Hello Darling! I'm Dorothy!
Most days you will find me behind something. That is not to say that I am hiding. You will find me behind a computer editing photos for my amazing clients, or crunching numbers for a tax return. I may be behind my family loving and cheering them, or behind a great book getting lost in a fantasy. I am often behind the stove in my kitchen making some new and (hopefully) fantastic dish for my family to devour. You will frequently find me behind a camera capturing that special moment worth preserving forever.
I married my best friend on a gorgeous, unseasonably warm day in October of 2005. Not only did I gain a husband, but also my first child, a step-daughter. In 2008, we welcomed our son into this world. In 2013, after having a miscarriage in 2011, we finished our family when our daughter was born. It was then that I started taking photos. It began as a hobby, and certainly has grown since!
We enjoy to hop in our camper and run off to someplace new to relax and sightsee. I love to experience life, spend time with my family, and go for a gorgeous hike. In fact, I am always looking for someone to hike with, so please keep me in mind next time you go!
I am a pretty simple woman living a pretty simple life. I do not need fancy things to make me happy. Give me my camera on a gorgeous day, and I will give you a happy lady and a beautiful photo!
Photography is my passion. That is what I truly love to do. I love being able to give a client that moment in time. I aim to catch the authentic laugh, and illustrate the genuine love you have for each other in every photo.
I strive to not only capture that moment, but to make your time with me an experience. When you choose me as your photographer, I want you to enjoy your experience from the moment you find me, until the moment you receive your images. Many of my clients have been with me from the beginning, and many I now call friends.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me. I cannot wait to meet you!
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Located in the Davis-Linden building near downtown Dayton, my studio is the best of both worlds. It combines the natural, vintage, industrial feel of the building, with a space for polished, traditional newborn and child photos. The studio is perfect for newborn, milestone, children, maternity, and family portraits.
My kids mean the world to me. All of them. They are what motivates me to pursue my passion. I want to lead by example, and show them how to live a happy, fulfilled life.
After 15 years, he is still the only person I can see myself with. He is my biggest supporter, and his love, friendship, and encouragement gets me through the day.
Reading a good book is like taking a journey or going to therapy. Getting swept up in the fantasy excites my soul. I could be spend everyday with a good book on my front porch.
Hiking, boating, sitting by the water feeling the breeze. Getting lost in the woods with my hubby. A mojito by the water. The windows down and the wind in my hair. HEAVEN.
I love cooking. It could be a delicious vegetarian dish, or a beautiful dessert. Something about standing barefoot in my kitchen over a gorgeous plate of food I made is so satisfying!