I got my first "real" camera the day before my oldest daughter was born, and I fell in love with photography while taking pictures of her. She spent three weeks in the NICU and I used that time to do a lot of reading about what would become my passion. When I'm not holding a camera, I'm holding one of my kids, my husband's hand, or a very large cup of coffee. I also love running, reading, and whatever social time I can get as a mom of two small children. I volunteer with the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, and my oldest has Down syndrome. I'm a National Board Certified Special Education teacher, so I'm comfortable around children who have sensory issues or other needs. Since I miss teaching, photo tutorial classes are my classroom. I love to capture your child backlit at the golden hour or your newborn by the light of the nursery window. Big and bold accessories bring me joy, so I'm Noonday Collection Independent Ambassador. I love working with the same families year after year, and I can't wait to work with you and tell your story.