I grew up spending winters skiing in southeast Michigan and summer sailing on Grand Traverse Bay. I fell in love with nature and travel at a young age. Whether I was snowboarding in Colorado, scuba diving in Australia, or hiking the Great Wall of China, I always had a camera around my neck. For as long as I can remember I've delighted in capturing with my lens the world around me, its different cultures and their traditions.
After I enrolled at Albion College, I spent my first two years changing my major with fervor, but finally realized that what I loved most were my art classes. So I threw caution to the wind, set my course and earned by BFA in Visual Art with a concentration in Photography. It was the best decision I could have made and I have since gone on to supplement my degree with coursework at the Center for Creative Studies.
A year after I graduated from Albion, I met my future husband. A couple of years after that, we were planning a wedding. We wanted to be married outdoors, and instead of finding a venue we decided to create our own. We converted an overgrown field of weeds into a grass-covered, sunflower-lined oasis and completed the scene with an elegant reception tent and a mile-high bonfire. It was truly a labor of love, and it was during this process that I fell in love with weddings, particularly the details.
Now at each wedding I photograph, I spend the entire day smiling, watching each new couple celebrate the beginning of their life together while I take care to capture the little things that will help create a prized memory for decades to come. I do this with a hope that like me, the bride and groom will one day sit down at the dinner table with their three daughters and reminisce about the day their lives as a family began.
YEARS SHOOTING WITH KT&CO: 7
FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP:
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: GHIRARDELLI HOT COCOA MIX IN MY MORNING COFFEE
CURRENT OBSESSION: DOGEARED JEWELRY
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A DAY OFF:
TRYING NEW RESTAURANTS WITH MY FAMILY