I've always loved a good story. I studied Journalism in college. I spent hours at a time in a quiet darkroom at the University of New Hampshire printing photos of my friends. I treasure them and the memories they hold. After graduating from college, I left for Colorado. I told my parents I’d be back in six months.… I’m still here.
After my daughter, Cassidy, was born I had a new reason to pick up the camera. Seeing how quickly my daughter was growing, I found a new story to tell. I discovered that the most honest photos were those that were not staged. There is a familiarity and attachment to the shots that I have of her in her first year. Seeing these photos brings out the memory of this sweet spot in life. Motherhood was new to me and the world was new to her. We both had a lot to learn.
Right after the birth of my second daughter, Sierra, I was leaving yoga and read the quote “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” I was grateful to realize the answer was clear to me. Soon after, I quit my full time job and dedicated myself to turning my photography hobby into a career.
I’m so happy you’ve stumbled upon my work and I hope to have the opportunity to tell your story through my photography.
"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go."
Are you planning a destination wedding or elopement? My camera and I love to travel! Let me know how I can help you plan your adventure!
There is always room on my calendar for a travel adventure.
There is a moment during every trip I have ever taken when I feel so alive and I have to stop and feel it. In India it was rounding the corner after a tuk tuk ride that was complete madness (I was still acclimating, I soon learned that it was all quite normal, but we did hit a cow) to find a group of hare krishnas playing music and dancing in the street. Chaos and grace right there before or eyes. A moment I will forever treasure and pull from when I need grounding.
Haiti is a lesson in adapting. It’s not unusual to go through plans A, B, C and D swifty and then have to pull a rabbit out of your hat to solve a problem. Haiti has swallowed me up and spit me out into many pieces. I’ve learned from my Haitian friends that you get up, you keep going. The moments reward us. We don’t see them coming, but we wait and they come. A home visit in a rural community. School kids sing happy birthday. A donkey ride to Fondol. A baby is born.
Common language is not required here. It was in the light of their eyes where connection was made. I wait for the moments. Haiti always delivers them. They are priceless. I will always go back.
It was a “Yes”year, and so I said Yes when Jen invited me to go to Norway with her. Our collective goal was to photograph the Northern Lights. We waited, we looked at the astrological and the meteorological forecast. We scouted our location. Still, there are no guarantees when nature is your subject.
We stood in outside with our cameras and on tripods and passed the whiskey. Words escape me when I try to describe what it was like. I never expected it to be so vibrant and energetic, the most beautiful electric green with hints of purple. They truly danced for us. It was an experience of a lifetime and something I hope to share with my family someday soon.
Cheers to saying YES to adventures with new friends in Norway… and whiskey.
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