My first memories of photography are ones from my early high school days. My best friend had a camera and took cool photos on it, and I wanted to do the same. The rest was history.
As I progressed through high school, I joined the yearbook club and became the editor my senior year, where I got lots of DSLR experience under my belt. I shot anything and everything, and took the cameras home on the weekends so I could play around with my new found obsession. My love for photography grew rapidly, and at the end of my time in high school, I made the decision to attend college for photography.
Attending SFCC for photography was one of the best decisions I could have made to further my career. The amount of technical and artistic knowledge I gained there was invaluable. Friendships were forged and lifelong relationships and connections were made that I'm forever thankful to have.
In the past few of years, I've fallen in love with shooting weddings and couples. Getting to be a part of, and experience one of the biggest days of 2 peoples lives is something so special. Nothing makes me happier than getting the opportunity to preserve those moments for the couples that I work with!
I have a heart for adventure. My obsession with hiking and many things outdoors not only heavily influences how I spend my free time, but it plays a huge role in my work and my style of photography! I'm constantly daydreaming about the mountains and planning future trips in my head. I absolutely thrive outside, and particularly in the summertime. My perfect day is spent spending sunrise to sunset somewhere in the mountains with good friends and my camera.
I've grown up in Washington my whole life, but it wasn't until recently that I really appreciated living in the Pacific Northwest, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. The diversity in landscapes here is incredible! Everything from lakes, to mountains, to wheat fields and evergreens; THIS is the best place to be a photographer. Living here makes is hard to put the camera down, and find the distinction between work and play, but when you love what you do as much as I do, blurring those lines just feels right.
Photography is my #1 love in life, and I'm beyond excited to share it with you.
4 Random Facts About Me:
1. I'm obsessed with plants, particularly succulents! I have an unhealthy amount of knowledge about them.
2. I'm a natural blonde; I get asked constantly, "Is that your real hair color?"
3. I also work full time at a grooming salon and doggy daycare! Hanging out with dogs all day is the best part of my job.
4. I'm a HUGE klutz and am constantly tripping over things and finding mystery bruises all over my body.