Writing about one’s self… is not always easy.  So I thought I’d share just a few fun facts!

I am a proud mama, a hopeless romantic, a collector of all things vintage, a goofball, I have an obsession with hats, and I am a LOVE fanatic.

I started photographing full time in 2008 when I moved to Maryland.  I am originally from WA state and frequently travel back home to get a good dose of the mountains and overcast skies.  But my heart truly resides in downtown Frederick.  You could say I found my niche here where hip meets history.  This is also where I’ve met some of the most amazing people… and I am looking forward to meeting many more as I raise a family here!

Capturing life through photographs has been one of the most rewarding part of elements of my life.   I love witnessing connections between people whether a bride & groom or a mother & son.  To be able to evoke emotion with a photograph and create a reminder of how that moment felt is truly a gift!

“Capturing the moments of today that will WOW the hearts of tomorrow”  ~Author Unknown

It seems the older I get the sappier I’ve become. I cherish every moment I have with my beautiful daughter… she is my light.  She has taught me more in her lifetime than I have learned in my own…  My heart fills every time I see her and I want to share this joy with as many people as I can.  And the best way I know is through photography.  You will see her featured quite often on social media and throughout my website.

I realized early on that in order to be truly happy with my creativity… I should combine my passions.  So that is what I did. I took my passion for urban living & photography, and developed Magnolia Street… I fell in love with East Fourth Street and the close community that adopted Sophie and I.  I believe that the love I have for where I live really comes through in my photographs because I cherish its uniqueness and all the beauty it holds.  But at the same time I will always have WA in my blood…  so you will find me hiking trails and exploring the local Catoctin Mountains for equally beautiful locations and unique setting for portraits.

I hope that you enjoyed getting to know me and my family a bit… and look forward to adding you to my photography family real soon!