I have always loved photography. I picked up my camera one day to take pictures of my sister-in-law and her fiancé and realized how much I enjoyed photographing people in love. And that was that. I bought a great camera and fell in love with using it to capture and create beauty and I haven’t stopped. I’m a self-starter and a self-learner. If I find something I love, I’m all in. I research it to death, I practice it, I immerse myself into it, I’m invested. That’s how I feel about photography. I’ve spent countless hours with my nose in books and blogs, in workshops, being mentored by other photographers, trial and error practicing… I’m constantly working on new techniques and challenging myself toward growth.
My favorite things: coffee, dark chocolate, traveling and exploring new places (my all time favorite place I've been is hands down, Alaska), board games, evenings spent with a few good friends, and wine.
In November 2021 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and it shocked our family's world. I had no family history and was only 37. After 14 months of intense treatment including multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, I am a cancer survivor! I have a new outlook on life and am so thankful for the days I get to spend with my people doing what I love.
I would not be where I am today without the support of my incredible husband of 16 years who loves me deeply as I am, my amazing friends who stand by me and tell me the truth about who I am, and my daughters Anna and Sarah, who bring unbelievable joy to my life, teach me much about love, and keep me constantly entertained.
Hubbs and me in front of a glacier in Alaska
My sweet family - and me with my new hair post chemo