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 Hello friends!


I'm so glad you're here!

My family always teases me because I hate surface level introductions and would much rather get comfortable and talk with you about your hopes and dreams, even if we have just met. 

But, since we don't have that kind of time, here are a few things to know about me. I'm primarily a film shooter. My favorite things to

photograph involve color and bright sun. My five children are my favorite distractions and my constant inspirations (also the reason I drink so much coffee).

As a photographer, It brings me so much joy when I can make people feel seen and feel beautiful exactly as they are in whatever season of life they're in. And whether I'm photographing you, your family, or your business, I strive to catch the details that will take you back to that moment one day. 

Still curious? Here are some fun facts:

  • One of my first memories is a heart-shaped prism in my playroom. I would lay on the floor and watch the rainbows dance on the walls. Years later I still find myself drawn to colors, sunlight, and movement.

  • My husband and I live in Central Illinois with our 5 little ones (ages 9, 7, 5, 3 and 7 months). 2 girls and 3 boys. Our house is very loud.  

  • I'm fascinated by personality tests (I'm a Virgo/INFJ/enneagram 9-4-2) 

  • I plan my trip itineraries around where I want to eat.

About Milou

Milou is a french baby name I fell in love with a few years ago. I kept it on my baby name list but it never felt right with our other children's names. Milou comes from a combination of Louise, a name I share with my grandmother and Marie, my mother and sister-in-law's middle name. So it felt right to name my business after all of them. 


If you have questions or want to chat, just fill out the contact form below. Thanks for stopping by!


photos of me by Sara Johansen and Noelle Reynolds


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