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.
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.
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
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.
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.