FAQ's

There is a lot of love and thought that goes into each and every session I do.  From the time you book your session my brain starts tossing around ideas relating but not limited to environment, placement and location.  I want your sessions to be special and I want you to walk away from the session with images that show the true beauty of the relationship between the people I photographed.

 

Camera

My go to camera for every session is my Canon 5D Mark III (I just upgraded!) and my back up camera is my 5D Mark II.  My favorite lens continues to be the 50mm 1.4.  You will sometimes see me with my 24-70mm 2.4 as well.

 

Editing Software

Over the past year I have used quite a few different software editing programs but for 2013 I am settling in with Photoshop CS6.  I am loving the change and believe you will too!  I enjoy using actions and some of my favorites are Oh So Posh and Florabella. 

 

Inspiration

My inspiration comes from my family.  Being a Mom of 6 I am in the trenches all the time and they never cease to amaze me.  The simplest things make me smile and grab my camera to capture that moment in time.  I watch my children every day get older and I am so thankful for my camera to preserve the seasons, holidays and just everyday events.  I miss them shortly after they happen.

 

Publications

My photography is published in multiple Chicago Parent and Chicago Special Parent magazines, Daily Southtown, Chicago Suntimes, The Huffington Post, 2013 World Down Syndrome Video (IDSC for Life), and soon to be on billboards across the nation for a national billboard campaign between Changing the Face of Beauty and IDSC for life.

 

Passion

My passion comes from the love I have for my children.  My children just like a lot of others struggle in areas of their lives.  Through them my eyes have been opened and reminded that each day we have is a gift and we need to make the best choices for us.  I have dedicated my free time to a campaign I am a co-founder of called "Changing the Face of Beauty".  www.changingthefaceofbeauty.org  It is my hope that individuals who happen to be living with a disability will see themselves represented in advertising campaigns all the time.  My belief is that the more our society is exposed to all types of people the more accepting they will be in every day life.  My goal is to help pave that way.