I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come.
I began capturing images on film in college when I bought an old school Pentax at a yardsale. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my camera phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around me.
Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the world around them.
Even with it’s ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can’t wait to create images to show that!
As a creative, I find BEAUTY in the details.
I was raised in two completely different cites, a little town outside the Outer Banks in NC and Colorado Springs. Since then, I’ve traveled all around the world documenting love stories for couples and families.
My love for photography has brought me everywhere from the beaches of Southern Florida to the mountains in Hawaii. But regardless of where I travel, the pristine beaches of Whitehaven will always be my home.
A favorite quote of mine
What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.”
– Alan Watts
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Tanner and I are High school sweethearts... crazy I know, we have a dog named Wrangler and two crazy beautiful long haired cats
Warm destinations to relax on days off. My top favs are Palm Springs, Key West, and of course OBX
Music Festivals - I have a love for music and will go to concerts and festivals all over the world!
I am passionate about the past and future. I LOVE the 60s-80s I think I was born in the wrong era.
Pool days... when I am not running around 24/7 I enjoy relaxing at a pool with a Frose or a classic margarita with salt.
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behind the photos
Being raised by my grandparents I was blessed with an old soul. Raised on a tiny island called the Outer Banks in North Carolina that was and still is full of family history. My grandma would always take me to the old lighthouse where my great grandfather was a lighthouse keeper down the beach road. Going down memory lane she’ll show me pictures of my family history. In her old wooden coffee table drawer, she would pull out pictures of her growing up, traveling all over the world. My favorite pictures are in France where my mother was born! Those photos she took are now our family heirlooms. Everything I photograph, I photograph for the memories, for the history and storytelling that is yet to come. Photographed moments make forever memories turn into stories that will be cherished for a lifetime. I can’t tell you how many times I sat on that blue carpet floor digging in that drawer looking through every image my grandmother kept. Just for her to tell me that story I have already heard all over again.
One downside about storytelling grandparents is they don’t normally stick around as long as we would like, as do our favorite moments in time. As we grow older and those precious times start to fade we will always have those photographs to look back on, letting time stand still once again. I recently lost my grandmother, my best friend, my biggest fan. She showed me how beautiful life is, how to document unforgettable memories and to never waste a moment not doing what makes you happy. I want to do the same for everyone else.
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Colorado Cover Contest!!
I am SO excited to be a finalist in the Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado Cover Contest!! My photo to the left is one of four images in the finals.
Click the link below to vote!
( February 1st to February 7th )