Charissa
Behind the Lens

I am a stay-at-home mom with a wonderful husband and three energetic, lovely girls. I love spending my time with my family but I also love to take portraits!

My love for photography began in college, where I earned a degree in studio art with an emphasis in photography and oil painting.  Most of my portraiture training came on-the-job as a studio photographer outside of Chicago, mentored by a photographer known throughout the area for her beautiful portraits.  With an art background, my style tends to highlight composition and mood within my photographs.  Capturing my subjects in ways that show who they are and tell a story, not just what their beautiful smiles look like, is always my goal.

My studio is not limited to traditional portraiture, as I also do business portraits and commercial jobs. Please email me if you would like more information about those services.

I would love to work with you, so send me an email or give me a call!  If you haven’t yet, visit the galleries and look at your printing options- if you don’t see what you are looking for, ask me about it and I can answer your questions.

Charissa