Here are some common questions and answers to help explain my details and policies.
Q. What kind of photography style do you have?
My style is a bit earthy, a bit ethereal and very emotive. I prefer natural, ambient light and rarely use flash unless necessary.
I got love for love, you got love, I document your love. Love for another, love for yourself.
Yes. I have a beautiful ambient studio in downtown Goshen for my Mariposa/boudoir sessions. I also meet prospective brides and grooms there for bridal consultations. Sometimes I like to have a bunch of girlfriends up for wine and pizza too.
Q. How long have you been photographing?
I started photographing with intent over 15 years ago. After my sister died I knew I needed to follow my heart - as life is short - so in May of 2010 it became my only full-time occupation and no longer a hobby/side job. I am SO glad I took the leap. I left a great background in Graphic Design, many years of Marketing - but I have never looked back. This is where I am meant to be. I love to document love, but my heart is most fulfilled in empowering women and seeing them fall in love with themselves again or maybe.... for the first time. In order to effectively love another? We have to love ourselves first.
Q. What's in your bag?
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II
70-200mm f/2.8 USM IS II L Series
24-70mm f/2.8 L Series
50mm f/1.2 L Series
100 f/2.8 Macro
Canon 600 EXII RT Speedlights
Q. What is most important to you as a photographer?
#1. That I stay true to an art form of personal expression and not deviate from it to make my image similar to someone else's. #2 That in the pursuit of expressing my own personal art form through photography - I make you extremely happy with the end results. I don't just want to take your photos and have you walk away thinking I'm just another photographer with a fancy camera - one that will hardly say two words to you. I'll probably chat away with you like an old friend... and in the end? - We'll probably feel like we're old friends, so if you are not ok with social butterflies like myself ... I just might annoy you. I love people and my effort to know you is genuine. I like to be authentic and likewise I like authentic people. I love seeing people start out unsure and a tad bit shy, only to walk away from me photographing them feeling like.. "yeah, I just OWNED that."