I'm a certified goofball with a degree in nerding-out on Star Wars, Theatre, Animation, and so much more! I went to school for film studies + communication, where I fell in love with the art of storytelling. In fact, I'm writing a saga of plays + musicals. When I'm editing photos you'll usually find me binging podcasts or shows/movies. And I'm all about transparency and unraveling emotion. I deal with anxiety, and if you have any anxious feelings about your session, I hope that I can lessen any worry. Or at the very least, we can be anxious together. ✌🏼
Experience over production
You're gonna rock your session. Wanna be goofy? Maybe serious? Let's create something that gives us fireflies in our stomach. Great sessions make for photos that are yours, and no one else’s. They’re the ones that you frame on your wall because they capture a glimpse of something that can’t be put into words. They're the photos and moments that you can feel in your hands before they're even printed. I'm here to help make that happen.
The lasting impact of what I do didn't entirely hit me until a bride reached out to let me know I took the last photos of her father. Moments that will be shared, discovered, and held close. Inevitably, all the photos I take will become the embers of loved-ones. It's scary (and moving) to have that role in the Universe. And to be honest...I don't have a lot of photos of myself when I was younger, because I was the one with the camera.
I also value the curiosity that comes with unpacking an old box of images; blowing off the dust, sorting through frames and albums, and flipping through pictures that you sometimes have to peel apart from one another. I do this to look back on people I didn't know (including my younger self) and get a glimpse of who they were.
If you're all about my approach and feel like we'd be a good fit, let's do this thing! If you aren't feeling it, that's ok! I'm not a one-size-fits-all photographer. So if you'd like help finding the perfect fit, I'm happy to send you a list of other rockin' photographer friends of mine.
This is the earliest documented photograph of me with a camera, photographing my great-grandmother before she passed. I didn't really get to know her, but I have this photo of us.