I was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease at 20 and it turned my world upside down for the better. As cheesy as it sounds, it made me realize just how short life is. Since then I've said "yes" to every opportunity, I've taken in my surroundings every second, and I've come to love the small moments most of all.
It's hard to share 24 years of experiences, living, and growth in a few paragraphs, but I'll try my best to share all the things that make me who I am. The nicest thing I've ever been told is that I bring a calming presence everywhere I go. I take pride in being loyal and personable.
I have yet to meet a person I haven't gotten along with. My work means everything to me and connections with my couples mean even more. I've come to terms with the fact that I have no boundaries when it comes to making someone happy and this translates into the way I run my business. I put others above myself.
I used to write slam poems in high school and I think that's where my love of storytelling came to life. As a kid who was silenced and undermined, raw and authentic emotions are very important to me. Being able to convey those emotions in my photography fuels me. The last thing you should know is that I live in the moment.
Colorado Rocky Mountains
Salt Lake City
Grand Tetons National Park
New York City
ANYWHERE in Europe
March - Jekyll Island & Iceland
April - Atlanta GA
May - Yosemite
October - Atlanta GA
Everything in my life affects the way I take photos. All the things I've been through has molded my style of photography and with each experience, my perspective shifts. I was once someone who only looked forward to the "big" moments, now that it's the opposite. I capture small touches more. I take pride in putting equal focus on you AND the landscape around you. My view of the world is ever evolving with each couple I capture.
You'll run around and explore. You'll get to live in the moment with your partner. You'll definitely pass your minimum kiss requirement.
You can expect a plethora of images of details, hands, and scenery. Poses don't do it for me. I want you two to interact with each other and create real memories for me to capture. Blurry moments, use of prisms, and double exposures are just a few ways I uniquely capture your love. I'm not one for photoshopping (though I will when I have to) so in-camera tricks are how I satisfy my creative side. We're a team on our session, so if you have an idea let's do it! I'll also be trying new things and experimenting with different prompts. I don't want cookie-cutter galleries sent out- I want photos that feel like you. I do my best work when I let you be you.
I bring the nostalgia to life in your gallery by shooting film. I started doing this in early 2021 and now I refuse to go to a wedding or session without my 35mm film camera. Film has a quality that is hard to replicate with a digital camera. It instantly transports me to my grandmother’s couch where she puts a photo album in my hands every time I sit down. Film holds memory, it tells a story.
Lastly, let's talk about my editing. I consider myself a true-tone filmy photographer. I'm not going to change the colors of your dress, bouquet, or the landscape. How my photos are edited on my website are what you can expect your photos to look like from me. I have spent years finding my style & tones and after two years of being a full-time wedding photographer- here it is.