Resources For Photographers

I don't know where I would be without the classes, resources, workshops, and mentors that have educated me over the last 10 years since I first began taking photographs. Now, I see myself in so many new photographers as they navigate through the questions and confusion that come with mastering this beautiful art. Few things bring me as much joy as teaching others about photography and helping them grow into all that they can be!

Previous Teaching Engagements:

Clarkston Community Center Photography Class - February through May 2017
Click Away Photography Conference - February 2018



for beginners with a dslr

We'll spend an afternoon together so you can learn the ins and outs of your DSLR camera. No more auto settings! You'll learn how to master your camera on manual plus lots of other useful tools.

Lessons include:

  • the basics of your DSLR

  • shooting in manual

  • capturing better photographs

  • editing your photographs

  • iPhone-ography

  • storing & printing your photographs



Mentor Sessions

to take you to the next level

We'll spend 90 minutes unpacking your photography business together via Skype and make a plan for key ways to see immediate growth & improvement. Topics include editing, posing, composition, branding, pricing, marketing, portfolio/website critique, workflow, etc. No topic is off limits! 


in-person session

We'll meet over lunch for a deeper conversation about your business and brand perception plus any other topics you want to talk through further. You will also choose to either have your headshots taken by me or shadow me as I photograph a session with a model/couple. 



What gear do you use?

Digital // Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 6D, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 85mm 1.8, Tamron 70-200mm 2.8, Canon 580EX Speedlite, Yongnuo YN600EX-RT.

Film // Olympus OM-88 with a 35-70mm, Polaroid One600, Portra 400, Agfa Vista 200, Ilford 400, Tri-x 400

Accessories // Holdfast MoneyMaker in brown Bison leather, Shoot Sac, Jo Totes Abby Marsala camera bag, glass prism, 32 and 64 GB memory cards

What do you use to edit?

I primarily use Adobe Lightroom to edit my images. I'll use Photoshop for additional artistic retouching. I use VSCO and Cascade presets that are tweaked for my personal style. For iPhone pictures, I use the VSCOCam app

How did you get started in photographing weddings?

I was fortunate enough to have some great friends that got engaged back in 2013 and asked me to be their wedding photographer. I'd always loved wedding photography, but I never actually envisioned myself photographing weddings, so when they asked me, I initially said no! After more consideration, I agreed to it, photographed their wedding, and absolutely fell in love from there. Since then, I began second shooting for photographers to add to my portfolio.