I'm a natural light wedding & portrait photographer and you'll normally find me in the Southern Maryland + DC area but I like new places so I'm always down to travel!
My hubs. I feel like that's all I really need to say, haha. This man knows me better than I know myself, I swear it. He's been my best friend for years and every day we grow more and more in love with each other. He makes me giggle, drives me nuts and absolutely and completely adores me and that's all I really want in life. He eats Chipotle with me, lounges on the couch all day with me and our pups, even after we decided, once again, we were implementing the "no couch rule" with them, and he always goes along with my wild ideas without once doubting I can't make it happen. This man has my whole heart and more....but he will never...ever...get his entire fry order from Chic Fil A when I go pick up dinner. Oops!
Ohhhhh, Max + Stella. My big precious babes - where would I be in life if I didn't have these two wiggle butts to come home to every day?! I don't ever want to know the answer to that one. These two keep us busy that's for sure - they expect constant love and attention and they deserve nothing less! If there's a beach day, they come with. If we go hiking, they're climbing rocks right along side us. If we wanna sit and watch movies all day, they're the best ones to cuddle while doing it. These guys are our biggest headache and our best buddies all in one and I wouldn't have them any other way.
I don't know about you, but there's something so refreshing about discovery. Sometimes you've just gotta get out and explore, whether that's in your own neck of the woods or several states away - I love going to new places! Especially when I get to bring the hubs and our two fur babes along for the adventure! And you bet your bottom dollar that I will always have my camera on my hip ready to snap away to document all the things that happen along the way! We've got two big trips planned this year to go to Hawaii + Tennessee (all jam packed in November - woohoo!) and we absolutely cannot wait for the awesome fun that will be had!
a few of my favorite things...
If there's anything I've learned in life it's to enjoy it. Like seriously enjoy it. Embrace love every chance you get, laugh more, pray more and eat all of the cookie dough. You really have no idea how quickly things can change and life is pretty damn unexpected sometimes.
Back in May 2017 my mom was in a horrible motorcycle accident. She was thrown off of the back of a motorcycle and run over by a pickup truck. Unresponsive, she was immediately rushed to Shock Trauma. She spent 15 daunting days in the hospital before she could be released and I never missed a day with her. I washed her hair, helped her change her clothes, did her makeup and did everything in my power to make her feel loved.
One broken clavicle, four broken ribs, a broken spine, one collapsed lung and three surgeries later, she was released. I realized in those moments of caring for her how close we came to losing her. The thought absolutely tore me apart.
I realized I had all of these beautiful memories with my mom but hardly any photos to show for it. My mom very quickly became my 'Why' and I didn't realize it until every time our family was together they knew my camera was going to be with me and everything was going to be documented.
The connection I feel with each of my clients is on a much deeper level now. I know now from my own personal heartaches and experiences just how important photos are.