Hi, I'm Charity.
I do not believe in following the crowd, simply because that's what we've been told to do.
I create so that I can empower teens to rise above what the world says they should be.
I believe that everyone has God-given beauty and deserves to see themselves through His eyes.
I believe that we each have a unique, beautiful purpose that can only be found when we choose to be ourselves.
And, I want to help you tell your beautiful story.
My husband, Scott and I are from Cadillac, Michigan originally. We both graduated from WMU in the mid-90's, and moved to Grand Rapids - where I accidentally found my calling as a photographer. After adding two kiddos to our family (Charlie the girl and Jarod our son), I gave up my IT job to open a portrait studio in my home, and took a part-time position in a photolab (back when we still shot film:) It was there that I learned Photoshop, and it opened up a whole new (digital) world for me!
Just over 12 years ago, we settled back here in Portage (at 6 months pregnant for Allie - kiddo number 4, and with Sidney age 2 added to the mix), and I started right away building a new portrait client following. I met my best friend that first year (Lisa was an Easter Session client), and I've been blessed to see HS Senior clients turn into wedding clients, and wedding clients turn into newborn and family clients.