Your Morgantown Photographer...

Dedicated to providing West Virginia families with an unparalleled portraiture experience...

A fifth-generation, dyed-in-the-wool West Virginian, I was born and raised in the Valley a few minutes outside Charleston. After having gotten to travel in six other countries and over a dozen other states, I can indeed confirm that there's no place on earth quite like West Virginia, and I am so thankful to be living, working, and raising my four children with my husband here in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

My father, a West Virginia small business owner of nearly forty years, instilled his classical work ethic and his passion for exceptional service in me as a child. When I would get to visit his big corner office as a little girl, I would sit in the side chair he kept for me and listen in fascination as he chatted with clients and distributors on the phone. It didn’t matter that I understood little of the actual content of their discussions (my father's field, fiberglass engineering, was over my head as a child.) His kindness, professionalism, and the individual care he gave to every person he spoke to, made a profound impression on me that has shaped the way I approach every client of my own, nearly thirty years later.

In 2016, I brought my fifteen years of experience in client care to the photography industry, where I have been happily serving West Virginians families since. 

Although my photography experience is broad, I currently specialize in the areas I love most– families and children. I have worked with children in various capacities most of my life, and now have four little ones of my own.

It is my passion to provide you with an individualized, stress-free photography experience that produces timeless, high-quality images that will add beauty and joy to your life, and continue to grow in value over time. 

Please get in touch, and let me know how I can serve you and your family. I can't wait to meet you.

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Morgantown | Bridgeport | Parkersburg | Charleston | (304) 997-4649