If you are scrolling through the pages of my website then I think it's safe to assume that you are engaged!!! What an amazing time of excitement, nerves, sheer bliss, and immense love.
I still remember the evening that my now-husband proposed to me. It was the one year anniversary of when we met, and he staged it in my parents kitchen because he knew that my dad's security camera would capture the moment perfectly. (My favorite part of the video is when he opens the fridge and looks inside for no reason other than that he was extremely nervous!)
The weeks following that day are all such a blur but I remember the feeling of my dreams coming true and living in this fairytale. I hope that you are enjoying that bliss and taking in all of the moments and memories. It is such a special time!
I am so glad that you have ended up here, getting to know me!
The three second synopsis of my life is that I'm a wife of six years and a mother to four little girls age five and under.
My husband and I have an unorthodox love story in that neither of us wanted to date the other but after six months of spending time together we fell in love.
Past that I am a pretty basic person. I love coffee, dogs, summer sun, anything chocolate. I like to try to be crafty and create things but then I end up spending $100 at the craft store when it would have cost me $50 to buy it in the first place.
My love language is gift giving. I hate gift lists because I feel like it takes away from the whole gift giving experience. I prefer to find something meaningful and enjoyable that they would never expect!
I'm an enneagram Type 2 (helper)! Serving others brings me so much joy!
heartfelt, once-in-a-lifetime photography you'll cherish
As a photographer, my style is three-fold – a portrait photographer, a documentary photographer and an editorial photographer. I aim to tell the story of your wedding – not just the moment you said “I do”. It’s about the couple, the place, the family, the ceremony location, the flowers, the dancing at the reception – these all tell the story of your wedding.
I invest myself wholeheartedly into each and every wedding. I want to tell the story of your day so you can re-live it over and over again. Not just so you can have gorgeous portraits to hang on your wall but so you can have your love story to reflect on and pass down through the generations.
9 years of experience & a passion for what I do
I began photographing when I was in high school with a beat up lime green HP point-and-shoot. I would edit with a free online program called Picnik and everything was color saturation and word overlays. There wasn't much artistry in what I was doing but it developed and love and a passion that I didn't even realize I had until a few years into college.
After that it was years of YouTube videos, online courses, manuals, blogs... I dug and dug to find as much information as I could to educate myself. I continue my education always because I believe that you never know enough to stop learning and there is always something in your craft that can be improved.
I began with photographing all of the things, and soon found my love for documenting love stories. This is why we have stripped our business down and specialize in only shooting engagements, weddings, & anniversaries. My true joy and drive lies in capturing couples who are madly in love.
the wonderful details that make up my life
On October 12, 2o13, I was married to my best friend and the most unsuspected surprise- Cyle.
As a photographer, my passion is telling authentic love stories and developing lasting relationships with my clients!
Four kiddos five and under is not easy but they are the lifeblood of my business and what keeps me going.
Most importantly, my faith is at the heart of everything I do. I serve others to serve Him.