The Girl Behind the Camera

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  I am a natural light photographer which means I'm a light chaser.  I plan my photos around the light.  I shoot stories, sometimes created but always natural, unposed, far-reaching. 

As a teen, I started with a film camera in which I learned all the bells and whistles.  Every photographer agrees, it's not the tool, but the creative eye that makes an epic image.  Practice, not purchase.  

Photography is a way to express yourself, and it's my passion to find beauty in everyday life.  My unique niche; my specialty are candid, photojournalistic portraits that capture emotion in beautiful natural light.  My job is to tell a story.  Your story. 

It's all about YOU...but here's a little about me:

  • I'm not little, I'm 6' tall.
  • I love travel so I became a flight attendant.  I call myself a stew-tographer because my camera flies with me.
  • I've been married to the same man for 22+ years. 
  • I have a cat run inside my house.  My cat is spoiled.
  • My plan is to be a minimalist.  I'm not there yet.
  • I went to Cuba for 24 hours this year.   It was fantastic!
  • ​I'm an avid cookie maker!

I want to take your photo!  Currently booking photo sessions.  Please contact me now.

Thanks!  Shirley