I am an introvert, I am an artist, I am a girl mom and I believe all women are beautiful…

and most days I am a Hot Mess Mama!

Wilmington NC Photographer


I love the beach, coffee, wine and being by myself. haha!   My husband and my girls are my life. Second to that, is my photography.  I specialize in making women feel beautiful one photo at a time. My passion project has always been to have all ladies, whether you are 18, 38 or 58 year old,  feel confident and beautiful.  

It’s my personal mission capture you, to make you feel beautiful, to make you have the courage and confidence to get your portraits taken with your family. Because you see, as a women, I am one of the “strange” ones. I’ve always considered myself beautiful and have always had, for the most part,  a positive body image, even after I had a baby. I am not telling you this to make you feel bad about yourself. Because you see, I don’t want to name, names but there are women in my life who have felt the exact opposite. And it makes my heart sad. Unfortunately, A LOT of women feel the way these women in my life feel. I can’t even tell you how many times I have heard from my clients, I am not photogenic, I’ve gained weight, I don’t feel beautiful enough to have my photo taken. But you see, your children know you are beautiful, no matter what color your eyes are, no matter how much weight you’ve put on, no matter what. And I am here to lift you up, to make you look at yourself the way your children do, with the utmost appreciation and love. Do you want to look back 40 years from now and realize you don’t have a single photo of yourself with your beautiful family? I didn’t think so. 

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel 

Life is busy. Before you know it, fifty years has passed and you are looking back at your life and your kids lives wondering where the time has gone. I truly believe that life is made up of little moments and what better way to remember those moments then with a beautiful keepsake album. Photographs are truly priceless.

Fifty years from now you will not be looking at your family portraits on your computer, but hanging on the wall in your living room and in a beautiful album keepsake.  You will be looking at those images, your heart will be smiling because you had the confidence to say yes to beautiful family portraits with your family.

“Enjoy this moment because tomorrow this moment will be a memory”  -Lesley Frank (That’s me!)



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