As far back as I can remember I have loved taking photos. From those early fuzzy instamatics, to my first 35mm camera (when I was in the 5th grade from my Uncle Charlie who happen to work for Minolta), I was hooked!
Every where I went I brought my camera. I loved capturing the photos of everyday life...that's the good stuff. There are so many riches in the "everydayness" of life. I still love capturing those moments and so much more!
I received a BA degree in Photography and double minors in journalism & marketing from SIU. This formal education from skilled artisans help me learn to hone my craft. After years of working in product photography I went back to Grad school In 1996. I received my Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts with a focus
in the Book & Paper Arts - adding book & box making, letterpress, paper making and more - to my portfolio of creative offerings. This allowed me to create custom handmade books, and one-of-a-kind pieces for both fine art and commercial clients.
When not working in the studio or on location; writing copy for social media or building image assets for websites, you'll find me off hiking with my camera. Other favorite pastimes include, time with family, drinking good coffee, paired with great conversation, laugh attacks at 3pm, road trips whenever possible and dog park romps with my new spirited Greek rescue dog named
Auggie. These are just a few of my must have's on my life list.
I'd love to hear yours.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Whether you are looking for lifestyle photography, branding sessions, or a classic headshot—in studio or outdoors—I enjoy working with natural light, as well as mixed strobe or natural fill. If you need images for creating a brochure, building your website, or looking for a studio partnership that can help tell your story on a regular basis — let LMB photography/productions capture any or all of these image assets. I love working with my clients, while creating new relationships all the time.
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA: I'm always in search of capturing the ideal image to tell the story, sell the product, let you know the person, or feel a sense of place. My social media philosophy is to get to know my client — building their trust and brand through consistency and getting to know both them and about their customers. I strive to deliver strong communication via creatively sharing both text and images. Creating projects whether print, image, custom book or box — my goal is to deliver something that resonates with a distinct voice that draws the viewer in, leaving them wanting more.
I'd love the opportunity to work with you. I have a light filled studio right in downtown Cary, IL. Or, perhaps you prefer your location or some stunning destination assignment...any or all, I'm your easy going, tenacious, and creative partner ready to make things happen.
Call me to make an appointment to discuss how we can work together to accomplish your creative needs: 815.575.4400.
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Ace Hardware, Barrington
Ambrosia Euro American Patisserie
Aumiller Youngquist, P.C
Barrington Quintessential Magazine
Barrington Chamber of Commerce
Billet-Doux Couture Stationery
Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters
Cary Chamber of Commerce
Chicago Board of Trade
Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
Decorative Art Studio
Graphic Wood Technologies
Kelleher & Buckley LLC, Law Firm
Lucas Law, LLC
Hank & Wendy Paulson
TEDx Midwest Youth
Wedding Favor Discounts
Yours & Meyn Simply Designed
additional upon request.
email: or call me 815.575.4400