My husband inspires me... He is my rock, my supporter, and my love. I am constantly encouraged by him! Building relationships as a creative entrepreneur also intensely fuels my fire and pushes me to be better while serving others through my work. And even more, my faith keeps me joyful throughout this journey by teaching me more about how I can use my God-given talents to serve my people and my community.
For the most part, yes! I completed one college class and attended a few conferences, but I continually learn from the photography community around me - reading (lots of reading!), observing, watching videos, and shooting. Photographing love pushes me to learn more each and every time I pick up my camera. Outside of photography, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.
I love shooting in the warm, golden, and glowing light of a summer sunset. There is something about the gorgeous sunset light that makes me feel so fulfilled and faithful in creating. But don't get me wrong, I LOVE a snowy session, capturing the blooming colors of spring, and the warm oranges and reds of fall. Every season brings me joy as another season to photograph.
Yes! I specialize in wedding photography working with couples from engagements to wedding days to anniversaries. If you’re looking for a family, newborn, extended family, or senior photographer, I would love to share recommendations of some of my fav photog friends that specialize in these areas outside of my specialty.
YES! It’s part of my passion project to encourage creatives in their businesses, and I love my time with my mentoring clients. Find out more information here. And yes, there will most definitely be coffee AND cake!
Lightroom Classic CC (hey photogs!) and a task timer (hey lady bosses!)... I love the streamlined, less stress workflow that Lightroom allows me to have, and my task timer keeps me on track while I accomplish my daily to-do list, big or small!
Hands down, my 85mm f/1.4 wins! I reach for this lens pretty much 85% of the time, and I've been hooked ever since I photographed with it for the first time. It allows such a natural, real, and intimate perspective. A few years ago, my answer would have been my 50mm f/1.4, but that all changed when I met the dreamy 85mm. And yes, I'm a prime lens kinda gal!