First things first. I'm a follower of Christ, I'm a beekeepers wife, I'm a mom, and then of course, I'm a photographer. I see photography as a gift and privilege given by God's grace, but it's not what I live and die for.
As for my history, I won't tell you all about how I've been taking photos since I was five or how I come from a long line of artists and photographers because I just don't. I was born and raised in a small farming town in Southeast Nebraska. I come from a long line of German-bred farmers and grew up tending to dairy calves and learning how to work hard. Being the adventurous type, I moved to South Florida when I was 18 to attend university. It was in Florida where I found myself starting my business, finding an incredible church, and meeting my Kiwi husband. As of February 2016, I live in Havelock North, New Zealand and begin the adventure of life in a far away land. Although, Nebraska and Florida will always have a large part of my heart.
Having an affinity for history and writing, I naturally fell in love with the art of photography since it's name literally means "writing with light". I was never quite sure how to put my finger on my love for the craft, but I think that it has everything to do with the documentation of life. I love preserving the tangible things that you pass down from generation to generation. Images give light and depth to already beautiful stories. I have the privilege of providing tangible images between the pages of those stories. I believe that the little moments of real life, with their wide range of emotions and expression, are the sweetest things to capture. I'm honored that I get to call that my job.