for the football team. After graduation I was part of an Emmy-winning production team for NFL films. The producers at NFL films are some of the most creative storytellers in the industry, which influenced me to return to my roots in still photography.
My background in cinematography and documentaries has inspired my work. I believe the timeless and expressive power of photographs. To me, creating a beautiful photograph means capturing the right balance as a moment unfolds, and oftentimes the beauty is in the unintended in-between moments. Movement, light and emotion are central themes in my work. Besides your memories, you will have these photos to look back on. I have a creative, fun and modern take on photography.
As a military wife I understand the significance of homecomings. I know how it feels to be waiting on the dock as the ship pulls in, I know how that first hug feels and I understand how precious the photos can be.
Before you book me as your homecoming or family photographer I want to tell you a little bit about me and my approach. I am a photographer because I cannot imagine being anything else. I love working with people and capturing their stories. My focus on film and photography began at a young age. In fact, my friends and family will tell you that they have rarely seen me without a a camera. I started my first photography business when I was in high school.
In college, I studied film and worked my way through school as a member of the film crew
“Helen was absolutely wonderful. The fact that she is also a military spouse meant she was understanding about my husbands changing arrival times! On top of that the pictures were awesome and we had so much fun with her!!" - Bella
“Helen did an excellent job with my family. We have done a deployment, homecoming, and a family photo (extended family included) session with her. She made my three little girls feel extremely relaxed and captured the most beautiful moments of us all. She did a lot of great posed pictures, and also captured really special candid moments. I highly recommend Helen." - Lauren
I will help you handle the curve balls and we will problem solve them together.
I understand how precious photographs are. Whether you are celebrating your loved ones deployment or homecoming. Whether you are together or apart, photographs are precious.
If there is one thing that I have learned as a military spouse it is that things are constantly in flux and plans are going to change a few times after booking me. But I promise through all the changes I will be there.