Welcome to my site. Please take a look at my extensive portfolio, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Let me help you create a dazzling reality for your next photo shoot!
I'm the woman behind the computer and camera.
I'm originally from a north shore town called Highland Park in Cook County, Chicago, moved to Hollywood, California after college graduation. I've been a photographer for most of my life, from the moment I got a camera for my 12th birthday. I was constantly documenting and creating. I became more serious with photography when I turned 17, learning film and dark room development in high school. My passion for photography did not end there though, becoming m y major in college, and ending with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale. In 1998 I made the move to Hollywood, and spent years assisting other photographers, then began my own freelance business at 30. Over the last two decades, I've worked all facets of the photography genre. Eventually I realized weddings were the most challenging and exciting events; they combine most facets of the photography genres (portrait / photojournalism / product /fashion) Therefore I was intrigued to move into that direction. For my personal work, I have the privilege of being featured in some of my favorite magazines; Von Gutenburg, Tattoo Savage, Fae, Gothic Beauty, and Cupcake Quarterly. I also have an intense love for exploring the outdoors. On my off hours, I would most prefer to be outside capturing nature shots while taking a day trip to a random forest. Thanks for reading!
Fresh Skills & Perspective
With over 20 years of experience, my skills encompass a wide array of areas.
From weddings to fashion shoots, below you will find my areas of specialization, and various magazines my work has been displayed in.
- Engagement Photography
- Maternity Photography
- Wedding Photography
- Photo Studio
- Dance Photography
- Cupcake Quarterly
- Von Gutenburg
- Tattoo Savage
- Gothic Beauty
It’s about finding extraordinary
In ordinary places
Violet is a consummate professional, and a pleasure to work with. Her ability to bring out the best in her subjects, whether it be a product shoot or a promotional campaign, is a delight to behold.
Wizard, sorcerer, and magician all rolled into one! We hired Violet to photograph our March 2019 wedding. From beginning to end, she was extremely professional and personable photographer to work with.
Violet did my wedding photos and did an amazing job! She was very professional, friendly, and easy to work with.
Let me help you create a dazzling reality!
Call or contact me today for a free photo consultation.