Now a days everyone has a pretty decent camera...but not everyone can capture your special moments in a creative, professional, special way like I know I can. When it comes to your wedding day, your Senior photos...capturing that baby bump, or engagement photos, you can trust I will put my creative experience to work for you in a way that you won't just be satisfied with....but blown away!!!
Creatively capturing special moments is my passion......and my promise
I started this journey over a decade ago when after not having a winter hobby I decided to try my hand at capturing the beautiful nature that surrounded us here in Northern Michigan. It was soon there after I was hooked!!! It wasn't until I framed several of my pieces and put them up in my office did I realize others appreciated my work as well. I always thought everyone could take photos....it didn't take me long to realize just how wrong I was.
So, I decided to see if I could really put my self taught skills to the test. I persuaded some people into letting me shoot their wedding (for free of course), then a few Senior and family sessions later I really started feeling like this may be something I could really enjoy....and was pretty good at too.
I took the leap into photography with all I had, absorbing as much as I could from other seasoned photographers, reading, researching techniques...and trying new things, pushing myself each time I shot. Never being satisfied I always wanted to be better....and this drove me.
Accepting the job as the team photographer for the Traverse City Beach Bums was a step in the right direction to becoming a better photographer. It taught me action, movement, anticipation and of course ever changing lighting conditions. This helped my wedding photography immensely. The next step on this journey was becoming the photo director for NM3 Magazine. This was a great opportunity to hone in on my lifestyle/portrait style and also opened so many networking opportunities.
Let's just say this was when the flood gates opened. The number of weddings I was shooting doubled and even tripled....I loved each and every opportunity to capture these special moments. From maternity sessions, to Senior sessions, engagement sessios, to corporate shoots for great companies like M22, High Five Threads, Star Delivery Solutions, I was using my creative skills in a way that made others happy, and that was such an amazing feeling.
I make it my top priority to put my clients first, to get to know what they want out of my skills, how they want their moment captured, what's important to them. I also incorporate my humorous personality into every shoot I do...so having fun is a guarantee!!!
It is truly an honor to earn the trust of my clients, having them choose me to be a part of their special moments is humbling and thrilling at the same time. I look forward to putting my creative skills to use for you......
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