The best images are raw, honest + emotive
Every wedding, engagement or graduate I shoot is a chance to get a glimpse into the totally authentic lives and loves of others. It’s a great, everyday reminder that humans are—on the whole—good people who seek out real connection and a well-lived life.
AKA, we’re doing okay, humanity. And you are proof!
Highly recommend Andrea! She is super personable and really gets to know her clients before shooting, which shows through her photography. 10/10 would recommend!
—Erika + Daniel
Growing up in small town Illinois, my mom was always the family photographer. I don’t mean in the sense of a professional photographer with a big camera. TBH the images weren’t award-winners. But that wasn’t the point. She truly captured the shape of my family—the candid, the joyful, the quiet.
Her passion to record moments as they naturally happened inspired me to do the same, and it was in college that inspiration turned into something real. I was welcomed into the elite, incredible community of drum corps as an intern capturing life on the road in photos and videos. It wasn’t glamorous. We literally lived on a bus for an entire summer. But it was absolutely life-changing. In the thick of it, documenting these passionate, vibrant musicians who had enthralled me my entire life … it was the first time I truly felt I could create something meaningful for others.
That right there is the beat of my artist’s heart. And I’ll be chasing it down every day of my life.
I want to capture the same thing for you.
I love—like really love—to give gifts. Creating images for people feels like I’m giving the ultimate gift!
Dancing and singing are my jam. Usually in public, so as to fully embarrass my partner, Chris.
It’s a big pass on that breakfast food. Catch me with last night’s pizza topped with obscene amounts of cheese.
My dream day: Jumping in the car without a real destination in mind. The adventure is in the discovery.