I never dreamed I’d be spending my days taking pictures.
In fact, I had ZERO experience with photography (unless you count teenage selfies with cut-off heads and bad lighting). Babies, weddings, and life’s other milestones were great, but, let’s be honest, I usually went for the cake. Observing the details and documenting the day never crossed my mind.
Until my first professional portrait session. I was 17, and I fell in love with the whole process – from choosing outfits, to using location, lighting and props to create a feeling that is preserved for years.
After that day, I suddenly knew what I wanted to do with my life. I decided to go to Concordia University in Wisconsin where I received a bachelors of fine arts in photography and a minor in business. The summer after I graduated, I set out on my own and officially launched my business.