I grew up in the Midwest and had a pretty typical (magical) childhood, filled with daily walks to the park and trips to the gas station so my four siblings and I could load up on slushies and candy cigarettes (did I just date myself?). If I wasn't outside, I was doing something dorky and/or artistic -- I had mountains of crayons and coloring books, basically every craft toy available (Spirograph FTW!), and loved to sing, often making up my own songs about how awesome it was to be an 8 year old.
Art and music continued to be my obsessions through High School and college, where I majored in art. After college, I met a super cool dude who thought I was the cat's meow. We moved to Ames, where he studied at Iowa State University. I got a job, and bought my first digital SLR camera. In 2008, Firelily Photography was born.
We got hitched on the hottest day of 2010, and moved to Madison, WI. We started our family in 2012 and we now have 3 goofy kids (Penny, Elliot, and Xavier), who fill my days with love, laughter, and the occasional temper tantrum. Our house is one continuous art project, with a soundtrack of made up silly songs, squeals, giggles, and whining. I wouldn't have it any other way (except for maybe the whining).
Now that you've gotten a glimpse of my life, I would love to photograph yours! Contact me about your wedding, high school senior, family, kids, baby, or newborn photos!