Many decades from now when I close my eyes on this crazy, gorgeous adventure of life, I want to remember in my deepest bones what it felt like to be fully alive.

This is why I take pictures.

I am the momma of two wild little boys, wife to an amazingly patient midwestern gent, a suburban farmer and chicken lady, a documentary photographer of lovers and families, a lover of coffee and poems and slow cozy mornings, and a total homebody. 

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and started shooting on a Polaroid Cool Cam in 1988. I believe that Black lives matter, and that Love is for everyone. I celebrate and welcome people, partners, and families of all kinds, colors, religions, and abilities in all of my work.

I do a few other fun things too – like coach creative womxn toward clarity, joy, and profit in their art and their lives, and co-host a podcast on Motherhood.

I’ve had lots of different jobs, and a few different careers, and so far as I can see, just one calling: helping others to see the magic and joy in their own lives. I took a long, adventurous, very winding road to discover how much my heart beats for the simple and the true – the kinds of stories that unfold in our lives every day, that we savor the best for years afterward because they feel like our truest selves.

I want the images we capture of your life and your loves to remind you what it felt like to be alive together in those moments.

I love working with families and couples to savor the big stories and all the little truths in between – from the anticipation and excitement of your engagement session to the arrival of a new little one. If you’re looking for someone to help you savor those real, connected, unscripted moments, let’s chat!

random things you should probably know before we work together

I might be shouting because I've had too much.
I've accidentally killed 23/28 succulents in the last 10 years.
Everything is better with butter. Ok, almost everything.
I learned how to drive a stickshift in a big field in CO on a double-clutch truck when I was 20 while feeding herds of horses. We stopped a lot. I blame the horses.
Speaking of trucks, I have a thing for F-350s. Big black ones.
I once tried to learn the cello. Now I just play the dashboard when I'm in traffic.
I have a thing for superhero-ish movies, i.e. the entire Marvel cinematic universe. I've been known to watch the same movie many times over, and then find all the nerdy BTS stuff on the interwebs.
I have a pony named Joshua, who I bought from a girl named Kirsten. He and I share a birthday.
I read the 7th Harry Potter book in 23 hours straight. Could’ve done it faster if I hadn’t cried for the last half of the book. Clearly, this was before kids.
I've been a horse trainer, a radio DJ, a stromboli maker, a barista, a grocery store clerk, an agency exec, an athletic trainer, a graphic designer, a photographer, an event producer, a podcast interviewer, a commercial voice-over artist, and there is still nothing harder or better than being a momma.

the simple and the true

I truly believe that when we are able to attend and attune to the truth of a moment – without wanting it to be something different than it is – we give ourselves permission to leave behind our fears of enough-ness, and we become rooted in exactly who we are.

I’m a part of a magical photography collective called Manifold and in January I shared part of my photography story there – why I take photos, and why I believe in a photojournalistic approach to celebrating the truth of our lives.