...a love of the happily-ever-after, a passion for telling stories, and no idea what I wanted to do with my life.
I graduated from college in 2009 with a degree in cinema studies and a vast, directionless future in front of me. I loved film, but I also loved dancing, and writing, and had no idea what I could do to combine these interests.
Photography has married all my loves into one incredible lifestyle and career. I'm a hopeless romantic, and I get to see people who are crazy in love marry their best friend, best friends that have been married for years bring a child into this world, only children become siblings and make a brand new best friend, and then start the cycle all over again.
My training in theatre and dance has helped me work with my clients to feel more comfortable posing and emoting in front of the camera, and guides my eye to frame their wedding or portrait session like a story - a little slice of their life in this unique moment in time. I get to laugh with them and (sometimes) cry with them. I get to chase kids around while they giggle and play and freeze this precious and fleeting moment because tomorrow they will be bigger.
Photography is my passion; telling stories is how I see the world.
I'm also wife to a rockstar, mom to the smartest and most precocious little toddler I've ever met, and wrangler of two dogs and two cats.
On my days off you'll either find me hiking in the mountains, sipping wine at a vineyard, playing video games with my husband, sleuthing my way out of an escape room, or cooking. I'm also very good at ordering takeout.
food: veggie sushi or mexican
heels or flats: heels!
drink: wine (pinot)
music: americana (currently augustana and radical face)
song: currently "mother" by brandi carlile
photographer: emma case
lens: 50mm 1.2
I'd love to meet you and tell your love story. Let's grab a cup of coffee and get started.