I was born and raised in the Heartland with a love for photography, planning, and gaming. I snapped photos of everything from my friends to the barges that roamed regularly along the mighty Mississippi River.
Throughout my childhood, I developed a love for gaming, and through high school, I played sports and learned more and more about computers. I studied graphic design in a private college that I dropped out of soon after, and followed my heart (aka LJ) to Michigan, to New York, to Arizona, Washington State, Maryland and now Virginia. I have spent the last decade designing graphics, and the past few years editing photography. I have self-taught myself in nearly everything I do, and pride myself on it. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2012, but then came Big B in 2014, our first child and little boy, who loves trains, race cars, and music, who happens to be on the Autism spectrum. Little B, our daughter, arrived in 2016, currently an aficionado of anything she can put in her mouth. Those two children changed my outlook on everything from self-identity to time management and everything in between.
I got my hands on a shiny new DSLR in 2012 and started taking my photography journey seriously. I edit with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and use natural light for all of my work. I doodle with the Wacom tablet from time to time, I research our family history, and I am an Affiliate streamer on Twitch.
When I am not taking photos, blogging, or planning, I’m on the couch with my husband watching anything on Food Network or HGTV or doing various activities with the kiddos.
I want to thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my little home here. I hope you’ll visit again! I appreciate you!
Q. How long have you been a photographer?
A. I have been a “hobbyist” of sorts all of my life. I didn’t start taking it seriously until 2012.
Q. Where have you lived?
A. Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Arizona, Washington State, Maryland, and Virginia.
Q. Do you offer photography sessions?
A. As of this moment, I’m not actively marketing sessions. However, if a session were requested, I would consider it.
Q. Why is photography so expensive?
A. It is expensive for various reasons which I will eventually outline in a blog post. For now, I’ll simply say that you get what you pay for.
Q. Do you offer original, unedited images?
Q. Do you have any photography tips?
A. Take pictures of everything. Literally. Shoot in manual. Research. Learn about light. Experiment. And don’t forget to take self-portraits.