“Every picture tells a story...” 


Rod Stewart’s great hit released in 1971 sums things up, no?


Have you ever looked back at pictures of family, friends or vacations and noticed things that you weren’t aware of before? I have. Visual imagery is very effective at communicating what words cannot. Words as bricks in the story are great but photography as mortar is what binds the message into an unique experience.

So, what’s your story? I don’t know of any better way of showing what your life is all about than through personalized photography and video. I’d like to help you tell it.


I’ve named my portfolio website “An Adventurous Life “ - treks, trails and travels, because that’s been the underlining theme of my life.


But what’s your story? How would you like to add your story to the family legacy?


Whether you know it or not, you are a treasured part of your family so let me help you tell your story right.

Margaret J Novotny at Medicine Bow Peak, WY

I'm all about great compositions, technical expertise and vivid storytelling through photography. As a baby boomer, my indoctrination to photography began when I was a little girl. At that time, photography was becoming a part of daily life and documenting important family events became mainstream. As the youngest of the family I was often the center of attention, so I consider myself a veteran at being the subject of a photo shoot. However, as an adult, it's ‘the other side’ of the camera that I prefer. ­­

I began taking photography film classes in college and then transitioned into the digital world when the technology was first introduced. Landscapes or portraits, I'm a passionate shooter with a spiritual understanding of divine light. My eyes compose and collect a vision of nature at its best. I love to shoot in both color and B/W. 

​As a career marketer and advertising executive, I've used my passion of photography in developing successful print campaigns, collateral materials, promotions, events and videos.


Northwestern University

MSA Integrated Marketing Communications 

Illinois State University 

BS Graphic Communications