November 17, 1994
I was born on November 17, and this is my favorite picture from the day. I always look back at it and try to imagine what it was like. My business goal for 2018 is to photograph a live birth!
This is my sister! We’re two years apart, but we’ve always been best friends. She is my second shooter for some of my smaller shoots!
The Dominican Republic was my first time out of country. I had a point and shoot camera that I borrowed from my sister, but when I got back I went through them over and over. I liked the ones that were posed with big smiles, but the ones I loved were the ones that happened in the moment.
In Honduras we went to local villages and cleaned teeth, as well as doing general health screenings. I got good at saying, “Abra” (open).
This is one of the first images that made me want to continue capture people in real moments. This piece of ocean in Honduras would be taken back by the tide after noon and leave all these little sea creatures!
I spent a small but powerful amount of time in India when I was in pharmacy school. I don’t remember doing much medical work, but I do remember carrying my camera everywhere! I upgraded from the point and shoot to a Canon Powershot. I started a bible study with this group of girls at night. I knew them three days, but I carry this picture with me everywhere. I’ll never forget them.
Africa was one of my first trips with a DSLR. I didn’t really know how to use it, but it’s proof that you can start somewhere! Part of why I love traveling is to meet new people and connect with them. Sometimes mental images are as powerful as physical pictures.
While my husband and I were dating, we’d travel to big cities and spend time exploring and taking pictures (Ok..I would. He would play with puppies and eat Giordano’s). One of my favorite things to capture is architecture.
Due to our love for tacos and Spanish culture, my husband and I had a Spanish themed wedding surrounded by our friends and family from all over the state!
My husband and I honeymooned in Italy, and hired Andrea & Federica to capture a piece of our time there! Everywhere you look is a photographer’s dream!
Bokeh is the newest member of our family. He’s our little golden dood. He enjoys long walks in the park and tearing down the Christmas tree.
This is the fam bam. I’m the second tallest in my family. I call that a win.