I am originally from a small town in Iowa called Protivin; after spending a few years in California I moved back to Iowa and have been in the Cedar Rapids area since 2003. I've had a passion for photography all my life and can't imagine doing anything else! During high school I spent four years involved in annual photography projects. After graduation, I continued my education at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA, where I received my degree in Portrait Photography in 2000. In 2009, I also received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of Iowa. I have worked as a portrait photographer in Cedar Falls, IA, and Calabasas, CA.

off the beaten path....

* i was born on December 17, 1979

* i love photography. i love art. i love anything and all that's creative

* i love sports. i love running

* it's impossible for me not to see a picture in everything i see and look at...and i love that...

* i have a daughter who is my favorite subject to talk about, photograph and love...addison lynn...born 4-13-2007...yes, on a Friday

* i am the youngest of 8 children; i have 6 beautiful, amazing, independent sisters and 1 brother who defines what a brother is

* family is everything to me

* i have a funny, wonderful husband who believes in me & makes me laugh every single day...

* i grew up on a farm and wouldn't trade it for anything

* i typically always have a cup of coffee sitting next to me

* i love kids...i think they are funny, inventive, creative, mischievous, silly...

* my favorite color is blue

* i don't nap

* i love thunderstorms, the ocean, camping, candy, laughing, snowboarding, ice cream, a good book, fall, diet dew...

* i have always wanted to be a photographer

* i have always wanted to be a mother

* my favorite thing to do is get lost on a gravel road with two things; me & my camera (ok 3 things; coffee)

* i have lived in 2 states and visited 33