Life can’t get any better but I didn’t grow up in an affectionate family, there were few positive relationships that I saw as a child. I didn’t know what it meant to be completely vulnerable with a person until my late 20s and even then it took time to show that. I love shooting couples because I know what it now means to be completely exposed and fulfilled by a positive relationship. I used to look at images of my parents and see them smiling together for the camera and wonder “where they really happy?” Where they really in love?” Since these are the images that just about everyone has on their cell phones, social media and perhaps even framed on walls within their home I was determined to create something more; something that says “Oh yes! This is what deep connection looks like.”
I’m sorry if this may have struck a nerve but if you are reading this I want my couples to be open and vulnerable in front of a camera and I believe it would be selfish to expect that without sharing maybe something that is considered “ugly” by some. As a mother myself I look at my children and know that one day the images that they have of me will be all that’s and I want there to be no doubt that I loved passionately and cared deeply. I realize when I am photographing a couple the images that we create are not only for them but also a generations that doesn’t exist yet so it’s imperative that I not only capture beautiful images but also the deep affection a couple has for one another and the storyline surrounding their day. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be a destination elopement and wedding photographer and the amazing adventures I have been able to go on with the couples that choose me to be apart of the most important day of their life!
I’m a mother to 3 adorable humans, 1 girl and 2 boys, I married my soulmate in 2018 and life has felt perfect ever since.
My husband and I are both veterans. I served in the army both active and reserves, I lived on Oahu while on active duty(Tropic Lightning to all my veterans out there). I still kick myself for not starting my photography career while stationed in Hawaii.
My favorite show is Unsolved Mysteries, it’s had me contemplating aliens, conspiracy theories and unsolved crimes since the 90s.
I have been a photographer for 6 years now and bought my first camera for the purpose of building credit to eventually purchase a house, isn’t it funny what roads life leads you down sometime!
My love of photography comes second to the love for my family, the creativity you see in my work all comes from the confidence and support they give me.
I devour books, both physical books and through listening apps. If I am driving in the car 99% of the time I’m listening to audible.