One of the many careers I remember aspiring to as a child was a photographer for National Geographic. Now that I am a mother of my own 2 children, my love of photography has grown in a different direction. Kids grow fast, and memories fade, and so pictures of their young lives become gateways to moments we might otherwise forget. Even during my posed portrait sessions, I also try to snap a few candid shots. These might not be the ones you frame, but they are sure to be treasured in years to come.

In addition to a photographer and a mother, I am a wife, nurse, and admitted geek. I'm a transplanted Yooper (moved from Michigan's lower peninsula to the colder, snowier, wilder, beautiful upper peninsula). I'm a shy person. I empathize with you if you don't want to be in front of the camera. I also think, though, that it is incredibly important to capture the little moments in life. To capture your story.

While I am also a mother and a nurse, photography is my outlet. I have always wanted to create - but most of my projects never turned out very well. I can't paint for the life of me, and glue and I just don't get along. I do enjoy crocheting and have become pretty decent with that. But having a camera in my hands - it just clicks (pun intended. Comedy is not my strong point either . . .) Seeing the images after a session, the potential of a photo being realized, just the right moment captured forever - that brings me joy.

I did always want to be a writer, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words . . .