It started with a roll of black and white film, the smell of the darkroom, and the excitement of seeing each photo develop in the chemicals right before my eyes. I fell in love with photography in 2000, started studying at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007 and began my professional career in 2010.
I am driven by my memories; above everything else my photos and keepsakes are my most valuable possessions. I can see a photo from my childhood and immediately remember the way the air smelled or how I felt when it was taken. The preservation of these memories is what led me to photography and what drives me to capture life’s most precious moments for my clients.
I have an eye for seeing the little moments that would’ve otherwise been forgotten—the way a mother rubs her cheek against her new baby’s hair, the loving gaze of a father watching his children play in the grass, the look of relief when parents hear their baby’s first cry. These fleeting moments are what make each story, each relationship, so unique and personal.
Relationships are everything to me. As the daughter of an Air Force chaplain, I grew up all around the U.S. which meant “home” was wherever we were stationed. Moving around the country, I learned the importance of close family relationships which plays a huge role in how I photograph families and couples.
My husband and I are high school sweethearts and the very best of friends. We have fully embraced the southern life, spending countless hours sitting on our porch swing watching our girls play and taking long walks in the evening. I wholeheartedly believe in living simply, taking care of the earth, and building deep, meaningful relationships.