Expression is something that fuels me. Whether its through photography, styling, design, planning, cooking, painting, sharing, or helping others its what drives me and gives framework to how I live my life. I'm an art director by day, dreamer, planner, and do-er by every other moment! I try and remember to be absolutely mad to live for every day i'm given. I am constantly learning from the past, but trying to open to the what the future can teach. This is my space to express who I am, but I'm here to learn from you as well. So send me a message!
Art Direction & Styling
Creating images that tell a story and doing it with food has been the perfect marriage of a lifelong love affair with food and a passion for photography. Food has always been an important part of my life, even in my earliest memories. So when I got out of school with my BFA in photography and discovered food styling I really thought that I was the luckiest person in the world to have found my dream job by 24! While I still love food styling and try to get my fix of it by working on personal projects, my current position as an Art Director is such a perfect fit for me! I am the type of person that loves to help make things better, so if I can help create the best image possible with a team that I can guide into a space where they can do great work, it is so fulfilling in a whole other part of my soul! I do mostly commercial work for clients like Sur la table, KitchenAid, Meijer, Chicago Metallic, Cabelas, and Lifetime Brands..
I graduated with my BFA in Photography and started my career off with my own photography studio doing mostly portraits. It was a time of huge growth and I loved being able to engage with the people I was photographing and capture these moments for them. I still do a limited number of photo shoots a year, so if you have something fun you want to shoot with me, let me know!
Doing event design and interior design work has been a passion of mine that i've really fallen more in love with each new project that I work on! From staging houses, to planning showers and weddings, to redecorating even completely gutted houses these projects are almost my most favorite! Logistics, lists, details, and most of all expression in the design of these important parts of our lives is something that I just can't get enough of! So even if its a big or small project, i love this stuff!