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Let’s talk about sports photography! Are you as excited for the Winter Olympics as I am? Every few years we’re introduced to the greatest athletes in the world. We watch in awe of their talent and learn the stories of triumph and tragedy that lead to that Olympic momentmoments that are gone in a heart beat, but captured forever on film.

Now, if there’s one thing to know about me, it’s this: I am genuinely fascinated by people. I find such beauty in human connection and the stories that people share. It’s why I became a photographer! The opportunity to use my artistic talent to document stories of love, family, and celebration is a dream come true. And while I get to capture you and your story, it’s also important that you feel comfortable with the face behind the lens. So let me tell you some of MY story… and shed some light on my Olympic excitement and passion for sports photography.

I’ve been fortunate enough to live in some awesome places.

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. First I went east, attending college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, before heading west in Colorado Springs, where I now live with my husband, Mike, and our dog, Cooper. Mike is a University of Michigan alum (Go Blue!) who is serving our country in the U.S. Air Force. I couldn’t be more proud! Together we love to spend time with family and friends, have regular game nights, and cook amazing cuisine. (Let’s not kid ourselves, Mike does much more of the cooking than me.) Then there’s Cooper, the adorable addition to our family. He’s a sweet little shepherd/Lab rescue, who hates toys but loves to sing.

Beyond that, it’d be hard to introduce myself without talking about the sport that helped shape me: figure skating. Skating was my first love (sorry, Mike). I started when I was four years old, and five years later, discovered synchronized skating. Synchronized skating is a beautiful, elegant, and complex sport with 16-20 skaters moving in unison across the ice, creating different shapes and forms with remarkable speed and complex turns. Thirteen seasons later, I had fulfilled many lifelong dreams being a part of an extraordinary and unique sport. I loved the spotlight and having my photo taken, but I really loved the feeling I got from being a part of a team and a community.

Here’s where my two passions work in perfect harmony:

Photography and figure skating… All the facets of my heart working together to create a knowledgeable skillset in sports photography. As a former competitive skater, I know how to work with tough lighting. I can anticipate which highlights are coming next, and find the perfect angles to capture your technique. And much like the athletes we’re all gearing up to cheer on, you can let my artistry and experience help tell YOUR unique story.

I can even lace up my skates and get on the ice to capture both action and portrait photos. I can come with ideas, but recommend that athletes think of the things they want photographed in advance (since everyone’s abilities are different).

If teams are looking for an all-encompassing package of both individual and team portraits, we can make it a full media day. I’ll spend the time with your team to capture action shots and portraits, both of the team and individuals. Adding a sports photography component is a perfect addition for showcases, boot camp weekends, exhibitions or any other event your organization would like to capture. (Who knows, maybe these images will even flash across our televisions as the broadcasters tell your story one day!) 

Believe me, I get it. There’s so much about booking a photo session that can feel daunting, from finding the right photographer to feeling awkward in front of the camera. There’s a lot to think about! I’m here to make it easy and comfortable. I come from Wisconsin, where we value hard work, connection, and trust. I’ll work hard for you—not only in beautifully documenting your story, but also in making sure that you have a great experience, be it commemorating your graduation, celebrating your engagement, capturing your wedding or working together in sports photography.

My goal is to arrive on site feeling like old friends. We’ll spend time getting to know each other before your shoot so we arrive on site feeling like old friends. I’ll come armed with prompts and strategies to make you feel so comfortable, you’ll forget I’m even there! And, I’ll cut back on any post-shoot anxieties with a guaranteed photo preview within 24-48 hours after your shoot.

You can check out information on my figure skating photography packages, including team media days, portrait sessions and custom photo books here, and follow my sports photography account on Instagram @FigureSkatingPhotographer. Whatever your Olympic moment looks like, let’s capture the journey together!

Colorado Family Photos
Colorado Fall Photo

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This gallery highlights some of my all-time favorite scenic Colorado backdrops that I’ve captured.

It’s hard to believe that I have lived in Colorado for six years. In 2015, I traded the bitter cold Wisconsin winters for the beautiful Rocky Mountains. And while there are still so many places I’d like to visit, there is some breathtaking Colorado scenery that I go back to see year after year. Admittedly, I sometimes I worry that the photos I share on my feed are redundant … but they’re too beautiful to keep to myself! Plus, I hope these scenic Colorado backdrops inspire you to join me on a photo shoot some day!

As we wait for the leaves to peak this fall, take a look at these scenic Colorado backdrops that you won’t want to miss.


LEAF PEEPING

Boreas Pass, Breckenridge, Colorado | September 2019

Talk about a view! Although the drive up is a bit bumpy (an all-wheel-drive car is recommended), it’s completely worth it.

Colorado Fall Photo
Boreas Pass Fall Views
Boreas Pass

ELEVATED AND LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS

Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs | August, 2020

Steve and Sandy of Denver are a hardworking, loving couple who wanted a weekend getaway close to home. Because they’ve visited Colorado Springs often, they decided to take a long weekend at the Broadmoor Hotel. There they got to enjoy incredible dining, gorgeous afternoons at the pool, time to play golf and tennis, and cocktails at sunset. Before sunset, we ventured out in a private golf cart and found some beautiful spots on a bridge and directly on the golf course.

Check out the full gallery!

Broadmoor Hotel Vacation
Broadmoor Colorado Golf Course
Broadmoor Colorado Golf Course
Happy couple at Broadmoor Hotel Golf Course

CRYSTAL MILL LOOKS LIKE A PAINTING

Aspen, Colorado | October, 2020

Did you know that Crystal Mill is one of the most photographed spots in Colorado? The Crystal Mill (or the “Old Mill”) is an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River. It’s not the easiest location to get to — only accessible from Marble, Colorado, via 4×4 — so before heading out there, be sure to do some planning.

Crystal Mill Carbondale Colorado
Crystal Mill Camping Site
Crystal Mill Camping Site
Aspen Trees in Carbondale Colorado

WINTER SNOW GLISTENS

Sapphire Point Overlook, Breckenridge, Colorado | January 2021

Wintertime in the mountains is one of my favorite times of year. Whether you love to hit the slopes or just warm up in flannels with hot chocolate near the fireplace, the snow capped mountains and friendly towns in Summit County are inviting, welcoming, and just pure fun. There is something for everyone, including admiring these stunning views!

Sunrise photo session at Sapphire Point Overlook
Frozen Pond Sapphire Point Overlook
Winter Snow Glistens at Sapphire Point Overlook
Sapphire Point Overlook