Hey there! I am the face behind NLP. I live in the tiny little town of Blackstone with my husband, Rick, our two boys Aiden and Alex, and our two dogs, Sienna & Sammy. I am a self-taught and ever-learning photographer, and I LOVE what I do!
My love for taking photographs began when my Grandfather passed away. It was when we were putting together the dreaded “board” for the funeral home, that I came to realize I had only one photo of him and I. Just ONE. And I was two years old – with my eyes closed in the photo! I was devastated. I couldn’t believe that 21 years had passed, and I never took a moment to take more pictures with the man I loved so much. That is the point in my life where I came to appreciate just how precious photographs were. Since then, Alzheimer’s has taken a toll on my family, and that has added to my appreciation for every moment and every memory.
I photograph many things, but my passion and specialty is high school senior photography and weddings. There is nothing better than making a teen feel confident in their own skin at such an important time in their life. Or forever freezing the moment when two people seal their love forever.
In the past couple of years, I have also become a member of two amazing organizations geared towards cancer patients. The Gold Hope Project and Magic Hour. Both of these organizations offer free photo shoots to cancer patients and their families. The Gold Hope Project is geared towards children, and Magic Hour is for all ages. If you or someone you know is battling cancer, please have them check these out.
Recording these important times in my client’s lives is what I love most. I love emotion. Raw and real. It can be the quickest moment, but when you capture that raw emotion on film, you’re immediately brought back to that very moment. I strive to capture images that tell a story. Images that make you feel something.
My goal is to preserve these moments and create works of art that you would be proud to display in your home. A photograph truly is so much more than a piece of paper. It is a memory. With a photograph, that memory is never forgotten. It is remembered over and over, and passed on for generations to come.
Don’t pass the moments by. Capture them while you can. Because as my dear Dad (and the greatest Dad in the world) has always said – you only live once! Want to find out more? Contact me now. You can also call me at 508.241.0321. I look forward to chatting with you!