I BELIEVE IN

Chasing your fate
Embracing the chaos
Following your heart
Preserving your visual legacy
Capturing honest moments creatively

EMMA

Loving and serving families - mine and yours - is why I get up in the morning.  Why I get out of bed and keep breathing.  Telling your most sincere, most important stories with honesty and heart is my privilege.

Great loves almost always have a long crazy story about how they came about.  The food you never really cared for as a kid is your favorite, the boy you never took notice of is the man you fall for and marry, and the hobby you never thought you’d have becomes a passion that you plan to make your life’s work.  How that comes about and the way it makes you feel - words can never do it justice. That’s probably why I love photography so much, because it gets us so much closer to paying the tribute to the feelings you’ll never find the words for.  Plus, I’m a really terrible writer - so that’s a bonus.

When I was a kid, I wanted to work at Taco Bell or be Bozo. Naturally, as a result, I went to architecture school.  There, I met my husband and my world flipped a little bit.  A lot of stuff happened in-between then and now but, it’s because of him and our two sons that my perspective on life has changed.

They add so much love and craziness to my life that has helped me grow as a person, a woman, and a mother.  I am so many things I never thought I would be because of them and a photographer is definitely on that list. 

Because of them, I believe in things I cannot prove, I listen to my heart and love deeper than I ever thought I could.  They are my constant reminder of what is most important in the world.  Because of them, I see the heart in things and can instantly distinguish all the things that really matter.  It's through these eyes that I photograph for families - and for you - the heart of it all.

Oh, and since I feel inclined to tell you a couple quick facts about me:  I like beer.  And coffee.  And food.  Not necessarily in that order.  It depends on the time of day.

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1. Photo by Megan Gielow of MorningWild  2. Photo by my kind husband  3. Photo by Val of ValerieDemo


 
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