So, you want to know a little more about me?! Sweet!!!!
First, let’s talk about YOU….
I know that being in front of the camera can seem intimidating ...I've been there! I’ve done lots of self-portrait concepts and posed for a few photographers over the past few years. I get it, truly!
That’s why I’m here to help you through each step of your photo shoot so you can breathe with the moment and have fun while the camera works quietly between us. I’m here to help you relax, tap into your special one-of-a-kind mojo so that your light can begin to shine and you forget the camera is even there. You will, I promise! It’s happened so many times before!
The camera lens is effectively an eye. It has its own pupil and special way it blinks to capture all the light, the shadows, and the movement it sees in the world around it. For me, the camera is simply an extension of how I see you, me, and the world we live in. It’s an artistic tool that directs the stories about what I see, whether that’s a concept or personality quirk of mine for self-portrait work or clients who hire me to capture their business to show the world.
But, you really don’t need to worry about any of that...you just have to lean into your Self, trust that I’m here for you, remember that we’re in this together, and that you’ve got some amaze-balls gifts to share!
So, now, who am I?
I’m an artist, a creative, a fearless independent woman who not only loves creating but loves creating with people. I thrive on adventure, magic, collaborations, travel and problem-solving. I hear words and visuals come to mind.
All of this helps me create beautiful and unique images that help to tell the story YOU want to share.
Want to know more things about me?
I was born and raised in central Indiana where my love of horses preceded my love of photography. I had my first pony by age 5, my first horse by 8 and after attending the Trader’s Point Charity Horse Show Grand Prix it was off to the nearest stable for jumping lessons. My parents wanted to be sure I was going to stick with it so I had to come up with the money myself so I happily groomed and cleaned stalls in exchange for lessons.
My dedication and love of horses took me to Midway College in central Kentucky where I graduated with an AA in Equine Management.
My photography journey began as a journey deeper into my Self first and then when others began taking notice of my unique perspectives and the way I captured moments, animals, and people I expanded my knowledge of cameras, getting out of auto mode, photo composition, and the never ending art of post processing.
My photography interest was peaked during a trip to the UK in 2008 where I met a photographer whose work really touched and inspired me. Never able to draw and create art the way I saw it in my head, photography soon proved to be the next best thing and I was soon being consistently praised for my amazing “eye”.
I fine-tuned my knowledge by spending hours outside with our horses taking pictures and completing courses in photography through the Equine Professional Photographer’s Network, IUPUI Continuing Studies Certification program, and with Beryl Young and her Momtography courses. It all paid off...I won Special Mention in the Boone County Open Photography Show.
I have had my work featured at the Athens Art Gallery in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in TrailBlazer magazine, and online for a local jewelry creator, for an artisan mustard/condiment producer, as well as on websites and social media for holistic healers, nature-lovers, spiritual teachers, psychic mediums, radio show hosts, holistic coaches, business strategists, professional organizers and wedding fitness coach....and more!
I love watching movies on the big screen, anything that has to do with horses, dogs make me laugh, dark chocolate is my kryptonite, and my daughter may or may not call me the "crazy plant lady" for good reason.
Want to work with me?
We can work together to capture the magic of you and your life/business ... contact me! Let's talk!
Use the form on my Contact page or you can send a text or call 317-508-5042
Right now there are two weekend workshops scheduled for the winter months....just when you need to get creative, right?