Since 2012, C Red Photos has photographed everything from individual families, newborns in the hospital that are less than 24 hours old, to being the premier photographer of Jelly Bean Sports, a preschool sports league.
I grew up in a large family – I have four brothers – so there were always large family gatherings. I distinctly remember finding my mom’s camera sitting on the end table and playing around with it … and then opening the back and exposing the entire roll of film! It wasn’t long after that when I was given my own camera (probably to stop ruining my mom’s pictures!). By junior high school I was well on my way to being a photographer.
I have a master’s degree in Social Work and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2007. I became an LCSW because I was excited to be in a profession where I could teach and help people every day. I love extending this into my photography by teaching others how to use a camera. I want to make the technical photography skills easy to learn so that everyone can have amazing snapshots of their family.
I spend my days working in an elementary school and have years of experience working with children of various abilities – sensory differences, autism, hearing and speech delays, behavior and mental health concerns. One of my biggest passions is coaxing smiles from even the most anxious child, resulting in a beautiful portrait that you will treasure for a lifetime.
When I am not behind the camera, you can find my husband and I riding a few miles through the local forest preserve with our 4 year old son and in the bike trailer. We recently completed our family with a little girl and are enjoying watching the sibling love (and rivalry!) grow.
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