HEY, SWEET GIRL!

I'm Destinee and if you love puppies, let's be best friends.

I am a nationally published portrait photographer in Akron, Ohio. I believe in empowering women and teen girls to be true to themselves and kind to their peers. I'm a follower of Jesus, a wife, and a dog-mom in my mid-twenties with big dreams. My favorite things include: grilled cheese, yoga pants, binge watching Netflix, and fresh florals. 

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Hey there! I'm Destinee and I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. I’m a follower of Jesus, a wife to my handsome husband, Aaron, a dog-mom to 2 crazy German Shepherds, and a fashion-inspired, portrait photographer in my mid-twenties. After being a hobbyist photographer on the yearbook staff at my high school, I fell in love with portraits. I went off to college to study graphic design, but felt God was leading me down a different path. I started my business in 2014, and after dabbling in nearly every type of photography, I found that I most enjoyed photographing women and teen girls. Several months after my realization that I was meant to serve women through photography, I decided to completely relaunch my business and specialize solely, in modern women's portraits that were inspired by fashion. 

I am a creative, and find myself happiest when I’m creating art. I love of painting, typography, graphic arts, interior design, and fashion. Although, most days you will find me in yoga pants with messy hair, and no makeup, working in my studio (or from the couch, if I'm being honest), while taking occasional breaks to eat grilled cheese and snuggle my pups.









My favorite part about what I do, is being able to instill confidence in women and teen girls by encouraging them to be true to themselves and kind to their peers. It’s not just about pretty pictures; for me, it’s about cultivating an experience that makes a difference in someone’s life, and essentially, makes a difference in the world.

I give all the glory, honor, and praise for everything I do, to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

"Beauty begins the moment
you decide to be yourself."

-COCO CHANEL

You may have seen me featured by...

SENIOR YEAR MAGAZINE | BEAUTY REVIVED MAGAZINE | SENIOR STYLE GUIDE | RISING TIDE SOCIETY | AKRON-CANTON HOT LIST | NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERS (NAPCP) | SENIOR CHIC

Click here if you love dogs

Harley

This crazy five year old boy is our "forever puppy". He loves to play tug of war, but doesn't understand the concept of "fetch" very well. He doesn't like forced cuddles (which is mostly a problem for me), and will only give kisses on his own terms. Some of our nicknames for him include: Harley-Bub, Mama's Boy, Bubby, Bub, and Sweet Boy. 

Lola

This sweet, but spoiled, three year old girl is the complete opposite of her brother. We like to call her a "sour-patch kid". She loves to cuddle and gives kisses voluntarily. She enjoys laying around, and watching Netflix. She's extremely vocal and is known for talking back when she doesn't get her way.  Some of our nicknames for her include: Baby Girl, Muffin, Muff, Lolita, and Sweet Girl. 

MY CRAZY PUPS

yes, please

no, thanks

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1

5

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COFFEE, POP, & CHOCOLATE

FILLING UP MY GAS TANK

LARGE CROWDS

DARK, DREARY DAYS

NON-CRISPY BACON

BEING LATE

HUMIDITY

SURPRISES

VEGGIES

YARD WORK

BLUSH PINK

GRILLED CHEESE

KINDNESS

CHARLESTON, SC

PUPPIES

OFFICE SUPPLIES

DANCE PARTIES

YOGA PANTS

NETFLIX

NEW FRIENDS

yes, you read that correctly.

especially when it's cold outside. 

there are few things that cause me more stress. 

pretty, natural light should be required for productivity.

or non-crispy anything else for that matter. I like my food practically burnt. 

one of the few things that cause me more stress than large crowds. 

does anyone actually enjoy sweating for no reason at all?

I almost always figure them out anyway.

unless potatoes count? Oh, and romaine lettuce.

earth worms, dirt, and things that sting - what's to love? 

a very specific shade somewhere between pale pink, dusty rose, and mauve.

with extra, extra cheese, please.

throw that stuff around like confetti - the glitter kind.

but any southern town with cobblestone roads and Spanish moss covered oak trees will do. 

give me ALL the puppies.

at least I admit that I have a problem, right?

in my office, in the middle of a workday are ideal.

no shame in my comfort game. 

always binge watch. nothing less. 

when you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a taller fence.