photographer & adventurer

I start each morning slow, sipping coffee and breathing in thankfulness. Within moments of waking up, I get a text. Our ritual, our romance. I’m smiling before I read it. He just gets my heart like that. John. My source of laughter, my boyfriend romancer, and my best friend.

John and I spend more time laughing than not. He teases that my gluten free avocado toast is too hipster, I tease him for his lack of appreciation for fine cuisine. We laugh hard and play hard. He supports me, inspires me and challenges me to see the world different as often as possible, and I love that my world is surrounded by people who do the same.

My heart lives for coffee shops and long conversations. My obsession for coffee, with a little bit of French vanilla creamer, and all things baking run deep in my soul. (My cranberry orange scones and blueberry muffins could win some awards I am sure of it.) I am convinced there isn’t anything one of my Granny’s donuts can’t cure. My grandparents live a legacy of love being married for over 67 years, and to this day I believe in forever love because I’ve watched them live it.

I find home in people. Like a good book snuggled on an inviting couch, I love people who are warm and genuine and good for the soul. Maybe it’s because I’ve met too many people who told me I wouldn’t reach my dreams and that I will fail. Each day I wake up and get to prove them wrong while inspiring those who need to be told “Your dreams are worth fighting for.”

My joy and passion come from giving to people. I love those quiet moments with friends or loud ones when you are surrounded by the people you love most. I love wandering in the wilderness and soaking up the peacefulness of the majestic mountains, just as much as getting lost in a great book. I love that imagination and love can take you to far off places and the sweetest friends can be your companion along the way. Maybe that is why I found photography, or that it found me.

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

e.e. cummings

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.

the notebook

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge. 


I must have flowers, always, and always.

claude monet

The best thing to hold onto in life
is each other.

audrey hepburn


Heirloom Details

Heirloom details are what I cherish most. Items passed down from generation to generation make my heart sing and burst with sentiment. I cannot wait for the day when my treasured heirlooms  are passed on to my granddaughter. 

SOUVENIRS of our family's history


our little garden patch

One of my very favorite things to do in my spare time is to tend our garden. The #littlegardenpatch is packed full with everything from broccoli to zucchini and everything in between. It is so fun to walk out and pick fresh produce for our meals!

home grown & farm fresh


coffee Shops

And even better company! Wherever our travels bring us, we make a point to find the local coffee shops. They are rich in hospitality and unique to each town. Not to mention, these places usually have the best coffee and treats!

NOTHING BEATS A good cup of coffee


gluten free baking

Baking runs deep in my soul. It is something I grew up doing with my mom and both of my grandmothers. In 2011 I had to change up my diet and go gluten free (boo!) Everything from the store tasted so bad, so I accepted that challenge and love to create new recipes!

cranberry ORANGE scones & BLUEBERRY muffins



we do what we do

Married in 1950, they have been husband and wife for sixty seven years. SIXTY SEVEN. At the ages of nineteen and seventeen these two hearts promised forever. They are holding a picture of day one in year sixty six. This is where it all began. Back when I was a little, little girl, my sister and I would stay with my Granny & Poppa during school breaks. It was such a treat and something that we looked forward to before every visit. Brittany and I would stay in the guest bedroom that is at the end of a long, skinny, L-shaped hallway. The painted paneling walls are adorned with family portraits, photos of momentous occasions. Our family history. Where it all began.

I can remember, on many occasions, the four of us squished in that narrow hallway admiring these framed memories. The happiness and joy that these portraits bring spark the remembrance of a joke, funny story, and a much simpler time.

My grandparents live a legacy of love being married for over 67 years, and to this day,

I believe in forever love because I’ve watched them live it.

As a granddaughter, listening to my Granny & Poppa tell stories, watching these memories come to life in their eyes. This is why I do what I do. This is why I am a photographer. Not everyone has the closest family, or has a Granny & Poppa like mine. But to be able to capture these sweet moments allow these cherished memories to turn into stories told. Even if you have heard them a thousand times.

My goal as a wedding photographer is to document these moments, the moments where you two are yourselves. soaking in this exciting season of life. Knowing that one day, your granddaughter will ask about this portrait from your wedding day, your eyes will fill with joy as you begin to tell the story.

The story of where your love began.