ansel adams

"A photograph is usually looked at -
seldom looked into ."

And I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to work with people during their most special moments in life. Couples celebrating their love, parents-to-be living in that sweetly awkward, "What are we getting into?" moment. New parents in the midst of "Wow, we have a new little person!" Families coming together to enjoy each other for special birthdays, anniversaries. When you want photographs of these precious times in your life, I'm there to capture them and tell your story for you and your loved ones for years to come. It is, truly, the essence of life.

I bring that same passion to professional headshots, business lifestyle and branding photography and commercial work, as well. Every moment is worth an amazing photograph. 

Credentials? Yes, I have some of those, too. I am a member of the Chicago Photography Center's (CPC) Founders' Circle and served on its Board of Directors. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, where I was voted the 2009 Chamber Member of the Year, and 2018's Above and Beyond Award. I share my passion and experience with newcomers to the art through classes and workshops. I've been published, interviewed, and filmed for a reality TV show. I love exhibiting my personal travel work and have been featured in several gallery spaces around Chicago. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope we get to meet soon!

My path to full-time photographer is not an entirely typical one. I spent my former life in IT, first for Accenture/Andersen Consulting and then in my own consulting practice. I traveled a lot, worked a lot...and was miserable a lot!

So, I took a deep breath and jumped, turning a life-long passion for photography into a full-time business. It's been 15 years since I made that leap and I have never looked back. 

I love absolutely everything about what I do. I love making photographs. Of anything. Of everything. Of everyone. The challenge of bringing out the natural beauty and unique personality in every thing and everyone in front of my camera is what I love the most!

Meet the photographer.

I am thrilled and honored to be featured in these fabulous publications!

The FoodTravelist

Food travel photography tips from a pro

SmugMug Blog

Harness the power of your smartphone

Wedding photos: When snap-happy guests go too far

Upscale TV

Pilot episodes of Chicago wedding challenge

Me: In Focus

featured magazine interview

Hot Doug's Hot Dogs

Interview for one of my favorite foods!

The Essential Dehydrator

Photographed all Recipes for this delectable cookbook

How To Walk To School

The Asheville Bee Charmer

Featured photographer for cover photo & the school's interior photos

Food Photographer for this
Niche Cookbook