that desire to create is a strong part of me.
A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me his old camera. I knew nothing technical about photography, but having a camera in my hands ignited something in me. I learned to capture moments + be present in them; to not just notice the beauty of a messy, deconstructed meal or the way mid-afternoon light cast dancing shadows on a stucco wall, but to capture it.
With camera in hand, I was seeing with new eyes.
The more I played with my new toy, the more joy I discovered in pairing my images with words. I began capturing things I whipped up in my kitchen on weekend mornings, then eventually people, landscapes + anything else my eyes were drawn to. And that brings me to now...
Whether it's a seasonal menu shoot for your website, enticing social media lifestyle shots, engagement or maternity photos, or anything else you can dream up,
I want to make it come to life with you.
Nice to meet you!
Here's my story...
I wasn't always a California girl — I grew up in Illinois + I’m most definitely a Midwesterner at heart. I was always creative as a kid, with my hand in a million things: I played two instruments, two sports, took art lessons + was always writing + jotting down stories, poems, ideas, whatever popped into my head.