What to Expect:

I'm a family photojournalist at heart, so all of my sessions are built around the idea of capturing honest experiences and preserving real memories. 

I do adhere to photojournalism rules when I am documenting families. Photojournalism means the photographer cannot change or manipulate the environment. The photographer cannot change the lighting, cannot suggest where their clients should be photographed, cannot manipulate their client's actions, and editing of the final images is very minimal. The goal is to document life as truthful as possible. 

This is different than the types of images you may see from other "lifestyle" photographers. Lifestyle photography means the photographer is in control of the surrounding environment (placing people in the best light) while encouraging natural interactions in order to capture organic moments. These sessions are life inspired, but not true to the photojournalism genre. 

I no longer set aside time for portraits as part of my sessions. It is common for me to grab a few portraits throughout the session as the opporutnity arrises. I may even ask all of you to get together for a quick family picture. However, the session is dedicated to documenting your family using photojournalism standards. 

I offer Short Sessions (1-2 hours), Half Day Sessions (4-6 hours), and Day in the Life Sessions. Please inqure about booking a session here

5 Random Facts About Me:

  • My last name sounds like "bagel".
  • I don't have real kids, but I consider my dogs and cats my babies.
  • I spend more time in Home Depot than clothing stores (I love DIY and home improvement projects).
  • I gave up caffeine, but couldn't give up my lattes at Starbucks. Thank goodness for decaf! 
  • I'm a night person by nature. I'd rather stay up late and sleep in.