I was one of the lucky ones who knew what I wanted to do for a living long before I graduated high school! My love for photography began when I was given my first pocket camera at age 11 & I've been taking photos ever since! I'm passionate about capturing people's lives for exactly how they are at that time. Life in every stage is worth remembering & I want to help people do that! It's an absolute joy to document moments for my clients (aka besties) & I truly couldn't imagine doing anything else for a living! 

i'm so happy you're here

you can call me Aj

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, aunt. friend, Christ follower, INFJ, & Slytherin. In my free time you can find me drinking a dirty chai while I listen to true crime podcasts, read a book, thrift, playing board games with friends, or re-watch Friends for the millionth time! I love traveling not only for work, but also for pleasure! You can often find me having a movie night with my siblings or sitting around the bonfire with my whole family! We love living every day life together.

more about ME

more about ME

but let’s cut to the chase, lemme tell you why i'm different

My best friends would tell you I’m a little quirky, but I have a big heart. When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I'm typically holding a cup of coffee & a book. I’d rather be somewhere cloudy & rainy than somewhere hot & humid. I frequently daydream about my next trip to Disney & going to another Taylor Swift or Jonas Brothers concert. 

I’d rather be somewhere cloudy & rainy than somewhere hot & humid. I frequently daydream about my next trip to Disney and going to another Jonas Brothers concert. My best friends would tell you I’m a little quirky, but she has big heart. When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I typically am holding a cup of coffee & a book.

MY BEST FRIENDS WOULD TELL YOU I’M dedicated to my work.

Your dreams are my dreams! If you've been dreaming of sneaking off to the mountains for an intimate elopement or having your wedding at a venue you've been keeping your eye on for years, then let's make it happen! Though your wedding day is only one day in your life, it is a big one, so let's not compromise your dreams! 

I'm the kind of person who will respond in a timely manner because we all know how frustrating it can be to wait days & days for a response. My past clients tell me I was very easy to work with & so much fun. I will make you a custom timeline that will include all of your needs & do my best to make sure we stay on time! Let's just say I've got your back from here on out, so lean on me!

chicago, il
chicago, il
bellevue, ia
prarie du chien, wi
indianoplis, in
oskaloosa, ia

chicago, il
chicago, il
bellevue, ia
prarie du chien, wi
indianoplis, in
oskaloosa, ia

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We worked with Aj for our engagement pictures and our wedding day, which both turned out amazing! Aj really cares to achieve everything you want in your photo shoot / wedding day, which she shows with great communication and response time. As well as creating questionnaires for couples for her to understand every detail to your day, understand family dynamics, and throughout all that even help creating a wedding day timeline! All those little details make such a difference for your wedding day, to not have to stress over with her support. Aj is also helpful in communicating with your vendors, to ensure everyone is on the same page with details. The most important thing is she makes you feel comfortable during your pictures. From my own previous experiences with family pictures for example, they can feel awkward and like you don’t know what to do. But Aj will guide you throughout your pictures, again make you feel comfortable and even make you laugh throughout the process. Aj’s pictures always turn out amazing, just take a look at her work between her website and socials. So what are you waiting for? Book Aj!!!
- Lesley & Mike

AJ WILL MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE &
LAUGH THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

Aj will make you comfortable &
laugh throughout the process