Here’s a little about me and what I love, and what inspires me in no particular order.
I’m an artist, plain and simple.
I thrive on finding beauty in all things, and love capturing things in ways that not everyone sees them. Everything I do I put a lot of thought into. Sometimes that’s early in the morning when the house is still quiet or late at night when everyone is asleep, but I work best with some acoustic music and coffee nearby wherever that may be. As a child I knew I wanted to be a photographer, but finding my passion in photography has been the longest journey and I wouldn’t trade any of the experiences that brought me to where I’m at today. Today my passion as a photographer lies in weddings, newborns, and simply finding beauty in the ordinary.
I’m a mother and a wife.
I am a mother to two boys and have a baby on the way. I’m a stepmother to my husbands daughter and son. I wouldn’t change our family for anything. It may have it’s challenges at times but for the most part we all fit together like a handmade puzzle. My husband is my rock and picks me up when I need it. These are the pieces that hold me together.
I’m a child of God, and always working to be better at that. I believe He has guided me to the path I am currently on, and I will follow Him for eternity.
I am a 10 year veteran.
I’ve traveled and worked with some of the most amazing people in the world. I will never forget my experiences as an Airman and where it has taken me. I left that lifestyle to be more present in my family and grow my own photography business. Some days I wonder if I still made the right decision and other days I know it was the best choice, but that’s life right?
I’m a traveler.
I love to travel, whether its for a day, or weeks, I love to see and experience new things. As a photographer, documenting these journey’s is very important. This is how we tell stories and remember as we get older.
I have two cats.
I never was a cat person until my oldest son wanted to go look at animals at the animal shelter. That day we found our very own “grumpy cat” Max. Not too long after we adopted a barn cat named Olaf from a friend and that’s all of that story. We are very lucky to have two cats with great temperaments that fit in our family perfectly.
I’m not very crafty, but sometimes I can make things.
I enjoy arm knitting cozy soft blankets, because it’s something I can start and finish in an afternoon. I can do this and think about things or watch Netflix, sometimes I get some great ideas during these times. I don’t get much time to do these things but when I do I love it. This forces my type A personality to do something easy while getting some “me” time in.