I am a family portrait photographer living and working in the beautiful Asheville, NC area. I am a wife, a mother, a dog owner, and an artist.
As long as I can remember I’ve had a creative bone in my body. I have always liked to make things. I’ve painted, sewed, knitted, I created toys and jewelry. I have decorated. While I’ve always admired it, photography came to me later in my life, in my late twenties, to be precise. After working in healthcare for several years and after my first daughter was born, I realized it is photography that makes me sing. I wanted to record every single minute, every smile, every toe of that precious little being. And I sure pulled out my point and shoot at every chance I got! But alas, the results were not what I was hoping for. They were far from what I have envisioned. Therefore, determined, I started on a journey going after my dream, a journey which after 13 years still continues. Photography is now a true part of who I am. I feel happy and alive behind the camera. I bring joy and passion into what I do. I am a perfectionist and will never jeopardize quality for quantity. I don’t just press the shutter, I create art.
Being a mom myself, I get YOU! I get the feelings you have when you admire your growing belly eagerly anticipating the arrival of your little one… . I understand the incomparable joy you experience when you meet your baby for the first time. When you pull out an album (if you have one, that is) from several years ago and stare at the images in disbelief, I get what you’re feeling. How on earth can time fly so?
You know what else I get? You are busy. It’s pretty much non-stop for you. Work, dinner, homework, soccer, ballet, school play, birthday parties, laundry….. The list goes on and on. You are very good about pulling out your phone or (if you remembered to bring it along) the camera regularly snapping a few shots from these various events in your family’s life. The phone shots end up on Facebook and the camera pictures remain there until there is no more storage space left. Then, if they’re lucky, they will end up somewhere in half organized folders on your computer. Will they ever get printed and placed in albums? Probably not. At least not anytime soon, you realize. And as you look closer at the captures, you come to one more startling realization. You are barely to be found in any of these shots!!
To me, photography is about capturing those moments and life stages that are never to be again and are soon to be memories. Memories we want to hold onto forever. Memories, YOU, for once, will be part of.
I am here for you to record these memories. I desire for you to have striking photos of you and your family, and of your love for each other – photos you will cherish for always and proudly display around the house.
One more thing… I have many years of experience under my belt and when I say you can relax, I got it…… I really mean, you can relax, I got this! I know how to interact and bring the best out of your children and I know how to make you comfortable as well. I will take care of you – from the beginning to the end. All you need to do is show up at a given location at a given time and be ready to have fun. Now, that is easy!
RANDOM TIDBITS about me:
- I am Czech. Yep, I come from a small country in the heart of Europe. I’ve been living in the US for 17 years now.
- I am married to the most wonderful guy and we have two equally wonderful girls together.
- I am a night person and definitely not an early riser.
- I love sushi, and anything thai or indian.
- I wholeheartedly enjoy historical novels and movies.
Thank you for your interest in my art. I truly look forward to meeting you!