I come from a family of artists. My parents both majored in photography in college and my sister is a graphic designer. I'm proud of my artistic roots and thankful for their support throughout my career. I have a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Entertainment Arts. I had a rigorous college career studying all types of art and I specialized in animation. I worked at Cartoon Network for several years but realized even though I loved story-telling, animation wasn't my passion. When I decided to take my hobby of photography seriously as a career, it was then all the pieces fell into place. I shot my first wedding back in 2010, and from that moment on I knew I had found my true passion. I take a hands-on approach to create my images, using my artistic training to guide my clients and tell their unique stories. My eye is trained to see not just the small details, but also those unspoken genuine moments that need to be quickly captured without interruption.
I love all animals, but dogs hold a special place in my heart. Especially CORGIS. Henry, is my best pal and was my graduation gift from college. He's the inspiration behind the dream I have for the next chapter of my life- The Henry House. It's a dog rescue ranch to save all types of dogs, and let's face it, other animals too!
Not only do I own a corgi, but because of Henry, I was inspired to create Corgi artwork which led to my shop on Etsy - Three Cheers For Corgis. The thing I'm most proud of from these endeavors is creating the BEST corgi cookie cutter ever! Seriously. It's been featured online and has been purchased around the world.
I still enjoy dabbling in other forms of art when I have time. Here's a piece I made for a friend who was having a bad day. It's titled "The World Can Save Itself Tonight."
I also love gardening throughout the year. Some of my favorite plants to grow are herbs, edamame, green beans, and jalapeños!
I can play the guitar and piano, but my favorite by far is the drums. Can't say Henry feels the same though! ;)
I can spend hours looking through old family photos. This is a photo of my grandparents on their wedding day back in 1948. They've both passed away now, so I really cherish these images I have to keep their memory alive. They also had the sweetest love story :)
I'm so humbled when I think about how the photos I capture of my clients will become their lasting memories. One day, their heirs will be looking at their photos too, reliving precious memories, keeping their love story alive.