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Visit the studio to see my portraiture, fine art and travel photography on display. Limited fine art prints are available for purchase, as well as images mounted on acrylic.
Love, joy, humor, tenderness and compassion are trademarks in my work. For over 18 years, I've been photographing newborns, children, special needs individuals, families and pets. It's a joy for me to connect with clients like you and document your precious family bonds through heartfelt images.
Photographing your family is my chance to tell a chapter in the story of your lives where I get to capture moments of love, joy and laughter. (And goofing around, too!) None of that stiff stuff with fake smiles. My approach is laid back and fun, letting the kids lead the session. So just relax, and enjoy yourselves.
What sets me apart from other portrait photographers is my 20-plus years in the photojournalism field. I'm a Columbia College Chicago graduate and was a senior photographer on staff at the Daily Herald. I was honored to have received many awards for my work over the years in competitions state-wide as well as nationally. I am also a two-time recipient of the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism for my photography.
For 17 years, I covered the Fox Valley and surrounding areas for the newspaper documenting all aspects of life in short and long-term feature stories, professional and prep sports, breaking news, businesses, restaurants and many other types of assignments that unfold on a daily basis. This helped me precisely hone my craft and skills so I'm ready to take on anything that comes my way.
In May of 2016, I left the Daily Herald to focus on my business full-time as well as to pursue independent special interest journalism stories.