In the words of the great photographer Ansel Adams, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” As a photographer who brings skill and passion to my photography, I am able to capture memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s the endless beauty of nature, remnants of historical places, splendors of architectural diversity, or the special moments in families, I am able to preserve moments and places through keepsake photographs. Let me make the most of your next special occasion, or you can purchase copies of my photographs. Information on how to purchase or coordinate photography for an event, click the contact link at the top of the page.
I am a student at Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal Illinois, majoring in Park and Recreation Administration. I grew up in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. Close enough to the big city to capture its ornate historical features juxtaposed with its modern skyscrapers, and a short car trip away to the abundant beauty of nature, I have taken advantage of the many opportunities to photograph the city and country, in all four of the Midwest’s ever-changing seasons. I grew up enjoying long hikes and camp trips all over the country and fell in love with photography along the way.
In January 2017, I took on a job to be the student sports photographer at Illinois State University, shooting the athletic teams, fans, and coaches. I also work for Illinois State University Marketing as one of the department's student photographers. Over the years I have worked with various companies including, but not limited to, The Daily Vidette-ISU's student newspaper, QikPix, and SWP clothing. My work has been featured on WGN news on the evening weather segment and in art and writing competitions.
Photo credit: Joey Nottoli