BEHIND THE LENS
My love for photography began when I was about 13 yrs old. My father let me use a 35 MM camera and it was on. I started taking pictures of all the things I loved. (horses, sunsets and my family.) I started shooting weddings when I was 18. I loved it. My uncle, who was a professional photographer in Chicago, gave me some studio equipment. I practiced , read and went to seminars to learn the art of portrait photography. I joined Professional Photographers Association in 1996 and have been a n active member ever since. In 2004 I gained the coveted status of "Certified Professional Photographer".
Bella is Italian for Beautiful. So I chose Beautiful Images as the name of our studio.
What I truly love is when a client sees their images for the first time The smile that comes across their face is truly satisfying.