I love life. I love the stories that make up our life. And I love for the photographs I take to tell those stories.

The moments of grace parents have with their newborn, the joyful smiles of a toddler, the way a bride embraces her new husband, and the unique identity each family shares.

I studied photography at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN and with documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield in Venice, CA . I also worked as a photojournalist for multiple newspapers before opening my studio in Peoria, IL in 2005.

My husband, Dave, is my best friend. We have a beautiful baby girl, Norah, and an energetic dog, Finnegan.

Nothing compares to the joy I feel everyday while documenting a new story, a new moment, in someone’s life.