About Me

My husband Charlie and I live in Wakonda and have all of our lives!We have two grown daughters; each married and live nearby. And we are blessed with three handsome grandsons with another grandchild on the way!

I opened my studio in the fall of 2010, and I have been living my dream ever since. I have always loved photos; I took endless photos of our daughters as they were growing up and now I take even more of my grandsons. In my family I am the keeper of photos documenting several generations. When our my oldest daughter got married in 2008 and I purchased my first DSLR camera to capture wedding preparations and the behind the scenes details.....and I was hooked! Following that was countless hours of studying, shadowing, and workshops, and investments into camera bodies, lenses, studio lighting and equipment and now I'm honored to capture memories for others.

One of my favorite subjects are those precious newborn babies. When I worked as an OB nurse and Lamaze instructor (that dates me!), I always felt so privileged to be a part of this special time as a new little one came into the world. Photographing these little ones, once again, I feel privileged to be able to capture this “instant out of time” in the baby’s first photo shoot.

Followed by newborns, I love children of all ages. My sessions are specifically designed for each customer. I will ask you to provide me pictures (by text or a web link) of clothing that each child will be wearing (or would be happy to suggest color schemes) so that I can coordinate backdrops (or outdoor settings), props, etc., to make your photos unique and special.

But as you will see from by site, I photograph all ages. Again, I feel so priveleged to capture memories that will last your life time and beyond!
© Photography by Cathy Jo