I am a wedding photographer among many other things! I have always worn many hats. figuratively, but I do have a really cool vintage Stetson too. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my many hats.
I have been photographing weddings and elopements for 5 years. I love this work. I am a feeler. I make images because I feel. I am motivated by these moments that I document for others to see and feel something.
On the left is my husband Mark and I. We got married January 11, 2020. He is my best friend and has the best taste in clothes. I have never met anyone else so fashionable, and he is color blind, so it is even more surprising! He also knows me really well and lets me drink all the coffee since he doesn't like it.
I love thrift shopping, books on interior design, cajun food, and our tiny 400 square foot apartment inside a beautiful historic home built in the 1800's. We have the best windows that bring in all the beautiful light all day long and it would make the perfect studio for an artist. (Wink).
I am a collector of vintage items, a curator of my home and closet, and I buy my favorite clothes second hand. I live for a good thrifted find and check Facebook Marketplace at least once a day. Handwoven rugs are my greatest weakness.
My favorite color is green and I often find myself at home in an all green outfit from head to toe. I promise it is always an accident and I try to change, but it is so comfy.
I have 23 plants, and when Mark and I get a bigger space, you better believe that place will be filled too! My dream would be to have a huge palm like plant in the corner near my desk!
I love music. I can play the piano and the guitar, and I have a harmonica, which makes me automatically cool. Some of my favorite musicians are Gregory Alan Isakov, The Head and The Heart, and Maggie Rogers. I love anything folky and easy to listen to. This year my new years resolution was to listen to a new album every day! If you have any suggestions, please send them my way!!
My favorite time of day is the morning. I have always been a morning person and definitely not a night owl unless I have a good book on deck. Right now I am reading the Lord of the Rings series for the first time after watching the movies a million times! They are some of my favorites. Mark and I watch them at least once a year, if not more.
I am a people person. Even though I am more introverted now thank I was when I was in college, my goal as a wedding photographer is to serve my couples, and that makes me excited. I am still learning and growing. I hope to keep learning about what makes my couples feel loved and cared for.
One way I keep growing is because I am in Graduate School to become a Marriage, Couple, and Family Counselor. I went to college to pursue Fine Art Photography, and found that I have a deep desire to help people pursue mental health and wellness. It was a huge surprise to me that I would want to change my career!
I am passionate about helping people express their emotions, which comes in handy as a photographer. It is my whole goal to help people forget that I am documenting them and to completely be themselves.
I have always felt awkward or insecure in front of the camera, but I want to encourage my couples to feel like the best version of themselves. I invest in the people that I photograph, you aren't just a paying customer, I really do care about how you are doing, not only because it influences the work we make, but it will influence the way you feel when you go home.
If you spent time reading all of this, thanks for taking a deeper look into my "why." I take every part of me into a wedding day, a photo shoot, and really everything I do. I hope you will bring every part of yourself too. Authenticity goes a long way and I really love to see it.
If you decide that we are a good fit for each other, you can head to the inquiry page, if not, thank you for spending time here, I still want to be your friend and would love to point you in a direction that is a better fit for you!