A small town girl from the start, I lived in a few different rural communities growing up. Greensburg, KS ended up being "home" (and always will be!). Photography was always in the back of my mind, I just always enjoyed taking photos. However, I didn't think it could lead to a career; I didn't really get into it until college.
I started off a Biology major at Bethany College, and after a semester it was clear that it wasn't for me! When you finish a science class and you're excited that you never have to do it again - that's how you know you're in the wrong field! So I spent my second semester "undecided" and took pictures for yearbook, (I think I had over 200 photos in their '08-'09 edition!) The next year I ended up at Friends University in Wichita and joined their Studio Art program with a Photography emphasis. I learned SO much at Friends, from drastically improving my photography, to organizing and running art shows. I graduated in 2013 after completing an internship with the Wichita Thunder taking photos for their hockey games.
My husband Michael and I got married in 2013 and moved to Moundridge, KS about two weeks after our wedding. We love this community and our church! Walking our dogs and taking them to the local parks to frolick are some of our favorite things to do here :-)
I have taken other photography classes outside of college with the Kansas Professional Photographers Association hosted by Bethel College. These classes had a HUGE effect on my photography; I've taken studio and outdoor portraiture, lighting fundamentals, and advanced photoshop classes through KPPA.
After shooting for over eight years, I have learned so much and feel my skills improve more every day. I'm always learning, always growing, and I'll never stop getting better. I've shot a little for newspapers, won contests, and done countless shoots for seniors, couples, families, little ones, and events. This is a passion of mine, and I love helping people make memories they can keep forever.
Ten Random Facts About Me!
- I am married to an amazing ginger stud, Michael
- We have two dogs and two cats
- My family is silly and ridiculous all the time forever
- I have been to France (Paris and Versailles) LOVE IT
- I played tennis in college
- Going to rock concerts is one of my favorite things to do
- I collect silly hats (including a mohawk wig and a sombrero) and yes I've worn most of them in public
- I played street hockey growing up
- I'm obsessed with praying mantises
- I love exercising, especially weight lifting
"I am still learning" - Michelangelo (at age 87)