I value kindness above all else, and my mission is to empower people to live an authentic life of joy.
You are most likely on this page because maybe you want to know more about my heart, passion & quirks that make me- ME. Well, thanks! I'd love to share. Talking is favorite... no seriously, I'm a verbal processor.
I am a mother, wife, entrepreneur but at heart I'm just a rural Illinois girl with a southwest heart, and I must confess I am a complete nerd about Harry Potter, puzzles, kittens, espresso, adventure, and tacos.
I founded Fully Alive Photography in 2006 as a film photographer fresh out of university with a photography degree and a dream to rule the world. lol. Honestly my goal from day one was to simply help others feel fully alive and get past the fear of being behind the camera.
Make it fun,
make it life-giving.
I have transitioned into digital photography primarily as I love the fast paced ability of as a wedding, lifestyle, and branding photographer to capture every single moment and all the ones in between, yet even with most of my digital work, I still feature the soft whimsical feel of film... and occasionally I still break out my super fancy film for those that have the time.
I founded Finding Joy Consulting in 2020 as I saw a great need emerge. People wanted to learn how to be an entrepreneur in a hands-on catered-to-their-needs way. There were too many people feeling totally lost and overwhelmed. So I had a dream to use my 15 years of experience to cut out the confusion and make life easier for others! My first offering "LAUNCH" was born, and from there I grew into an entire branding agency to empower people to live the life they wanted and find the missing peices to either launching, elevating, or rebranding thier business.
I offer services from custom consulting, interactive courses/workshops, website building, media kits, graphic design, Lifestyle branding & product photography & creative content.
In 2021 I founded Fully Alive Events as a private, referral only subset service for my wedding clients who needed a little extra help! I already had all the skill, with hundreds of weddings under my belt, why not put those strategic skills to use & offer MORE!
my talented friend Nicole (who has an entire career as a wedding coordinator under her belt) ame on board as my lead coordinator and between her & I with my team of 4-6 staff we can pull off a pretty fantastic wedding!
As a dynamic duo we can come on board the month before to make your day run smooth with a day-of coordinating team, or we can start 9-6 months out and make your wedding dreams come to life!
My mission is to empower people to live a full Authentic life of joy and I will work extremely hard to help them do it!
Does it sound like we would be a good fit? Contact me today!
I'm very active on Instagram and post daily with recent work, life, travels, thoughts, and all the things that inspire me daily.