First of all, I’m obnoxiously enthusiastic so hold on to your butts!

I talk really loud and really fast and sometimes the craziness of my own laugh makes me a tad embarrassed… but only a tad.

Check out my youtube video and you can see exactly what I mean. (talking with my hands, being overly excited about something most people think is weird – birth photography! – oh and the bloopers are the best part so hang in till the end!) You can also get to know me in this interview by Henry Dormann with WENY!

I believe a stranger is a friend you haven’t met, yet. Or at least an acquaintance that will make your life more interesting!

I’m pretty sarcastic and I love making people laugh. I don’t take myself seriously and neither should you!

Life is beautiful. And it’s complex… it’s short, but it’s long. I enjoy it all and fill it up with the things I love.

My inner artist is obsessed with details. I am drawn to bright colors. Light. Emotion.

I’m just as in love with sunshine and fresh air as I am with cozy evenings full of warm beverages, wool socks, and good books.

My daughters are 13 months apart in age. Yes, that was on purpose. Yes, I’m crazy. But it’s super fun, even as a single Mom, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Elsa and Anna {names have been changed to protect the innocent} are the best of friends. They sometimes dress like homeless princesses, but they’re so dang proud of themselves I can’t bear to crush their sweet, non-matching, creative self-expression. There’s never a dull moment in our home and I LOVE IT!

Yoga is the only type of exercise I have fallen in love with over the years. Stretching, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, balancing… it’s amazing what you can do when you practice! And for someone who usually runs around like a chicken with her head cut off and often doesn’t know how to sit still, it’s so amazing to have a quiet place to direct my focus to my breath.

I love to cook. The kitchen is a favorite part of my world. I love the colors and the smells, and of course the flavors! I like to slow down sometimes and make my own bread. I love to sit around the table with my girls… or with whatever friends or family we’ve gathered for the night. Pizza is my favorite food, no question. Especially if it’s grilled!

My favorite smells are coffee, old books, fresh cut grass, and lavender.

I adore Corning, NY and am so excited to be back.

I can’t wait to spread my love of life through my photography business here!