a girl in love photography


Photographing everywhere there is love and light | Detroit | Ann Arbor | Chicago & Worldwide

Welcoming Baby Riley . Newborn Family Session . Dexter Michigan


Since I started my photography business I’ve met so many amazing people, it’s like part of the job to meet amazing, beautiful, interesting people.  Behind the camera I have met more independent, business owning women in the last 10 years then I thought could even exist when I was 10 years old.  They all inspire and empower me, remind me that as a woman I am just as capable as anyone of owning and running a business as anyone else.  One of those people who have continually reminded me that women can fuel their passion for work and their love of family, that we aren’t tied to one or the other, is Ana, Riley’s mom.   It was so wonderful to be there only 5 days after her new bean was born. Thank you Ana and all the business owning women with or without children who I’ve had the privilege of working and playing with this last 10 years!!

Welcoming baby Riley at just 5 days old.  I tried to capture the welcoming of the whole family to her in their lives! Congratulations my friends!



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"there is grandeur in this view of life... that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved." - darwin

I still keep a blog, it's consistently regularly updated but not often. I like it because I can go back almost 10 years and see how I've grown and changed as an artist and how my studio has changed along with me.


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