I'm a born and raised Minnesotan and I recently moved to Sioux Falls, SD. I am excited to be continuing to photograph my Albert Lea clients as well as growing my clientele in and around Sioux Falls.
I am a follower of Jesus and a BIG dreamer. I am an auntie to twelve kiddos and I'm very close to my family. On the days I'm not looking after those crazy kids, you can find me relaxing at a local coffee shop or watching one of my many favorite TV shows. I am a true introvert. I love my time with friends, but I equally love my time alone.
I was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease when I was 21 and my lung function has been a bit of a roller coaster since then. I am currently praising God that they have improved some recently. Although this can make things challenging, it has taught me the importance of living now: to travel when I am able and spend more time with the people that truly matter. It continually makes me more aware of how important it is to capture the mess, chaos, passion, and joy of everyday life.
A little about my photography background: I remember the first time I used a “good” camera. I was in Honduras on a mission trip with my Kairos (discipleship school) class. My friend was pursuing her photography dreams and gave me a few instructions on settings before handing over her camera in manual mode. Plenty of my pictures were blurry or settings were way off. But there were some that were good. My friend spoke life into my dream. She told me that I had an eye. A few years later I purchased my first DSLR camera and started taking pictures of family and friends. In 2018 I decided that I wanted to see where God would bring this talent and passion. I made things legal and started investing time and money into growing my business.
I always said that I would never do photography as my career because of how unstable and scary it can be. But once again, God changed my plans. I am currently a part-time photographer and part/full-time nanny. Life is busy and I don’t know what’s next for me. But I choose to trust God daily and trust that He has a plan, a plan that is good.