Nature lover. Coffee drinker. PhotograpHER.
I've been obsessed with photography since I was a child. Even longer than I've been obsessed with coffee! Crazy! I used to chase the family cats around the backyard, taking their photos for hours. Poor cats! As a teenager, I became fascinated by nature and sunlight, especially in central Oregon, and how the combination of the two can lead to these magical moments. Nature photography is still a passion of mine and something I will always love.
Once I replaced the family cats with real people, and saw how one little moment, caught on film (back in the day it was all film) could stir such strong emotions in myself and others, I was hooked! I became obsessed with waiting for the sky to turn golden or pink in order to catch the perfect light. I held my breath as I watched a groom see his bride for the first time & fight back the tears. I cried as I watched a baby girl, who was now a woman, dance with her father at her beautiful wedding.
My photography now is a combination of candid moments, emotions, movement and light. I do very little posing and believe the best moments, and photographs, happen when you just let everything unfold naturally.
I look forward to documenting your magical moments. Thank you for visiting my page and reading my story.
10 Quick Facts About Me
I'm an Aquarius.
I'm an INFJ personality type.
I don't have a gallbladder...but I do have my gallstones in a jar.
I love musical theater & met my husband via theater in high school.
I love to dance.
I practice yoga every day.
Elvis Presley was technically my first live concert.
I have synesthesia (Google it)
I love to kayak in central Oregon on the Deschutes River.
I'm a good singer...when I think nobody is listening to me.
More Fun Facts
I was born and raised in Eugene & graduated from Sheldon High School.
I graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA from the School of Journalism & Communication with a concentration on advertising and marketing. I have a minor in business as well.
I worked as a graphic designer at an advertising agency before becoming a full time photographer & starting my business.
I am married to Zach. We have a son named Gavin & a daughter named Sophie.
We have a black lab named Elvis and two cats named Kitty Purry & Stella.
I have a younger brother named Brian. He lives in Tokyo, has red hair and looks just like Conan O'Brien, only not quite as tall. He's also a fabulous photographer.
I love to travel to central Oregon & do photo sessions over there. My family has property right on the Deschutes River and it's my favorite place to go and relax.
I love coffee & foo-foo espresso drinks. They make me happy. Bring me a coffee and I'll be your best friend…and maybe toss in a free photo or two. :)