“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
FINE ART + lifestyle portraiture
My absolute favorite part of taking photos is getting to be a really unique part of something special, capture it, and then help others to see the beauty of it. I aim to record authentic moments and genuine interactions by fostering a fun and relaxed environment. I use gentle direction and years of experience to build such moments in both a flattering and natural progression. My goal with photography is to always be improving, exploring, expanding, while offering up the most comfortable, fun, easy, chill, reliable, and consistent product.
take it from the top and tell me how it started
Just like most other photographers you may read about, my journey with photography started young. In truth, it started with my mother--photography was always a massive part of our lives. Mom has literally 100s of albums from my parent's young adult life, early childhood and throughout the years before we took photos on our phones. As a matter of fact, when my parents evacuated their home a few years back because of hurricane warnings, my dad's entire truck bed was filled with these albums and video tapes--these are the things I have been taught to treasure, and I have honestly never known to think of photography other than a natural and constant part of life. That stated, my personal journey was probably ignited whilst living abroad. I traveled around with a little snap and shoot, that happened to have manual settings. Since I was a little behind on my language in foreign countries, my camera often became my closest companion, and the way in which I began to understand and explore the new world around me.
LIFE, LOVE, NOT REALLY ANY POLITICS
Just about a year-and-a-half ago, I married my dreamy Australian husband James and we live together a 100 year-old house near the sugar factory my grandfather worked in all his life. Aside from photography, I love travel, writing, reading, making music, crafting, repurposing, being in nature and through it all--following/discovering my path as a follower of Jesus. Beyond the more typical tidbits, I should add: I will always (always) take a basket of fries over dessert; I can't fall asleep during a movie, but I can fall asleep before take off on an airplane; my phone almost always has a cracked screen and it just doesn't really bother me, and I totally nerd-out over (non-genius level) math and science books.