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I'm an Illinois portrait photographer, and why do I do what I do? It's simple actually. I've collected photographs and had a camera in my hand as long as I can remember, taking pictures of basically everything. I've always loved memories, being able to physically see them whenever I wanted. But then one morning it hit me, and I realized how important a single photograph really is when it's all you're left with. I'm also a graphic designer, sun seeker, and story teller. And, since I'm a designer, it's only natural that I adore all things pretty. I love to travel and I love adventures. I drink a ridiculous amount of green tea, I sleep great during thunderstorms, and I could curl up anytime with a good book. I think movies are great and I may (for sure) be addicted to brownie batter. I grew up on a small horse farm, so for me there's nothing better than spending a warm summer day on the back of a horse. Oh and flea markets! I could spend all day at one of those. I believe it's so important to learn to appreciate the little things in your life. And most importantly, Daniel. The most supportive, caring husband whom I'm adore. I certainly would not be where I am right now without him. He's my rock and other half. Plus he loves me no matter how grumpy I make him, helps me in the barn, gives me surprises, and puts up with my crazy antics. So those are all bonuses. And I'm a glorified plant addict. But luckily for me, my husband doesn't seem to mind. At least that's what he tells me, who knows really. 

Any pictures you see on here of me + my family are by Melissa Tassone, Deidre LynnKristen Giles + Adventurous Honey.)