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After years of trying to conceive and a successful round of IVF later, their little miracle arrived 10 weeks early at 2 lbs. Mia's daughter spent a few months in the NICU. They recorded the trying time through their cell phone cameras and captured precious moments that reminded them of their journey. In retrospect, Mia wished a professional photographer depicted how tender of a time this was. Reflecting on this challenging time inspired Mia and she decided to pursue another passion and purpose.
Since childhood, Mia has loved being in friends' faces with the camera. She remembers her dad letting her take his Canon to school while in the third grade! She's questioned his judgment, but that started Mia’s love for photography. The same Canon is sitting on her mantel. Before starting a family, Mia shadowed UPI & St. Louis Cardinals and Blues Photographer, William Greenblatt. After family life settled some, she continued her photography journey at the New York Institute of Photography. Mia feels fortunate to have trained with internationally known newborn photographer, Amy McDaniel with Dew Drops Photography and ecstatic to bring what she learned to St. Louis, Mo.
St. Louis City born and bred with some of her childhood spent in Kentucky, she will throw "ya'll" around. Mia enjoys entertaining, family life, learning the ukulele and karaoke:) In addition to being a photographer, Mia is a certified special education teacher of nearly 15 years. She is a proud career technical education high school teacher in an urban district. One day, she plans to create a photography curriculum for children in the future. In her free time, Mia takes delight in dining, wining with family and friends or having a dance party with her daughter and nieces.
Mia believes photographs convey emotions and memories. It has been an honor to document moments in a creative and authentic manner for families.
Mia’s mission is to offer affordable, heartwarming and memorable photography.
As a member of the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International Mia stays up to date with best practices.
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In Loving Memory of my niece, Naomi Marie