Oh, hello there!
About me, ekkk...... well here it goes : My parents (and my inlaws) are my heroes, my friends are family, my husband is my everything and my kidos are the center of my universe. ... too much?? I know, but its all true!! I love to be super organized (as much as my kids let me), I peruse Esty or Amazon almost daily, and I spend loads of my "spare time" painting something. "Fabulous, Amazing, and Gorgeous" are words I probably use way too often, but I just can't help it. Life is good and I am truly blessed.
Here’s the stuff that makes me qualified, I guess : I graduated with degrees in Portrait Photography and the other in Commercial Photography from The Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology. I was first in my class and received all 3 awards given in photography. After working in Columbus a couple of years, my dad and I remodeled his old welding shop to become my new Heirloom Portrait Design studio in 2001. Nearly 20 years later (eek!!), I have been published in magazines and books, I have received awards regionally, my artwork is on display in hospitals and offices and even billboards! But, my favorite part of it all is seeing the little ones grow before my eyes through each session, senior pictures to then taking the wedding and seeing their family grow. The cycle is beautiful and a true honor to capture it!
Thank you so much for getting to know me (and a bit of my silliness). I am excited to meet you and hope to talk to you soon!
my favorite things
MY HUBBY & 4 KIDDOS
It's the start of the week & new opportunities to get things accomplished! YAY!
COFFEE & CHOCOLATE
Black coffee for breakfast & chocolate for snack, yum, yum!! Don’t worry everyone, I do eat a real lunch, LOL :)
SCHOOL BUS CAMPING
Yep, we own a school bus! It’s a real camper inside with a kitchen, bathroom, shower, enough to sleep 6. We love the adventure it brings!
Small town living all the way. The sense of community & pride that brings. The love of everyone knows everyone with the strength that has. #FORTLORAMIEpride
Can I say, life saver! Bringing 4 kids with me to the grocery store, no thank-you! Ordering groceries while watching Netflix, yes please!