I'm a nature and animal lover, mom, redhead, entrepreneur, introverted extrovert (haha).
Most days you'll find me with my coffee in hand, listening to my favorite music or podcasts while I work. My days are filled with photography and family.
I'm a mom to 5 amazing children who are the light of my life. My partner and I live in Greenwood with our children and pets. I am from a big, loud, hilarious Italian family and we all love gathering to celebrate every little and big life event.
I love to travel and explore the world with Steve and my children. Seeing and experiencing new places, whether they are here in Indiana, in the next state or across the oceans, will always be a part of my life.
I've been a photographer for 15 years and for most of the time my focus has been on lifestyle and portrait photography. My love for photography was born very early in my life when as a kid, I would grab the family camera and race outside to photograph any sunset I thought was beautiful. As a child, I would pour over National Geographic magazines and fall in love with the images of people and places. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be able to create photographs like those. Photographs that made you stop and take a deeper look.
Over the years as I had children, I began to incorporate my love of nature with photographing my own children outdoors. I learned to work with the light and landscape to create images that told the story of who each person was in that moment. Nothing gives me a bigger thrill then when I click the shutter and feel in my soul that I was able to capture and freeze a moment that will be cherished forever.
I hope to have the chance to create beautiful images for you and your family that will warm your heart when you look back on them over the years.
*Photo credit to the amazing Rachel Vanoven
Instead of creating a gallery full of perfect poses, you'll spend time playing, cuddling, laughing and being with the ones you love the most. While I may ask for a some posed shots, I focus most of my time guiding your family in ways to naturally connect in beautiful lighting and backdrops. No need to worry about forced smiles or stiff poses. Sessions with me are focused on capturing who you really are and the little moments that we all cherish.
It may take your children a few minutes to warm up to me and feel comfortable-this is completely normal! I have children of my own and know it can take my little ones time to relax. I like to suggest families arrive a little early to their session so I can get to know everyone without anyone feeling rushed. My goal is to make creating family photography enjoyable for everyone.
When you look back on your photographs, I want you to remember the emotional connection you felt being with your loved ones.
Most of my family and children's sessions take place during golden hour. This is the time period just before the sun sets and it can help produce the beautiful, warm tones we all love in our images. To take advantage of this incredible light, I typically ask my families to arrive at our location at least 1 hour before the sunset. If this time frame doesn't work for your family, I'm happy to work out another time with you.
While late summer and fall tend to be everyone's favorite time to schedule a session, I schedule sessions April through December, depending on the weather. I do occasional snow sessions throughout the winter as well.
If you have any questions or would like to book a session, please send me an email.