• ABOUT ME •
My biggest roles in life are as a wife and mom, but on most Saturdays I get into my Volvo and turn into a photographer of all things having to do with love. And I love all three of these roles.
I’m married to the best man on earth who looks a lot like Jack Johnson, makes me laugh like Will Ferrell, and loves our family like a superhero. My 2 little boys are Ethan and Andy, and I’m learning that being a mom to boys means more dirt, bugs, and running around than ever before. And me? I was born in upstate New York, but moved to suburban Atlanta, GA while there was still enough time to be fully raised around sweet tea, chickfila, and the most humid summers known in the southeastern US. I grew up in a greehouse for photography, although I resisted getting involved with it until my 20s. My grandfather was in the film business, and my dad has been developing film in the dark room since he was a little kid. My dad has had the biggest impact on my photography journey, from teaching how to focus my first 35mm to explaining f/stops and shutter speeds. Both my brothers are talented in their own right; one is a director of photography in Los Angeles (i.e. cinematographer) and the other is television producer for sports in Atlanta. I’m super crafty, and can thank my mom for this love- she is the one who taught me to sew and create in the middle of the night when we both have the most energy. I should have known that being raised around all this creative energy would mean I would probably follow suit! After graduating from the University of Georgia, my husband and I decided to stay and become planted in Athens, Georgia- an incredibly fun and creative town where talent grows like kudzu. I love exclamation points, coffee, Vespas, fun colors, cheesy jokes, breakfast, 90s rap, dancing in the kitchen, books about ordinary life, ikea, and Jesus. Oh, and I really like taking pictures:)
• MY STYLE & PHILOSOPHY •
I am committed to celebrating and documenting life around me.
Sometimes that means beautifully styled images with perfect makeup and gorgeous scenery, but other times it means a hug caught on camera between you and your grandmother or a teary face when you see your bride for the first time. And I’m committed to both types of images. I’m convinced that people are beautiful because they are created in the image of God, and because of that I believe that everyone is in some way a piece of art. I love photographs with life and energy and emotion. My goal is to help you enjoy your wedding day so your photos are full of REAL smiles. I believe it’s the photographer’s job to make couples feel comfortable in front of the camera so photos are a genuine expression of their relationship. Photojournalist Eve Arnold said, “If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” I believe your wedding day is worth being documented and remembered, and I hope to be the instrument that helps you do so.