About Desirée

At age nine, I borrowed my neighbor’s Brownie camera for a class trip and shot my first roll of film. Black and white in those days; I was hooked! I loved capturing a moment in time, never to be repeated. During adolescence, John Denver’s lyrics transformed the way I viewed the world around me. To this day, his lyrics come to mind everywhere I go, causing me to observe things with a keen eye.

My home is in northwestern Illinois where I enjoy country living with my husband. Our blended family of four boys is grown and out of the nest. They are on their own quest to a joy-filled life. We love that our family has expanded to beautiful and loving grandchildren!

I have a passion to share the magnificence I see just in case you don’t take time to notice. My hope is that you all take a few moments to soak in the wonder around us and the knowledge that every moment is a gift. Perhaps my images will spark a fond memory or bring a smile to your day.

I am a self-represented artist specializing in fine art photography. You may find my work locally at Sugarbakers Boutique and Lena Mercantile Company; both located in Lena, IL. Please refer to my links to locate them.

From as far away as India and as close as my back yard, I offer images captured for your delight. Thank you for your time…I hope you enjoy the journey…come back to visit again!



Enjoy the visual photographic journey!