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. Chances are, if the weather is nice, you'll find me on the back of the Harley exploring all North Carolina has to offer. 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.
A few things that make me unique:
The real me loves food, both to cook and eat it.
I'm also a bit of a DIY-er and enjoy renovating my home.
I've been told I have an old soul as I love both classic rock and muscle cars.
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.