But, as a woman eager to learn, I read the manual from front to back and even joined a mom's with cameras group to hone my skills. The more I became acquainted with my camera and learned how to manipulate it, the more I fell in love with the art of taking pictures. Today, I'm proud to say that I've had hundreds of fabulous human beings step in front of my lens. 

I began my love affair with the camera fourteen years ago when my oldest daughter was born. I was a new mom and wanted to document her whole first year for my mother who lived across the country. I did my own 365 before they were a thing! Each day I would practice with my DSLR and email her a picture. I'm not going to lie -- the amount of buttons and options compared to my simple point and shoot model camera, overwhelmed me. 

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I'm jodi, photographer, mother and seeker of beautiful moments.

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My husband & I got married on the beach in the OuterBanks of North Carolina, and it's still one of my favorite places to visit. Love the warm sunshine & the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the shore. 

The beach makes me oh-so-happy

I LOVE waking up early before my kids are awake & enjoying a HOT cup of coffee. There's something so peaceful about the morning, and it's pretty much the only time my house is quiet! 

I'm a morning person

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a mom. It is by far the hardest, most full-filling job I have ever had. I don't take one day for granted...and I know how lucky I am that I get to see them every day & teach them from home.

my 3 kids are my world

East Coast big city life hasn't always been part of my story. I grew up in Nebraska, in a very small community. My high school graduating class was 11 kids...9 boys and just us 2 girls in my class. We lived on a farm and I learned a lot about responsibility, hard work, and independence. Additionally, growing up on a farm instilled a strong sense of community and family values.

i grew up on a farm in nebraska

I don't know what it is about a good Mexican restaurant and their endless bowls of chips & homemade salsa...but I could eat it all for days! I passed that gene onto my youngest daughter, and together we can finish a jar of salsa here at home in no time. And who DOESN'T love pizza? 

i could survive on chips & salsa. and pizza. is that bad?






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For me, photography is an unconditional labor of love. And child & family portraits hold a very special place in my heart. It’s why I love capturing the unguarded, fleeting moments that hold such special meaning for the families I photograph. I create timeless images that you will be proud to display in your home everyday, as happy reminders of moments you will cherish forever. Let’s capture your cherished moments together.

I value the moments that are real and raw. The moments that you cannot imagine not being able to relive, and that's why I'm here. So that you can relive those days, over and over.

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