get to know me!

I'm Aileen.

it's pronounced "i-lean"

I'm a 31 year old gal from Cleveland, Ohio. My roots are here; born and raised. I'm a proud alumni of Bowling Green State University where I majored in telecommunications. My original plan was to work in news, but life has a funny way of working out.

This is my 6th year as a full time business owner. I'm so humbled and grateful to support myself by doing something I love so much. If these first 6 years have been such a blast, I'm beyond excited for what is still ahead.

I know just about every photographer says that they have the best clients, but I really feel like I do. I constantly feel appreciated as a human and an artist. I consider them to be my friends, and I am very lucky.

Photo by Ava Grace Photography

I originally fell in love with photography because I loved taking pictures and being creative. And while those are two very important elements, I soon realized that it's so much more than that. It's about preserving memories, moments and feelings. The harsh truth is that life goes by a little too fast, and I am on a mission to encapsulate as much of those moments while I can.

TV Shows I love + can discuss with you:

  • Arrested Development
  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
  • Better Call Saul
  • Parks and Rec
  • New Girl
  • Ozark
  • The Bachelor
  • Handmaid's Tale

I come from a big, weird, wonderful family who supports me in everything I do. I'm the proudest aunt to the 6 cutest kiddos (2 sweet girls and 4 crazy, beautiful boys). They have me wrapped around their sticky, adorable fingers. It's my favorite thing about me.

I love to travel (especially with my best friend, Colleen!). I've been fortunate enough to visit so many amazing places, but am always itching for my next adventure.

When I'm not working (which is rare because I'm a workaholic), you can likely find me in comfy clothes on the couch, eating something sweet. I love comedy shows, true crime, scary movies, and garbage reality television. When I'm not being a couch potato, I do love reading, running, playing board games, and hanging out with my family, friends or my boyfriend, Matt.