But instead of words, I take photos. My 2019 and 2020 family scrapbooks are unfinished because I struggle to put everything - my thoughts and our messy perfect life and these golden years - into a neat, concise paragraph. So, I take photos. And more photos. And I hope that someday my kids will look back at them and remember how it felt to be 10, 5, 12, however many years old.
That's my wish for you and your family, too — to look back years from now and remember the way it felt to be living your life at this very moment. I want to create beautiful images that help you cherish these memories and appreciate your imperfect life.
My artistic approach adds elements like sun flares, light leaks, and lens blurs to create a dream-like feeling around the genuine, candid, and perfectly real moments between you and your family. Because looking back at your memories should feel like reliving a dream.
Married to a Farmer
Mom to three kids
follower of Jesus
Birkenstocks all day every day
I can be shy, quiet, and often at a loss for words (unless I've had too much coffee...) but, I'm also an observer. I pay attention to people, usually seeing and remembering things that others have long forgotten. I like to think that this makes me a better photographer and its why I prefer to fade into the background and simply capture what life is. I adore storytelling, pretty light, and capturing REAL life.
I’m a small town photographer who is pretty content in my little corner of the world. I love rural roads, Nebraska sunsets filtered through cedar trees, running into my clients at the grocery store, and taking all the photos for our local school. I love creating a relationship with clients and then cheering them on at the high school basketball game or sitting next to them in church. You all are my favorite and I can’t wait to work with you.
Cleaning my house
Watching TV (well, except for Friends — I could watch that every day)
Reading (Gone with the Wind is my all time favorite book)
Dreaming of home renovations
...sitting in a rocker on your front porch or in your favorite chair in your house. It’s quiet. You’re a bit lonely right now, but you know that family and friends are just a Zoom call away. Now imagine in this same moment, someone hands you a box filled with your memories. What do you feel as you open the box?
Joy. Pain. Laughter. Melancholy.
What type of photos are in the box? School portraits. Family vacations. Christmases. All the good stuff, right?
Yes, that stuff is great, but you also want captured memories of the whole family together — smiling, laughing, telling jokes, interacting. You want the squishiness and scrunchiness of a new baby — the photos that you were too tired to take. The real memories in between the posed photos you already have.
You want to remember it all. And I’m here to help.