I'm a photographer and graphic designer living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the city where I was born and raised. I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a BFA in Photography. After working in the New York publishing field for several years as a retoucher and imaging editor, I moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I earned a Post-Bacc Certificate in Visual Communication Design.
As far back as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with photography. I blame my dad and stepdad who are both camera junkies, and it didn't take long for me to join them behind the camera. While photography will always be my first love, I'm drawn to design and the endless possibilities of combining typography, illustration, photos, paper and vector graphics. Though it can be a solitary endeavor, I thoroughly enjoy creative collaboration as well.
I shoot portraits, events, the occasional wedding and locations for real estate listings. I also actively pursue graphic design projects, both for print and the web, and love a good online web developer class or tutorial. My husband and I own a business in Dexter, MI called Midwest Graphics & Awards where we screen print, embroider and engrave custom apparel items and awards.
If you'd like to see more photos or are looking for your custom image gallery, visit my ShootProof page: ABPD Photography