. . . A Little About Your Photographer . . .

If you ask me why I take photographs I'll tell you it's because I love to reminisce. I love to look back on the things that have shaped me...time with the people closest to my heart, the simple details of everyday, and experiencing creation in all its beauty. It's not hard to guess that my favorite way to reminisce is by pouring over images, both the ones my parents have taken and the ones I have taken over the years, remembering and sharing great memories. And I love being able to document memories for my clients just the same.

I was born and raised in Jackson, Wyoming right under the Grand Tetons. Amidst the incredible beauty and unique opportunities I experienced there is where my love for life and capturing it came about.  After more than 20 years there God brought me to Maryland where I'm finding a different kind of beauty and new ways and places to make and photograph more timeless memories. 

But more than anything it's the people I've been blessed to know and walk through life with that make me who I am. If I could shed the smallest sliver of light on the depth of these relationships you would know why and how they define me. I soak up time spent with people, those whom I've known forever and those who I get to meet only for a moment.  

Of course I am most fond of my incredible husband and three boys. Sometimes I catch myself laughing that I have three boys when all my life I envisioned something different, but I could not be more grateful or humbled to be the one entrusted to raise them up in the way they should go and to walk alongside a man who loves me deeper than I could ever ask for. Above all is the relationship I have with Jesus and without Him life would all be for nothing, instead He gives meaning to everything I do and everyone I have a relationship with whether long and short.

Together these elements move me to photograph people in real moments and in beautiful settings, aiming to bring vibrant life to the memories we make and the joy we find living the life we've been given.

             I am...  
                     a natural blonde
                                                                                          a child of a living, loving God
an athlete
                                                                                                                                       a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and MOTHER.                              
                                                              I love...                                                                         
              a fire in the fireplace                                                                                        all things natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the mountains                                                                  
                                                               games with friends at the kitchen table
                                                                                                                                                                                  candid moments

                                     chocolate and icecream                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                           lightning and thunder    
                                                                                                       thai food                                                                                                                                                    

             a day on the lake                                                                                                                                                                   a good prank
                                                                                                      a great conversation

                                            camping and hiking                                                                                         a glass of wine


                                      I love deeply. Forgive quickly and am forgiven much.