Old Soul with a Wild Heart

I would rather be outside than anywhere else except if its cold, then hard pass. 39 years old and I still like a good chicken salad sandwich for lunch and cereal for dinner. I am constantly curious about everything, and pride myself in knowing useless but interesting facts. I am a windows down, music up, back roads type of driver. My music playlist is probably the same playlist as your dad or grandfathers'. I have an extensive vinyl collection and I play the guitar, if you love music, you just may run into me at a live show somewhere. I am a let's go for a hike instead of the gym type person. I am usually up late at night either editing your beautiful sessions or playing Zelda on our Nintendo Switch or watching a good scary movie. I love road trips and campfires and the ocean. I love sarcasm and laughing is my favorite thing in the world, especially with my two children. I have a 17 year old daughter and a 8 year old son. 2 dogs and a cat. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and have known each other for 14 years. We love venturing out on country roads and looking for our forever home on acreage somewhere where we can have animals and a farm and rescue dogs.

Before photography I was an Early Childhood Educator for 13 years, and I love applying that skill when I am working with my families. I love getting silly with the kids and getting to know them which helps me with my approach during the session. It was a difficult decision to resign from my teaching position, but being able to be more present and have a more flexible schedule for my own children was something I yearned for the most. I love that I am able to still work with families and their children in this capacity through my photography career.

I think what I love most about photography is how it makes people feel. Photography is an art. It is like looking at a painting and being able to have so many different perspectives on it. I love the creative aspect of it. I love how it brings people together. Some of my best memories are of family gatherings and looking through old photo albums or home videos. Photographs are something I cherish and the boxes of photos I have and photo albums and the picture frames on my walls will prove that. 

"Storytelling is not what I do for a living. It is how I do all that I do while I am living."

Donald Davis