Our Essence

One of my life dreams has been to retire from my long career in Law Enforcement and become a photographer full time. I have had a passion for photography world since I was a teenager. Yearbook work in high school, developing my own black and white pictures,  film in college, to photo contests, the passion to capture God’s creation and freeze moments in time has always been strong.
 Nature photography was my first love but after shooting weddings, seniors and families through the years I have grown to love capturing people where they are in their life and the ones they love. I was never able to give my full attention until now and what a blessing it is to combine this passion for photography with working alongside my beautiful daughter.
 There is no doubt that God paved the way for me and has me right where I need to be. Besides photography I love spending time with my family (and dogs), being outside, gardening, and running. I know photography is what I should be doing because it is always on my mind. Whether I am driving in the car or running somewhere I am constantly saying-that would be a great place to take pictures or a great place to run.

 As long as that spark is alive in me I will be ready to click away.


We specialize in natural light, Digital and Film Photography imagery and cinema. The desire of our business is to document any season in your life to the fullest. Bring out the love, joy and tenderness of each relationship you have. We started Soulshine on the basis of being intentional in every moment, throughout our clients experience. You are loved, valued and cared for and so are your most precious memories

Hello and welcome. I am so delighted you are here and thankful you have chosen to read more about who we are. People and art are my true passions and photography brings that together for me. I love being a mom to my sweet babies, I am obsessed with exercising ( anyone wanna go for a run??) and head over heels for my husband and for CAKE! 
After a lifetime of playing many sports, I began having children and that is where my desire to freeze a moment came to life. I cannot wait to freeze your memories.

James is a hard working, giving, and funny southern guy. He loves doing anything with his hands, especially outside. James is a logical thinker, always coming up with a plan. He is the very best listener anyone could ask for and will do anything to help. 
James is always playing with the kids, tag, jumping on the trampoline, starting bon fires. He also loves to fish and hunt. Being out alone in nature is truly his happy place!