About

Born in wartime Beirut, grew up in south Detroit, and learned life lessons in Chicago... now I live between quartz and the stars in an 1890's farmhouse nestled in the cornfields of Indiana with my husband Nathan and our daughter Lulu Pearl. I have always admired beauty in various forms and spent many years documenting it through photography. I love to photograph people in their natural element, using natural light, naturally. My shoots are mostly filled with glowing laughter, light, and joy, as I am usually documenting a wedding, birth, party, or something equally wonderful. Those who know me would say that I am loving, nurturing, and a natural entertainer, not the pop song on the radio kind, but one who will bake you fresh bread and serve it with homemade jam when you come to my home. If you want to know more about me, my life, likes and so forth...follow me on your preferred mode of social media. Please feel free to contact me for more information about my services and allow me to capture your own distinct and beautiful portraits.  

Gemstones & so on...

It was five years ago that I started my journey into creating beauty in the form of gemstone jewelry. My jewelry is primarily one of a kind or produced in limited quantities. Each element is hand selected for its luster and interest, then handcrafted with love and care. I mainly work with various forms of quartz such as jade, amethyst, turquoise, pyrite, onyx, drusy and chalcedony. I hand forge many of my components and set stones using silver-smithing techniques. I love to showcase each stone's organic beauty through my art and I feel great joy to know that my jewelry helps women feel more beautiful on a daily basis. 

I strive to shop locally and recycle or repurpose as many items as I can. I take all of my photographs in natural light so the colors of my pieces hold true. Every piece has its own unique photographs, as every piece is one of a kind. 

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