My husband and I got married on a cliff overlooking the ocean surrounded by 9 people and two dogs. I was barefoot, my dress was dirty, and I had flowers in my windblown hair. Mountains have always been a safe escape for me, and the ocean never fails to offer perspective. I love working with couples who appreciate the unpredictability of life and beauty in imperfection, who maybe haven’t dreamt about their wedding day forever, but believe marrying their best friend is what dreams are made of. People who's idea of a good time is a bomb margarita, laughing until your face hurts, and life with your best friend. You can expect to dance, laugh, booty bump, and enjoy each other the whole time we're together. Love is a beautiful thing, but it comes with its fair share of struggles and hard work. I shoot for those moments as well. I want to capture your day so intricately your emotions leap from each image bringing reassurance, confidence, joy, hope, and an overwhelming sense of commitment to this beautiful human beside you...through better or worse.
One of the greatest gifts in my life are those who invite me into their story. If you are looking for anyone with a camera or traditional style portraits, I'm not your girl, and that's ok! I'm a photographer for couples who create a wedding day that represents them no matter how unique; whether on top of a mountain, by the ocean, or in their backyard. The couples who are down for a margarita, a dance off in the middle of their portraits, and laughing until we get a good snort. Headed to a National Park or throwing an epic backyard bash? Count me in. I thrive on adventure, and specialize in intimate outdoor weddings and elopements where joy isn't based on perfect hair and a clean dress, but on the true representation of your wild and beautiful love, and the influence of those closest to you. This is your story, and I want to tell it in a way that outlasts any trend. My style is full of light with a hint of edge; images that are timelessly modern and authentic. So let's tell each other jokes, get that marg together, and talk about our dream vacation.
I like to call myself an introverted-extrovert. I’m all about a good hang anywhere with a fun and lively atmosphere, yet I’m also always happy staying in, curled up with a cup of coffee and my dog! I love long sunny days, my golden retriever, and warm neutral tones. The glass is always half full, and I enjoy helping other people view life the same way--it's the only way to truly live in my book!
It means the world to me that you would consider letting me be a part of this incredible journey. I am passionate about offering my couples an unforgettable wedding experience, and aim to serve you in the most purposeful way while creating magic together. That happens most often with couples who are friendly, out-going and creative. They have timeless style, but also love trendy elements. Couples who value love, relationship, and treating others with kindness, and know how to laugh at themselves and let loose from time to time. They want their wedding day to represent them--they’re practical and value some traditions, but aren’t afraid to do things a little differently. I hold a lot of pride in photographing weddings. After all, it's one of the only ways to preserve your memories for years to come. That is why I strive to create real images your children’s children will see how beautiful their grandmother looked in her pretty white dress, or the tear falling down grandpa’s cheek when he saw her across the aisle. Those are the moments that make my job better than any other, and it’s why I want to serve you as honestly and intentionally as I can.
I know you’ve waited your whole life for this, and the hours of thought and anticipation that have been poured into planning the day of your dreams. As a photographer, I thrive with couples whose ultimate goal is to wholeheartedly say “I do”, no matter what the day brings. The well-thought out details bring your story together, but at the end of the day, you simply want to celebrate each other. My work flourishes in natural settings surrounded by lush green scenery and breathtaking mountain views. My approach is romantic, simple and artistic with a bright and airy finish to complement each and every image individually. Think we'd make a great pair? My heart sings for a cup of coffee or a good margarita. Join me?
My heart is happiest when I'm traveling, so I'm often exploring new cities while hunting down donut, coffee shops, and local restaurants. My husband is the best travel partner; he's been to all 50 states and I'm trying to catch up with 30! We ran off and got married on an island, so intimate weddings and elopements where your dress gets a little dirty will always have a special place in my heart. I dream far beyond reality, am a proud foodie, and am freakishly obsessed with my pup, Copper. I love to dance, and think laughter is God's medicine. I view my camera as my tool to do good, and really love shooting for the nonprofits I'm involved with.
I want my couples to look at their images years from now, and remember the exact feeling they see in the photograph. Perfect smiles and poses are ideal to some, but to me, don’t tell your story. Give me all the goofy moments and uncontrollable laughter, and the quiet conversations and long embraces. My passion comes alive with couples who don’t take life too seriously, can laugh at the little things, and find enjoyment in the simplicity of life. Love warm summer nights, driving mountain roads, and that sweet family of yours? Me too.
It’s easy to feel pressure to be #relationshipgoals in your wedding photos, but everyone’s relationship is different! Let’s capture what makes your love spark! That might mean running through a dreamy field, dancing like you’re Dancing with the Stars champs, or whispering what you admire most to your partner. Being a small town girl, I have a soft spot for modern, southern weddings and young love. Put me in a field with mountain views or a modern barn filled with southern charm, and I’ll do a little dance! My style has a hint of film with lush greens and plenty of light.
I love listening to music a little too loud, flavoring my creamer with a little coffee, going to concerts, watching sunsets, and feeling the wind in my hair in a Jeep with the top off. You can say Southern summers give me life! Some might describe me as the calm in the storm--a peaceful life is what I wish for. I strive to be present and genuine, and truly believe we “rise by lifting others”.