Mid Michigan Lifestyle Photographer | Hello! I am SO excited that you’re here, checking out my new website!
As some of you know, finally launching a website for my photography is something that has been a long time coming.
But, if you don’t know, then here’s a little bit of a back story for you..
Flash back to 2008: My parents had a point and shoot digital camera that I loved walking around outside with, taking random photographs of anything that caught my eye.
My young, teenage self thought nothing of it, other than that it was something fun to do in our small town of nothingness.
My parents, on the other hand, thought that I had an eye for photography, so they decided to nurture my talent by surprising me with my very own DSLR camera!
As soon as I picked up that camera – a Canon Rebel XSi with an 18-55mm kit lens – I was completely smitten and my love just grew from there! ♥
Eventually, people started noticing my photos and asking me if I would be interested in taking photos for them (mind you, I didn’t really know what I was doing at the time – just shooting my little Rebel on auto) so I was certainly ecstatic at the thought of people noticing my photos and wanting me to take photos for them!
Little did I know what I was really getting myself into.. But 9+ years of constant Googling, reading, YouTube tutorials, online workshops, shadowing/shooting alongside other talented photographers, and a lot of trial and error later.. Here I am, putting myself and my photos out there for the world to find and hopefully love!
To me, photography is more than just clicking a button on a camera – photography is completely thrilling and nerve-wracking all at the same time. ♥
I absolutely love being able to freeze moments in time that may otherwise be forgotten about.
I love being able to make someone feel good about themselves in the photos that I capture of them and give them a boost of confidence.
It makes me completely giddy to be the one trusted to help families capture important moments in their lives, such as their engagement, wedding, pregnancy announcement, and my very favorite – the birth of their newest family member.
It took me awhile to get to where I am today, but I am so happy that I’m here!!
Circa 2011: Shooting a wedding alongside the talented Joni Bilderback | www.jonibilderback.com