored Panda
2015 Silver Medalist – (Silver Medalists have achieved the inclusion of one image into PPA’s prestigious Loan Collection and three images into PPA’s General Collection) // International Print Competition – Professional Photographers of America
2015 4th Place – Top 10 Non-Masters // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2015 4×4 Award (all 4 prints scored 80 & above) // Professional Photographers of Nebraska
2012 – 2014 Professional Photography Mentor & Online Workshop // Learn Shoot Inspire
2013 Guest blogger // Capturing Joy
2011 Featured Photographer // Learn Shoot Inspire
2011 Featured Photography Studio – Professional Photographer Magazine // Professional Photographers of America
2009 Featured Photographer // Prop Insanity
2008 1st Place – Children Portraits // ProPhotogs
2008 1st Place – Newborn Portraits // ProPhotogs