Hi. I'm Collette.  I don't want to be hired to take a picture. Anyone can do that. I want to get to know you, learn what makes you tick... and then capture who you are, not just what you look like.

Although I call North Carolina home, I'm originally from Chicago and moved here in 2013.  I still miss the food more than anything but this state is the most amazing one.  NC offers everything from mountains to beaches all within 4 hours of the Triad.  I live here with my boyfriend and my two children (pictured below) along with our African Grey, Dewey, a fish, and lizard.  We all love the artistic nature of this city.  It truly feels like home and I just can't get over the positive nature of the people here.

Other than a passion for photography, I have a passion for travel. I have been all over Europe, Alaska, and the US.  But still one of my favorite places is simply "The Beach".  I love to combine my passions and photograph at the beach whenever I get the opportunity.  If you're planning a vacation there, I'd love to capture those memories for you.  

The real me loves food, eats too much chocolate, and tries to not spoil my kids.  I am a giver at heart and would rather give to others if only to receive a smile in return.

I believe that whatever you do, do it with passion and you will succeed!  Because life is like a camera.  Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.