About me…


I’m a full time mom, photographer, college student, wife, sister, friend, house cleaner, taxi driver, bill payer, and much more….I’m passionate about life, love, and happiness.   I have four beautiful amazing daughters and a husband who is amazing and supportive with everything I do. 

When I first started my photography business I had no idea what I wanted to name it.  One day when I was out shooting the word Shine popped in my mind.  I suddenly realized that this is why I love photography ! I love watching others shine !  I love to talk to them, get to know them, find out what makes them unique, and help them to feel comfortable and beautiful behind the camera.

The best part about my job, is that I never shoot two people who are exactly the same.  Every time I shoot it’s a new adventure and always a fun one ! I have met so many amazing people and made so many friends on this journey.  I get to share some of the most special and amazing moments of others lives , and capture it for them to have forever.  

I’ve had some amazing experiences holding that camera up to my face and snapping away. Sometimes it’s a wedding, where I’m swept away with emotion by the pure innocent love of two young people, and sometimes it’s a funeral where I get to capture the last and final goodbyes a family has to offer a loved one.   Other times it’s the innocence of a small child, or the love of a family that brings tears to my eye’s.  ( Yes I have been known to get choked up , good thing I can hide behind the camera :)

Whatever the situation.  I feel blessed, and extremely fortunate to do what I do. 

I love to get to know new people and make new friends, so don’t leave without commenting and letting me know you were here ! I  promise to say hi back !

2 thoughts on “About me…”

  1. I just came across your website and you have the most beautiful pictures! I am getting married in June, and am wondering where you are located…I am in central Iowa

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