More About Me

The Story of Painted Turtle Photography

Painted Turtle Photography evolved from my love of art and photography, as well as my passion for my children, for nature, and for animals.  I really love creating photographs with an almost painting-like feel.

As my children get older, the pictures I cherish the most are the ones in which they are engaged and connected, not necessarily the ones where they are looking at the camera.

I believe that everyone has a beauty we should preserve, at every stage of life and health.  I look forward to connecting with you!

My Approach

My goal is to create photographs you will hang on the wall and cherish for years.  I want us to focus less on the poses and more on the authentic connections that naturally happen, the moments between moments.

When we connect for a session, we will take a walk together and I will observe.  I will gently guide you through activities to help catch those moments and keep your children engaged.  I will take my time with you so we can really get to feeling comfortable.  That's when the most magical moments take place!

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Meet the Photographer

A teacher, mother, wife and photographer, I am passionate about learning and about relationships.  Photography has always been a love of mine and I am so excited to now have had this dream become a reality.  I love being outdoors and the calm it brings.  I believe firmly in the power of attachment and am proud to be raising two feminist boys alongside my wonderful husband.