My story of becoming a photographer isn't typical. I have a degree in social work, became a stay at home mom, and eventually taught preschool. Along the way, I fell in love with documenting moments...my family's, my student's, my friend's. Then someone asked me to shoot their wedding. (Hey Katie and Ryan!) My husband convinced me to take the leap. And from then on, I was hooked! Seven years later, I still feel I have the best job in the world! Imagine getting to see people in their happiest moments! That moment when they walk up the aisle after their ceremony and they look at each other with excitement and sheer joy.
Or hanging out with a senior who is so excited (and a little nervous) about literally everything about to happen in their life. Or parents with their kids that are growing so fast, seemingly right before their eyes! I don't take a minute of this job for granted. My clients become my friends and I treasure every second they allow me into their lives. And I love knowing the photos from those moments will be on their wall or in frames and books reminding them of the fun we had every time they see them.
with my family
my husband, chris
at a glance
Vibrant, Joyful and
After I lost my grandpa several years ago, I spent a lot of time with my grandma listening to stories about how they had met, gone to dances together and fell in love. Looking at photos of them when they were young made me feel like I had been there.
I have wedding photos on my office shelf of my great grandparents on their wedding day. And I envision my own great grandchildren someday looking at my wedding photo. I love how photos are a reminder, of the strength and love that reside in all of us, and the legacy that we'll leave to our children.
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