I’m a Midwest girl with a big personality and an obnoxious laugh.
I’m an empath and probably too sensitive for my own good — but I use to as a strength, and not a weakness.
It is because of this ability that I am able to view love and photograph it in a way that speaks to you.
I’m a wife and a mother of two amazing little miracles. They are my purpose. I’m an introverted extrovert and knew the day I saw my husband getting low on the dance floor of our third date that he was meant to stand out and I wanted to stand out with him. I mean, the first time I met him he was streaking (through the quad) so I knew life with him would never be boring. We’ve had some tough times but when all else failed he’s always been my person.
My girls, Emerson and Sawyer, are both miracles in their own right. Emerson was the baby we were told we would never be able to have, and Sawyer came after they said we wouldn’t be able to again. Both my girls came into this world proving everyone wrong.
My business name comes from my five-year struggle with infertility. After finally having a successful round of IVF, my husband and I were handed a photo of our little embryo. My husband, who calls me ‘honey’, joked that it resembled a ‘waffle’ and a new adventure began.
I am a natural light, lifestyle photographer that specializes in emotive family sessions and the unposed newborn serving the New Lenox area. Clients can choose between a studio, home or outdoor session. I follow what I learned at Columbia College Chicago and from the great Mary Ellen Mark is that ‘Reality is always, extraordinary’ and that emotion trumps everything else. My style is authentic, intimate and emotive. Life stories are truly inspiring to me, and that is why I love what I do. I love to learn about you, your family, and turn all of that into beautiful works of art.
So let’s connect! Let’s chat and plan out how best to make your story into art.
You bring your unique life story, and I’ll bring my camera. You do you, and I’ll do me, and together we will make something amazing.
WHAT I DO
Newborn photography, as well as maternity and birth sessions
Family photography for couples and families with kids
Natural light photography, both outdoors and in my own gorgeous studio
Photos with warm light, natural textures, and authentic emotion
Sessions in New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, and throughout Will County
10 Things About Me
I love list making
Giving birth was the most beautiful experience of my life.
I think every single person who has ever lived has a fascinating life story!
I have never been a morning person. Most mornings I hit the snooze button at least twice.
Photography changed my life. I’d always loved art but hadn’t ever felt very talented when it came to other mediums. Photography gave me the power to create art in a way I love.
I have a photographic memory. I can remember the names of all of my clients and where I photographed them.
I’m a closet worry wart. I tend to worry about things, but don’t always show it outwardly. It’s something I work on a lot.
My girls and I turn normal conversations into songs. It’s not abnormal for us to be signing all day, everyday. I’m sure my husband is thrilled.
I care far too much about what people think about me. Some days when people and the world are too much, I need to recharge with a cup of tea and snuggles with my girls in bed.
I love to travel — but also love coming home.