I’m a storyteller, light chaser, momma, wife, and just all around authentic human being, that craves connection. I grew up in Michigan in a family full of artists. My childhood consisted of adventure seeking, wandering, daydreaming, listening to music & dancing. As far back as I can remember there was always music playing. Some of my fondest memories are of my Nana and Papa slow dancing to Frank Sinatra in their living room. I have always seen things as art, even when I was young I remember seeing the pines swaying back and forth in the wind, the sunlight shining through, speckled across my face and eyes. I’ve been romanticizing the things I see ever since I was small. For me a session is so much more than you smiling at the camera. It’s a beautiful exchange where you allow me, for a brief moment in time, to see YOU. And that is why I do this, that is what drives me; Strangers opening their hearts to me and letting me into their world to tell their story. There are no rules, no right or wrong way, just you, letting life happen and me making time stand still for you.

Images of Natalie & family by Tessa Rae Photography