I'm marrying my middle school (yes, that's correct. my 8th grade boyfriend) in September of 2020. We've never lived in the same city and for four years of our relationship, we lived 5 hours apart. By the time we get married we will have been dating for 10 1/2 years.
Caleb loves being in the woods and is a classic homebody. I love to travel and explore new things and I'm hardly ever home. We're total opposites, but he makes me feel grounded and safe. I love this guy and how we've grown together over the years!
For my very first wedding, I handed my little sister, Miranda, a camera and that's that. She knew how to click the button and that's about it. I was still learning my way around manual settings and would periodically check her camera throughout the day to be sure her photos looked ok, but that's about it. The rest is history and here we are today!
My favorite thing to do in the summer is spend my weekends on the river. My family loves to wake surf and I intentionally book a very limited number of weddings between Memorial Day and Labor day to give myself this time. (hint hint to anyone looking for a summer wedding)
I LOVE traveling. I've been to 46 US states. Most of them have been via motor-home with my grandparents. We would go for 2-3 weeks at a time to various places in the country. These are by far my favorite childhood memories and I hope to one day be able to provide my kids with some of these same experiences.
I also spent 6 weeks abroad in college in Australia and New Zealand. it was the GREATEST experience of my life and I would absolutely love to go back one day!
I am fully self-taught in photography. From lots of YouTube videos, research, and hundreds of hours spent, I am proof that you can be successful at anything. I have a bachelors degree in human resources and management from the University of Georgia and began my photography career there shooting college grad photos.
GET TO KNOW MY TEAM
One thing I’ve learned after 5 years of business is that 1. I absolutely cannot do this alone. and 2. I’m only as good as the people I bring with me. I have spent the past year creating a team that will serve you just as well, and if not better in some cases, than I ever could alone.
Each of these ladies have really helped shaped this business into what it is today. I can’t wait for you to meet them!
associate photographer+ videographer | she's not afraid to make you laugh and will likely be found at the center of the dance floor at your reception
Hey y'all! a preschool teacher during the week and photographer over the weekend - that's me! After wrangling 8 2-year-olds I enjoy cooking with my husband, going on walks, and cuddling up in bed watching a show. I have a passion for working with kids and absolutely love capturing life's big moments. Jesus and my family and friends are the most important people in my life and I work to better myself every day to serve others. It brings me so much joy to help make your special day happen!
associate photographer |she has the sweetest heart and will do absolutely anything for you
For as long as I can remember I have loooveeedd organizing and planing things. When Sydney was looking for someone to join the team to help keep everything running and in order I was all over it!
If you give me coffee and donuts I'll do just about anything for you.
I love being intentional with the people God has placed in my life and be a cheerleader in their lives. I want to stand on the sidelines and really help you cherish the happy moments and help plan your dream photo shoot to capture everything you could ever want!
emails + direct messages | the bubbly girl you talk to first
wedding assistant | she may be quiet, but she is the sweetest
MORE THAN POSES
You see, I’m not about the posed, “fake laughs” and doing things “for the photos.” I believe the best memories are not staged and are certainly not perfect. The ones that take hold of your heart forever are the ones that didn’t exactly go as planned, but were a story to tell. I have an eye for the little things and want to be there, in the corner, camera in hand, as your mom brushes your hair out of your face, or when your dad looks at you with tear filled eyes before he gives you away to the man of your dreams.
LET'S BE AUTHENTIC
I want to create REAL, authentic moments. I want to know you - to be your third wheel for a day, to cheer you on as you end one season of life and enter into another. I'm in your corner and want to create an environment for you that is comfortable. A time where you can let loose and be yourself - judgment free. That's when the magic happens.
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU
First, I need you to be wiling. Be wiling to open up. Be willing to embrace a little of the awkwardness. Be willing to do crazy things. Be willing to go on an adventure. Be willing to love hard. I need you to say yes more, not second guess yourself, and trust me. If you can trust me and be willing to do the things above, our time together will be something worth remembering.
To my seniors, I'm going to ask you to do some things that feel pretty awkward sometimes. Just embrace it. Have fun. And I promise, there's NO judgment. We're going to have the best time. Let's celebrate this fun season of your life!
To my couples, let's make our time together meaningful and fun! Roll around in the grass, have a picnic, make out in the car, watch the sunset, hold each other tight, and let it just be you and your person (and me.. ;) ) for an hour or so. Let's make a moment that you're going to remember!
For your wedding, I need you to let go. Let go of the things that don't matter and focus on the things that do. The people I click with most are the ones who have a little free spirit in them. Don't be afraid to get your dress dirty and have a little wind in your hair. Don't get so caught up in the little things that won't last after the wedding day. Put all of your focus and energy in the few things that will: your love, your memories, and your photos.
think this is you?
yayy!!! Wow I'm so pumped!
1. fill out the form
2. I'll reach back out soon - due to my hectic and constantly changing schedule, response time can vary. I try to have all emails answered withing 2-4 days though!
3. let's celebrate!
LET'S CROSS OFF MY BUCKET LIST
Pacific Northwest / Oregon Coast
Washington / Mt. Rainier / Olympic National Park
California / Yosemite
Antelope Canyon / Horseshoe Bend