I am a Photographer based out of Kernersville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Piedmont Triad. I serve: Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, Winston-Salem & surrounding communities.
When I am not out photographing a client, or volunteering my photography services to an organization in need; I work full time at a local hospital during the work week.
I have been married for 24 years to my best friend, we have 2 grown boys and 6 fur-babies (2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 sugar gliders).
I love hiking to photograph waterfalls, relaxing with a glass of wine & spending quality time with my husband and fur-babies.
My love for photography started as a pre-teen, with the gift of a little red Vivitar 110 film camera, and then progressed to my first Nikon F5 film camera in my early 20’s….I started shooting Pro in 2003 after many requests from clients after viewing my family portraits and nature images. I currently shoot with a professional Nikon digital camera and a variety of professional lenses & equipment!
I am always learning and growing in the photography field by expanding my knowledge and experience, with continuing education, seminars and tutorials throughout the year. I cherish every session I do, the quality of work that I put into each image is done with great pride and care.
I would be honored to be your chosen custom photographer,
and I look forward to meeting & working with you soon.
What do you get when you choose me as your Custom Photographer?
Blemishes, bruises, stretch marks and dog or baby drool, can all magically disappear with a little TLC from me as your custom photographer, leaving you with images that focus on the beauty of YOU and not a temporary blemish. With custom photography, all of your photographs are individually processed and retouched by me to achieve the ideal color balance, saturation and unique creative feel. From bright & cheerful…… or dreamy & ethereal….. or gritty & grungy, capturing your style and personality is of most importance!
I provide quality Custom Portraiture by editing each individual portrait in your album by hand, in order to provide this service; the editing procedure takes a little time. Please be patient while I process your photos before presenting them to you in your password protected album. This processing time takes 14-21 days from the date of your session.
Your personality, location & clothing choices all portray a certain style that inspires your unique portraits. Portrait sessions go at your own pace, giving you the time to relax and have fun.
Your portrait session can take place in the comfort of your home, or an alternate indoor or outdoor location of your choice. Choosing your own session location has more meaning than a random location chosen by me, but I am always here to help you choose.
I thrive on providing my clients with quality photography, personalized attention, and creative artistry in custom portraiture. I focus on capturing portraits that are fun, relaxed & natural, portraits that reflect your unique personal style and personality.
I encourage your involvement in assisting in the creation of your own unique photo session by asking you to bring a variety of clothing, accessories, jewelry, props, toys, and other items to personalize your images in your own unique style.
I hope that I’ll get a chance to share my passion and joy with you! I truly love what I do!
For many people, this is their first experience with a Custom Portrait Photographer outside of the Cookie Cutter Photo Studios, so I would love to share some info with you! It will make the whole process way less overwhelming! Shall we dig in?
What is Custom Portrait Photography? My photography style represents life…..real and how you live it. While I defiantly deliver some classically posed portraits….those sweet snuggles, the pouty faces, and uncontrollable giggles, THOSE are the moments that make life feel so big, and moments you will want to remember for a lifetime…. and you’ll definitely see them in my portraiture!
What should I expect? The biggest difference you will see with a Custom Portrait Photographer, is the personalized attention!! You are not rushed through a quick 20 minute in and out session… because the cookie cutter studio has many customers lined up behind you! Each and every one of your portraits will be hand edited, because I truly care about you and the quality of your portraits!! I’ll coach you through the process of what to wear, how to interact with each other, or your kids on portrait day (trust me on this one), adjust your pose if necessary, advise you on what will look best on your walls, and everything in between! I will literally hold your hand through every step of the process and answer as many questions as you need to ask to feel comfortable!
How fast can I have my photos? I know that the anticipation of seeing your photo’s after your session can drive you crazy!! But please be patient while I go over every inch of your photos, and hand edit each of them individually to create Amazing photos you will absolutely LOVE! This processing workflow takes between 2-3 weeks. Once I am done, I will email or text you with your password so that you may view, download and order your prints. Once your order has been placed, your finished portraits will be in your hands within a week!
Moment of truth…what is this going to cost me? I actually want to ask YOU a question first. When your children are grown, when your spouse has a few more wrinkles than you remembered, when your parents have passed, or your beloved pet has crossed the rainbow bridge….what will you have left to remember those you love the most? More importantly, what will you have to pass on as a legacy to your family? Chances are, it will be two things: the memories and the photographs. Aside from some smudges on your walls and well-loved toys, your photos will be the one tangible thing that celebrate and remember your journey. Your photos are more than just ink and paper – these are the moments that tell your life story! If you go out to eat several times a week, or color your hair every other month, or grab a coffee a few times a week...you are EASILY spending MUCH more per year on these things that, while fabulous, will fade away and be gone!
I treat each client with care and invest hours of my time to ensure you have the best experience possible! For that reason, each Custom Portrait session with me is $250.00 for up to 4 people ($25/additional person), this covers my time, creative talent, travel, and of course the expertise that I pour into your session, it also includes your Amazing images as digital downloads in your private album, you can print as much as you desire and share on social media. The session retainer fee does not include Professional Prints, or Fine Art Products. I hope you’ll invest in those during your ordering process! Most of my clients are so in love with their images (many laugh or tear up when they see them) that they usually invest in tangible products like, Professional Prints, and Fine Art Products, Canvases, Wall Art, and Albums, instead of solely relying on digital downloads to store their Amazing portraits.
Days are long, but years are ever so short. Let me help you remember every single moment!
I look forward to enjoying this journey with you!
Check out my portfolio to give you a better idea of what type of images I capture. Please contact me if you feel like my style of photography is what you are looking for to make your unique portraits stand out from the rest!
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