“What do you get when you have an Idaho native art school graduate who turns photographer?
…an absolutely unique experience”
+ My patronus is either Molly Ringwald or donuts
+ I collect donut shop t-shirts and coffee mugs
+ I went to kindergarten in Germany
+ I prefer being barefoot over heels
+ My hair is normally a windblown mess
+ I buy books impulsively
+ I am the raining UNO champ in my family
+ My kid’s say I make the best blanket forts
+ I cannot say no to Chinese or Mexican food
“We are all created of star matter,
summer sunsets and cozy drinks in the dead
of winter. We are all stories written,
waiting to be told.”
Finding a photographer is like going on a first date,
and with so many photographers out there it can feel daunting and overwhelming (I totally get it, I was there with my own wedding.) But it also can be exciting and wonderful.
That's where I come in.
Let’s be honest, someone say’s photographer and instantly you have nightmares! You’ve got flash backs of Sears photography studios with their textured blue sheet backgrounds while you try not to blink as the flash goes off and your mom is in the background dancing like an idiot to get you to smile? Let me reassure you, that that is NOT what I’m all about.
After graduating from art school, where I had played with every medium thinkable: from sculpture and installation to painting, drawing and illustrating, it wasn’t until I found the beauty of photography to help me actually be able to convey the vision and stories I had in my head. Visually speaking, it was like someone putting a violin in a violinist’s hands, it just…clicked (no pun intended.)
So, where I’m not about the photography studios with the full-lighting gear, I am all about the authentic and real moments, telling each individuals’ story in an authentic, artistic and raw way. Our bodies are beautiful pieces of art. They house our soul, they take us from Point A to Point B. For women, they birth life into the world. In turn, our bodies house our own individual stories. Most of these stories, never see the light of day. However, there are some stories that should be told.
Asking the girl of your dreams to marry you. Walking down the aisle to the man who knows you deeper than anyone else in the world. Bringing your first, or second, or fifth child into the world. Saying good-bye to a loved one. Places around the globe your body has taken you. These, and so many more, are the stories with so much beauty that they are the stories you never want to lose.
As your photographer, I will not just show up and take some photos with my nice camera and then leave. I want to serve you and your stories with far more than that.
As your photographer, I will take the time before your session to help curate it into something unique and iconically you. I will take my time, and be more of a friend, as I kick off my shoes and lay on the ground to get the right angle. I promise you, I will cry when you say “I Do” to the love of your life. I will be invested in your memories, your stories, your legacy. Because, as your photographer, it isn’t my job to capture your story in Pinterest curated perfection, but is actually, my job to capture the beauty within the honesty of time before it fleets away.