Since the first day my dad put a camera in my hands, I have loved capturing the emotions of the people around me; preserving moments in imagery. My childhood was filled with watching my dad edit pictures over a light table and helping him pick which image was the best, as well as assisting him on countless photo-shoots.
My love of people and sense of adventure led me to study Photojournalism at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina. After two years of schooling I transferred to Colorado State University where I graduated with a degree in Art and Photography. The blending of these two backgrounds, as well as my own history with photography, is what has helped shape me into the photographer I am today.
In January 2010, I was hired by Verge Photography, in Fort Collins, CO, to photograph weddings. At Verge, I was blessed to shoot over 20 weddings throughout Colorado and New Mexico, while expanding my skills in photography and knowledge of business. In March 2010, I started my own portrait business, concentrating on families, high school seniors, and children.
That same year, I married my true love and best friend Andrew. Andrew is my joy and my rock. He cheers me on and brings me back down to earth when I need it :) We're big nerds and enjoy watching movies and any obscure Netflix sci-fi show, playing board games with friends, and traveling together. Next trip in the works: Iceland!
At the end of 2011, that sense of adventure kicked in again and Andrew and I packed our bags and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii where we worked and played (mostly played). I feel so blessed to have lived in such a beautiful place and am grateful for the experience we had there. We're Colorado kids at heart though, and are thankful to once again call Fort Collins HOME.
Our biggest adventure so far has been the joy of becoming parents. We have an amazing 3 year old little boy named Malachi who keeps us on our toes, and (if you can't tell from the pictures on this page..) we're expecting out second crazy kiddo June 2017!
I'm a wife. Mom. Dreamer. Photographer. I love Jesus, old musicals, elephants, the ocean, Peter Pan, family, and cookie dough ice cream with gummie bears.
I would love to meet you and dream and create together!
p.s- Thank you to Bookend Photography for my bio pictures!