Your love story is the gift you give to the world. It is a story of hope, passion, and strength. The world needs every chapter of what you have to share.
I want to document your story; the big and small moments, the quiet and loud ones, those in-betweens, and the ones you don't know anyone else is watching. When you look back on the photos of your wedding, elopement, or engagement (even decades down the road); I want you to get all emotional and feel like making out!
My intention is to deliver photographs and an experience that you will love! I've been told that I have a gift for helping my brides and their guests feel relaxed; I think that is a product of having photographed nearly 200 weddings and being joyfully middle-aged. I want you to feel amazing and have fun. Your wedding photos will be more than just digital files sitting on a hard drive- they will be art in your home and will be treasured for generations.
I hope to become your friend through the process and remain your personal photographer throughout your life’s journey.
A Beautiful Life...
You are enough. You are a wonder. You are all kinds of sparkle and magic. Having portraits taken that remind you of all of those things is an act of wild courage and beautiful boldness.
I am an intimate portrait artist. Whether you are wanting to create stunning nudes to gift to your husband on your wedding night, celebrate your amazing metamorphosis as you prepare for the arrival of your baby, need a professional head-shot that captures more of your true self, or if you are a graduate or model longing to have a wild-hearted session flavored by fashion and wilderness... I've got you.
Portraits are taken in the rugged beauty of nature or in a luxurious hotel or B&B or even in your home. I am a minimalist, therefore I try to use the beauty of natural light, as much as possible. Each session captures who you are, whether you're classic and calm or adventurous and out-of-the-box. I will work with you to make the experience a relaxing and fun one.
"I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you and that you will work with these stories... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom."
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Hello There! I'm Penny.
As a photographer, I am in a sacred position. I have a front row seat to the most meaningful moments of your life; accomplishments, engagements, in the blush of intimate poses as you give your groom the gift of his dreams, the day two become one, when you bring forth life, the moment your child takes their first breath, and the first time you place her to your breast. I view this intimate access as a privilege and an opportunity.
I am a believer in authentically 'doing life' alongside people because I believe that there are few things in life more meaningful than the gift of connectedness between human beings. As an artist, capturing this connection is done through a combination of both lifestyle photography and editorial photography. 'Editorial' means that my aim is to create imagery that is passionate & sweeping like a magazine image, while the 'Lifestyle' also celebrates the genuine beauty of the your life in an artistic way.
Let’s work together to create an experience that tells your personal story at this meaningful point in your life.