I launched my business in 2009 while working as a Registered Nurse and raising my now pre-teen son. I had fallen in love with photography again and began documenting my own family's milestones. Friends and coworkers started noticing my work and a surprise side business began to snowball! This was occurring at the same time the 12 hour shifts at the hospital were becoming difficult with my husband's work schedule. In 2011, I took a big leap and left my hospital nursing job to be a full time photographer and business owner. It was the smartest decision I've ever made! I've created a business that supports my family, keeps me booked at least 6-8 months in advance, and have been recognized as one of Richmond's THE BEST Top 3 photographers!
I've privately mentored new amateur and semi-professional photographers, creative professionals, and new business owners. My experience in building my homemade business has been trial and error, a ton of hard work, and a lot of heart. I'd love to help others learn from my experiences, successes, and yes, failures. I promise to make you feel comfortable in my cozy office while also offering honest encouragement. I possess a high level of expertise in the following areas:
Business Systems and Organization
Preparing and pampering your client
Business and Family
Natural Light Photography and Composition
Mentoring Sessions are held on select Wednesday or Friday afternoons in my Glen Allen office and include 2 hours of open discussion on any of the above small creative business or photography-related topics. Facetime or online chat can be utilized for those more than 2 hours away. The last half hour of the session can include headshots and/or hands-on instruction behind the camera if desired.