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Graduate of CWCS, Waupun - Class of 2000
Graduate of MATC - Madison Class of 2003
Associates Degree in Applied Arts - Photography
Business established in October 2003
Opened studio location in February 2004
Ongoing education by attending yearly conventions and classes with Wisconsin Professional Photographers Associations, Wedding Portrait Photographers International and National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Ever since I was a kid, I love to preserve memories and moments. I was the one to keep receipts, tickets, price stubs, rocks, you name it from every vacation, trip, night out with friends and so forth. Now I find it much easier to take pictures of everything so I won't forget that moment.
When I was photographed for my senior pictures I had a blast and thought "This would be a fun job and SO EASY, all you do is take pictures all day!" So at that moment I decided I wanted to become a photographer. WOW!! I THOUGHT WRONG!!! This thing called "digital photography" became the new trend and let me tell you there is WAY MORE to my job than "taking pictures" all day.
I love preserving that innocence in a 2 year olds eyes, the tiny little wrinkles of a new baby, the proud stance of a one year old, the love between a bride and groom, the past and the future of the high school senior and capturing "the (life)stage" of a family.
Every person that is a subject in front of the camera becomes more than a client or a session, they become a face with a name. Every session is as unique as the child or family that I am capturing.
You can't stop, pause or rewind life, you can only live in the moment. Nothing is harder to replace than yesterday. That's why I do this... to preserve moments in time.