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MY STORY

Photography came to me at a time when I needed it most – it was like walking right into what I was created to do, only I had no freakin’ idea that’s what I was heading into. It fit me, my personality, my strengths. It had me constantly thinking, changing, growing and it makes me feel alive to know that tomorrow will never be the same as today. I firmly believe each person was created to use their specific abilities and passions to bless others, no matter the industry, I am certain this is mine. I went after it full steam, no questions asked, not a shred of a doubt. it’s who i am, feeds me, inspires me. like a good marriage, photographer has only made me a better, stronger, more gracious person. i will never not be a photographer, not on any day of my life, not in any moment, not ever.

I’ll come out and say it: I’m not for everyone, nor do I want to be. I will always stay true to my style and the creativity that I’m drawn to in photography. I want to capture who you really are and in natural lighting – you know, the kind God created. If you’ve looked at my work and felt a tie to it or feel like you know the people in them, it is likely that we will work great together. I bring joy and true passion for creativity to what I do, an addiction to perfection and pull to create things I have yet to do. I want to get to know you. You’re not a number or just a photo package. I shoot with you as if we are old friends and we will be by the end of our session. I want to display your quirks, personality, and true self. My ultimate goal is to create an experience. this is about stories, it’s not just about pictures. i don’t mess around, i go for the jugular. i stop, i look and watch…i dont just raise up my camera to take. i watch and wait. i want to create a killer frame. i want to make art, I want to make something to make you stop and stare, and i do. 

I’d love for you to let me tell your story.

  • i’m the middle child,
    yet the second oldest of 6.
  • I use the handicapped bathroom
    stall, I like all the space.
  • I like bananas, but only when
    there is a little brown on them.
  • I’m a Pisces, but have no idea what
    that means I’m supposed to be.
  • I juice and I drink coffee religiously,
    so I pee like it’s my job.
  • I park illegally about once a day
    and I will never believe in crosswalks.
  • I have a boyfriend that makes my
    knees go weak, but my heart strong.
  • I’m allergic to dairy, but put some
    chocolate in front and I’ll never be
    able to resist.
  • I’m a lover of routine, a total
    creature of habit, yet I’m down to
    embrace new things.
  • I go with my gut when shooting,
    but good god don’t ask me to
    pick out a color of lipstick.
  • I love my larger than life
    family, but I think I’ll make one
    a bit smaller of my own.
  • I have lived abroad and traveled the
    world, yet Seattle is synonymous
    with home.
  • I’d pick fresh juice & my iPhone
    as my 2 items to bring on an island,
    but let’s never let that happen.
  • I have a few tattoos, but you’d never
    guess i’d be the girl to get’em.
    they mean a helluva’lot to me.
  • I will be happy if I can take
    pictures for the rest of my life,
    yet I know many other loves will
    fill my life just as fully.
This is me. Now you know. Take a look around.