My favorite thing about being a photographer is helping people see themselves the way that I see them--truly beautiful and endlessly valuable. I too often hear people say that they “aren’t photogenic” or that they “look awkward in pictures” but I want you to know that it’s not true.
I already believe that you are amazing and that you will look amazing in your portraits, and I want you to feel amazing too! So believe me when I tell you that it’s totally possible for you to feel comfortable on camera.
With a system that incorporates my years of creative direction and love for laughter and genuine connection, your personality and your story are sure to shine, and your photos will show it! When you finish your session with me, my desire is that you will feel fully supported and fully loved. Because your session is about celebrating you.
I love watching humans connect to one another. That's probably why I love wedding photography so much. I think that Shakespeare was onto something when he made a study of humanity in his plays. The human connection is endlessly fascinating and inspiring.
I just adore flowers. Something about them brings me a special kind of joy. Whether they are professionally arranged or picked by a three-year-old in a field. They bring life to a space in a way nothing else can.
Creating spaces that are truly inspired is one of my favorite things to do. My husband and I are currently in the middle of a home remodel, and while we aren't Chip and Jo, we love that we are creating a home that we love. When I need fresh ideas, I enjoy looking to Studio McGee for inspiration!
I love paper planners. I've loved them for years, and each time I get a new one, it feels likc Christmas. I love the fresh pages and the feeling of setting everything in order. But it's even better when the planner is particularly beautiful. Like Jane Johnson's Dear Monday planner.
I once swore that I would never drink coffee, and I am so glad that I didn't stick to that. I will admit that I can almost never finish a cup of coffee without needing to reheat it, but I love it all the same. Hot or cold, it is one of my favorite parts of my morning routine.
Simply put, my plants are my babies. I care for them meticulously. I dust them. I inspect their soil. I talk to them. When I leave, I worry about them. I celebrate even the smallest amount of growth, and that has taught me to celebrate my own.
I absolutely love tacos. To be honest, I could eat them every single day. But Taco Tuesdays are extra special. I'm not quite sure why, but they are. And someday, Ricky and I are going to publish a cookbook so we can share all of our favorite Taco Tuesday recipes with you.
One summer, I walked to the river and watched the sunset almost every day. And almost every day, I took a picture of the sunset. Because almost every day, it felt more beautiful and more moving than the last. In a summer sunset, inspiration knows no bounds.
When I was 10 years old, I fell in love with reading for the first time, and I've never gotten over it. I love curling up with a good book and letting it transport me to another time and place. You can read favorite passage from my favorite book below!
I don't talk about this part of my life very often, but theater has played a huge part in my life. I am more of a director than an actor, for sure. And I absolutely love getting to work with people in this way. It has shaped my communication skills and my confidence in the best ways.
I love a good story. And I can promise that I’m gonna love yours. So is it possible that I'm your soulmate photographer?
I'm ready to help you align with your values and plan a wedding day experience that's undeniably yours. I can't wait to encourage and empower you to make the choices that matter the most to you. Because you and your values deserve to shine bright.