I appreciate authenticity. My style is clean & classic. I believe you deserve wedding photos that are as uniquely epic as your love story.

I'm obsessed with fun earrings (green, blue, and teal are always a win), I LOVE wild weather alerts, and once when I was a kid I jumped off the roof of my house with an umbrella. (Judging?? That's cool. I might too.)
I'm really ambitious and genuinely enjoy making every single little thing perfect.
I used to be a teacher, and I'm SO thankful for my time in that career because it taught me about the value of providing a meaningful experience, and the absolute importance of cherishing life's precious moments.
Cameras are incredible. They literally stop time. I never knew how fulfilling this venture would be until brides called me in tears after their wedding.

About

"I never knew how fulfilling this venture would be until brides called me in tears after their wedding."

Some of my most memorable moments are when Alexis called to thank me for helping her decide to do a First Look because her wedding day was such a fast-paced blur, and those were the few moments she actually remembers clearly.  And Starr, whose dad passed not long before her wedding... Starr's mother was having a hard time getting through the ceremony, and so I set my cameras down to pray with her. It was so powerful.
And Chastico. Chastico's dad passed away unexpectedly shortly after her wedding, and she called me to thank me for the photos we took of him throughout her wedding day. They're precious to her, and that just fills my heart.

When I was hiring my wedding photographer I was full of anxiety and worries. Could someone possibly make me look good?? (I usually look stiff and unnatural in photos!)
What if something went wrong? (I wanted someone friendly, who can be professional on my wedding day, but fun and friendly.)

Take your time when you're hiring vendors. Interview them, and let them interview you. Relationships are important, and trust is key for everyone involved!

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

I'd rather be

On Horseback

enneagram type

Type 1, Wing 2

ice-cream

Mint Chocolate Chip

drink of choice

Gin & Tonic

smell

Eucalyptus

embarrassing

I fell into fountain during an engagement session

guilty pleasure

Distraction

take my money

Fun earrings

secret talent

Saying the Alphabet Backward

listening to

Tracy Chapman, Skrillex, Hillsong United

I want to learn

Glassblowing

weekend plans

PJs all day

weekend plans

PJs all day

embarrassing

I fell into a fountain during an engagement session

secret talent

Saying the Alphabet Backward

listening to

Tracy Chapman, Skrillex, Hillsong United

guilty pleasure

Distraction

take my money

Fun earrings

I want to learn

Glassblowing

smell

Eucalyptus

a few more things you should know: 

We homeschool. My 12 year old has no interest in photography, but I'm dealing with it.
In the mornings we're crowded around the table pigging out on cheese eggs and avocados. Afternoons bring field trips or books. In the evening, you'll find my husband and I hanging out on the back deck with an IPA in hand.

This is my family

Taking bug pictures is like a meditation to me. Bugs up close are cool, and I suppose that's weird- But look at that mantis!
You know you're impressed.

I’m secretly in love with bugs.

No 2

Sometimes grandparents cannot make it to the wedding, and that's okay. We can include them in family portraits (woohoo FaceTime!), and I always make sure to introduce myself.
After all, they're a pretty big deal.

FaceTiming Grandma at receptions is my idea of fun

No 1

No 3

nothing is impossible.

 I believe

Sometimes the odds feel against us but heartache, trauma, fear, etc.-- none of it can stand against a strong heart. Especially when God is involved.

the beach nourishes every soul.

I spent most of my childhood in Florida. Salty air, sea breeze, and sand lift my spirit. If I'm being honest, I have a *very* hard time coming back home from vacation.

 I believe

nature
is
healing

I mean, we all know dirt helps balance our body chemistry, but it's like I can *feel* the peace settling in me when I'm in nature.

 I believe

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