LIGHT & LIFE Photography is located in Middleton/Madison, Wisconsin. My focus is natural light lifestyle and documentary photography.

I shoot on-location and love capturing emotive imagery of all newborns, children, families, couples, maternity, and boudoir. To view my portfolio and blog, please visit the new website.

Through my design studio, Etikette, I create custom letterpress stationery and branding.


LIGHT & LIFE is the moment, the meaning, the story as seen through my eyes and delivered through my lens. I believe in capturing and preserving the pleasures in life and the routine and mundane parts as well. Every thing, every one, has a story. My goal is to tell yours. I want to help you look back with fondness on the good times and remember the challenging times with sentiment. I find the beauty in everyday life.

Visit Q + A below to find out more about home documentary, lifestyle, and boudoir sessions.

Time doesn’t stop, but we can capture and preserve small moments.

Featured on the Dear Photographer blog and Instagram’s: A Beautiful You, The Portrait Collective, Bravo Award, The Sincere Storyteller, Beyond the Wanderlust, The Freelensed, The Honest Lens, Gather + Tend, The Documentary Movement, The Gallery of Light, + many others

“You truly have a gift of capturing the spirit of the people you photograph.”


I delve into projects with a thoughtful approach and an intentional process. My design style is refreshing and flexible, creating stunning pieces that are meticulously detailed, cohesive, and finished with craft.
I strive to make your vision tactile and the experience seamless; creating a piece that is uniquely you.

“You have gone above and beyond for them and have taken their wedding to the next level.
It is great to see a stylish yet sophisticated look for their invites.”


From start-up to established, I’ll help you build a successful brand with conceptual, carefully crafted pieces. Personal brand photography gets your social media accounts noticed in a sea of the same ol.’


I enjoy working with non-profits immensely. Especially ones that meld with my personal interests. If your non-profit is in need of design or photography, please feel free to send me a detailed note from my contact form. Currently, I volunteer for The Tiny Footprints Project and shoot Fairshare CSA Coalition’s Bike the Barns.


I would love to hear from you. If you think we’d be a good fit for a photography session, prospective design projects, or wholesale orders from my Etsy shop, please get in touch with me.

Q + A

My sessions are candid and laid back. They are meant to capture the everyday moments that you normally wouldn’t think to take a photo of yourself. Your newborn stretched out on the bed with fingers and toes curled in their own way. Folds and wrinkles in their skin. Pursed lips. A sleepy yawn. Scrunchy faces and soft smiles. Your toddler with their favorite toy, “helping” in the garden or on the farm, eating lunch, taking walks to the park, giggling, and tears. You may not know it in this tiring and foggy instance. But those are the lovely and messy moments you’ll want to remember and share with them as time moves on. That interaction and connection with your loves is magical.
On-location Lifestyle, Newborn, Children, Families, Couples, Maternity, Mother + Child, Intimate/Boudoir, Personal Branding, Events (including Non-Profits). I also shoot a limited number of Weddings and Seniors each year. Mini-Sessions are available at select times of the year, and announcements are made via Facebook & Instagram. To see examples of Boudoir photography, you can visit the private Relinquish Facebook page and request to join.

Unlike the widely available templates you see online, my designs are completely custom and tailored to you and your loved one. I don’t use templates, change only fonts and colors, or reuse the same design. Every. single. thing. is custom to your hopes and vision for your special event. We’ll get to chat in person and get to know one another. Plus, you’ll have good feelies about supporting a small, local business.

First, we’ll sit down to talk about your hopes and ideas for the stationery as well as budget. Bring dress swatches, inspiring photos, colors, words, and shapes, things you like, things you don’t like, anything that will help describe the kind of couple you are and your hopes for your wedding. We’ll discuss how I’ll bring everything together into a beautiful, letterpress stationery suite that encompasses your story and leaves a brilliant impression on your guests. Call or simply fill out the contact form to set up a consultation.

Each person and project is unique, and pricing is based on many factors. Wedding suites, photo sessions, and business correspondence are all priced differently. Please contact me so I can get an idea of what your needs are.