HI! I am so glad you are here!!

My name is Aurelia.

I am an idea generator and a persuasive writer. For almost 15 years I’ve been combining ideas and words to create imagery. We all have work that makes us feel alive – that doesn’t feel like work… it feels like LIVING! This is it for me. You are looking at my passion. Welcome!

My husband, Jason, and I are high school sweethearts. His interests and talents in college led us into the photography industry. We photographed weddings together between 2001 and 2012 and absolutely loved that season. We have 3 great kids who really like having us around on weekends though so we retired from wedding photography when our oldest entered middle school. Jason works full time for a major pro-photo lab here in Springfield and I get to be home. And while I LOVE being home, I sorely missed photographing brides and visually capturing the symbolic narrative of the wedding. So in 2013 I decided to launch The Grace Mask as a personal project. The mission of that blog was to photograph women and use my writing skills to help them share their faith in Christ. This project is ongoing as a ministry of my portrait business.

I do most of my work on weekdays and evenings and work in a few Saturday sessions during the summer months. I can provide you with a sweet new profile image in 20 minutes or we can spend 2+ hours creating a beautiful portfolio of images that will outshine your selfie album forever. So until I meet you or you decide to call me, please feel free to take a look around. For more information about what I offer check out Sessions. The Grace Mask project features all those amazing stories. I am so excited about 2017 and I hope you and I can create something for YOU this year! Be encouraged today! You are so loved!!

“Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her… to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.” Ephesians 5:26(MSG)-27(NLT)