Every morning I wake up like any other human being, grateful to wake up to another beautiful day. I blink my eyes open, crawl out of bed, smile when my feet hit the floor, and think to myself, “lets do this!”. I wake up energized for a new day full of fresh experiences, excited to meet new clients and hug old ones. I know that I have the best job in the world, since I get to document real love stories. I get to capture joy, happiness, celebration, love and sometimes even tears.
I have been in love with photography from the time I was a little girl. In Jr. High, I would follow my friends around with a 35mm camera and capture raw moments. I wanted to remember those moments in time and never forget them. I would say to them, “smile, this may be the last time we ever do this again”. Next came photography in high school and immediately falling in love with the magic of the dark room. Photography class quickly became my favorite subject in school.
When I was a little girl my aunt use to tell me that I could be anything I wanted to be. I knew in my heart that she truly meant that, but did I believe it? I graduated high school, married my high school sweetheart, graduated college, earned my masters degree, started a family, and then let my dreams really come true! Photography was no longer going to be just a hobby of mine. It was no longer going to be my “someday”, it was going to be my reality!
I’ve been blessed with an amazing following of clientele. I’m meeting new clients daily and I get to go to work every day sharing and capturing their most precious moments! One of my favorite quotes is, “She thought she could, and so she did!” I wake up every morning feeling thankful and grateful to my family, my best friends, my biggest supporters, but most importantly, thankful to God. This dream of mine is possible only because of Him. God guides me, gives me my energy and strength, and encourages me to never take a day for granted. I am blessed!