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About Me

The Story Behind Kindred Spirits

While I have always felt drawn to photography, the practical side of me never considered it as a true career. Instead, I pursued another passion of mine, which is to care for people. I graduated with my RN-BSN and worked in the ICU for 6 years before life changes allowed me to be a stay at home mother to my then two children.  

Eventually, I found I needed something to work on, something to challenge myself in, something in which I could work hard, and grow. I bought my camera and a 50mm lens, and started pursuing photography with very little knowledge at all. My goals were not just to take snapshots of my kids though. I KNEW I wanted to create photos that moved people. That when you see them, you felt something that words couldn't describe. I joined professional photography groups all over Facebook because I knew that even though I was not one of them yet, that was where I wanted to be. I learned through them, through Youtube, and through endless trial and error. As my skills grew, and I had more requests for my photography, I knew I wanted to pursue this in an official way. However I had to find a name to file for my LLC, and I agonized over it for months. I wanted it to be something that was especially meaningful to me, something that embodied what I was trying to pursue with my business. When I thought of what type of photography I wanted to pursue, I didn't necessarily have a specific area such as just children, or just weddings, etc. What mattered to me was the connection I would have with the people I was photographing. I wanted to photograph Kindred Spirits.

 

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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My faith and my family are the most important things in my life. 

A cliche sentence. 

But every fiber of my life is woven through with either my Catholic faith, my husband of 9 years, my 4 beautiful children, or my parents, siblings, nieces, and nephew. 

Motherhood is the most beautiful, exhausting, amazing thing, and I especially love connecting with other moms, by photographing them, and helping them to remember this beautiful phase of life we're in.

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I'm a Midwesterner at heart, born and raised in Michigan, and the Mitten will always be home. 

But, for 3 years, we lived in Cambridge (Boston), MA, and a part of my heart will always think wistfully of the East Coast.

The autumn colors are like nothing I had ever seen before. The cobblestone sidewalks and historic homes made me feel like I got to live in a little bit of the history that I love so dearly. We lived without a car, and relied on public transportation, a mindblowing concept for this Midwest girl!  I will always think fondly of that time in my life.

Self Portrait I took outside the Boston Children's Museum

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