"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
Since I was a kid I've been creating art. I draw, I paint and I experiment to find new ways of expressing my creativity. When I first picked up my camera it was no different! It all started with an eye for creativity and a dream. I planned photo shoots with my friends, photographed nature and documented the life around me. One of my favorite aspects of what I do is creating amazing photos in the most unlikely of places. My clients know these as my weird shots. Haha!
My friends know that I have a heart for people. It is incredibly humbling to be allowed into someone's life and to listen to their stories. I couldn't be happier that I have the opportunity to get to know the folks I meet and their families.
I believe that life is what you make it to be, and I choose for mine to be made up of kindness, love and a whole lot of laughter!
I'm happily married to a rockin' musician who has the best sense of humor, and who knows how to make me smile, even when I'm not. When I'm not out there documenting life, you'll find me snuggled up in cozy pajamas, sippin' on my pumpkin spice latte, catching up on my Netflix game or kicking my husband's butt playing Super Smash Bros! I was once described as a ball of sunshine, and I don't think there's been a truer statement. Ha!
Who doesn't love to travel, am I right?! Traveling is one of my most favorite things! It is something that refreshes my mind and soul, and truly inspires me and my art. I have had the opportunity to travel overseas to Africa, and I've traveled parts of the U.S. but have yet to see it all!
My favorite past time, for sure! Before I picked up a camera, my medium was a brush, a pencil, a piece of charcoal, anything I could get my hands on. Today, I still create art in various forms, and get inspired often by the images I create through camera.
It's as simple as the title really. I have a heart for humanity, and believe deeply in loving others, loving God. There is no room for hate, only love. I've been blessed with having had a chance to travel to Africa for missions, and my life has forever been changed since.
Photography, in my opinion, is more than just posing a couple, or smiling at the camera. It's about moments, emotion, family, friends, working the light of a room, etc. Adding an element to your work, that speaks more than just a typical photograph.
There are several that I LOVE to go to. I'm a self-proclaimed coffee shop fanatic, and a lover of both tea and coffee. When I meet with potential clients, or friends, or just want to edit outside my home, I go to a local coffee shop! They're always warm, inviting, and full of good conversation.