DSC_6841Let’s pretend you don’t have a clue who I am or what I’m about and make this as entertaining as possible so you’ll want to meet me in person. After all, the people who already do know me wouldn’t be bothering with this page!

I’m 5’4″ and not about to tell you how much I weigh. Even if I weighed 110 pounds, I wouldn’t tell you. Boring brown eyes, too.

I have an identical twin, Tammy, who runs the studio office and our birthday is April Fool’s Day. We were born back in the day when our parents had no clue there were two of us until our mom was in labor and couldn’t get ‘the’ baby out. Based on the pictures that survived my mother’s pregnancy, we see it was very clear there were two babies in that belly. She had quite the bright doctor.

I have three absolutely, positively, perfect, divine creations from the great Man Above. They rock my world everyday and are my biggest accomplishment in my life, thus far. Oh, and they are all girls, too.

I’m married to my high school sweetheart. I met him when I was 14 years old, and even though we broke up a few times, we walked down the aisle 10 years after he asked me ‘to go with him’ in the high school cafeteria after school. He’s a really funny guy, quiet at times, but talkative if you pull the string in his back. He’s the introvert between the two of us. I’m often told he is hot, too. He has the kind of laugh that makes you happy when you hear it and his eyes are sexy.

When I die and an autopsy is performed, they will find Bon Jovi written on my heart. It’s located on the top front, just off to the right a little to be exact. I love you Jonny! I have other small crushes on the big hair band guys like Bret & Joey.

I hate the winter and extreme heat makes me sick (not literally). I like the in-between – spring and fall. Sunny days make me happy.

I love jewelry. Don’t need the expensive kind. In fact, I prefer the fake stuff so I don’t feel bad if I lose it.

Massages are the best. It should be a law that everyone gets them.

Comedians should be on a pedestal. They have the best gift God created. Laughter is healthy.

I love to say I was born in Detroit, Michigan of the United States of America. I’m patriotic of both the ‘D’ and the U.S.  I’m very proud of my roots.

Love Random Acts of Kindness. You should try it. Tammy and I did a bunch for our birthday and it was the best one yet. If you click here, I’ll show what we did.

I’m passionate about politics and religion. I’m a very respectful arguer and I think with my heart.  Nonetheless, I have learned to disengage from those topics. Don’t tempt me.

There’s a work Kelly and a weekend Kelly. In fact, it was a client turned friend I hung out with at a concert who told me this. I liked the sound of it ever since. It’s not a bad thing at all, but I have a different audience rating when I’m not at work. Hey…at least I admit there’s another side to me.

I love Trueblood, The Walking Dead and have seen Pretty Woman over 100 times, no lie.

I have a degree in Communication from Central Michigan University (go Chips). I’m a total people-person.

I enjoy my job very much. I work hard, very hard, to be the best photographer I can be by constantly educating myself, spending good money to update my camera, computers, studio equipment, props and investing whenever possible into the physical studio atmosphere to provide a surrounding that you will enjoy and be comfortable in while I photograph you and your family. Give me a call and we’ll chat. See you soon.

One last thing…I have this thing for chocolate….





Russo004Kelly and I may be identical twins but we are still different.  She’s the extrovert and I’m the introvert.  She is more entertaining and fun to hang with than myself.  Her style is more trendy and her hair has always been better than mine.  For these reasons and many more, she is my true other half.

I am the mother of three of the most beautiful God-given creatures that have given me one of the most rewarding roles in life – motherhood.  That, of course, ranks right alongside that of my role as wife to the most handsome and funniest man I’ve ever met.  Like Kelly, he is very entertaining and fun to be with.  See a pattern here?

For the first time in my life, I truly love doing what I do.  Although Kelly and I share a passion for photography, my greatest passion is for the end product.  And I am THAT person…when you walk into my house, you will find portraits of my family hanging everywhere on my walls and the reason is simple – my “babies” are my love, my life and they’ve gown so much, so fast.  The best remedy for a bad day is lying on my couch and looking at the portraits of them when I can recall the very moment of fun as that portrait was taken.  And on good days, there is nothing like lying on my couch and looking at the portraits of them when I can recall the very moment of fun as that portrait was taken.