I would love to be your photographer. I've been both in front of and behind a camera since before I can remember. Capturing genuine smiles and creating photos that will be passed down for generations is my passion. I love when my clients see their photos for the first time and truly see their beauty and light come through the images. I can't wait to hear from you and to create and capture those photos you've been dreaming of.


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About Open Box

January 27, 2016

A Little History…

Open Box LLC was originally founded in 2010 because I had a wonderful client who kept contracting me to create professional videos and video editing. I started with just offering video (that’s what I was trained in, it was what I knew), it gave me the opportunity to travel and work with all different people and companies and create these beautiful and informative videos that could then be shared with others. At the time I also was teaching

In action early on with Open Box, recording an art instructional video.

In action early on with Open Box, recording an art instructional video.

video production and editing at Madonna University. As my company grew I started to have more and more opportunities to go in a different direction and work for someone else. It didn’t take me long to realize that having creative control over my work and the flexibility to own and operate my own company was where I needed to be.

My son was born in 2013, and before then I never thought I would enjoy taking photos of people – only landscapes and macro had previously interested me. But once Damon came along all I wanted to do was get a studio up and running and take a photo of every moment I could. I discovered my love of taking photos of people other than my son as well. My best friend once told me this, “what an amazing gift to have, to be able to create such joy for other people through your work.” And the joy is just as great for me to be able to capture the little details and fleeting moments of emotion.

With every photo I take and every video I create I give a little bit of myself. Like other art forms this is not a business for me as much as it is a livelihood and a part of me. I hope that if you are reading this we may someday get to work together and that you may allow me the honor of capturing some treasured moments in your life.