Let’s hit rewind, way back to those high school days. You know, the ones where you’re coming into your own, and starting to figure out who you really are, what defines you, and what you might want to do with your life. My first memories of photography start here, when a very socially awkward, tall, and somewhat introverted teenager who wasn’t good at sports, and didn’t really have an identifying hobby or passion, fell into taking pictures for fun, and pretty much never looked back.
As I progressed through high school, I joined the yearbook club and became the editor my senior year, where I got lots of camera 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. I attended SFCC, where I received my AA-S in Photography, and not only did I develop a the technological and artistic skill to step out in the real adult world as a photographer, but I met some of the most amazing people and made lifelong connections that I’m forever thankful for!
In the past few of years, I've fallen in love with shooting weddings and couples. Getting to know my couples on a personal level, developing friendships with them, and discovering all of the little details that make them unique has been an absolute honor. And then, I get to be a part of one of the biggest days their lives! Sometimes I pinch myself over the fact that this is my job. Nothing makes me happier than getting the opportunity to preserve these big life 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, good snacks, and my camera.
I've grown up in Washington my whole life, but it wasn't until semi-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 is definitely not a bad thing.
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! I have an unhealthy amount of about them, crammed in every corner of my apartment.
2. I'm a natural blonde; I get asked constantly, "Is that your real hair color?"
3. I'm a HUGE klutz. I'm constantly tripping over things and finding mystery bruises all over my body.
4. If I wasn't a photographer, I'd work for a travel agency! I absolutely love researching and planning for trips!