2016 began with a word: Avaunt. To advance / elevate / move forward. Shakespeare liked to use it as an interjection—"Get thee gone" if you will. (Which seems mildly appropriate in the context of my year.) But Kurt Vonnegut says it best, “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”Read More
I don’t ever want to over-romanticize
what it’s like to photograph a person.
But to step into their humanness.
To hold the weight of their story.
To show them their beauty. Their strength.
Their worth—there’s nothing like it.
I'm a sucker for the new year. Something about one year--an entire trip around the sun--coming to a close fills me with a sense of accomplishment. I finished something.And in the midst, grew into someone much wiser, much stronger than the year before. Becoming is a slow process. It is a transition, not a countdown to midnight. The funny thing is that, sometimes we need the sudden switch from 11:59 to 12:00 to notice that there was a process at all. To see that all this time we've been stretching and shifting and growing into something more.Read More
You know when the light is golden and yummy and perfect and your subject is beautiful and comfortable and everything works together in perfect harmony to create the perfect photo? And then that happens for every single photo?
Maybe you do. Maybe you don't. Regardless, that's exactly what went down with Amelia.Read More
These last few weeks have flown by. My days have been filled to the brim with work, photos, design, more work, coffee shops, travel, and more work. Suddenly it's mid-August and my list of things to share with you is far too long. So in an attempt to update you on all the magic that has just been sitting on my desktop, I present you with this. (More to be hitting the blog very soon!)Read More
2014 was a good year. I launched my new website, traveled to Florida and California and the North Shore, went to my first and last high school dance (PROM), graduated, fell in love (with Urban Bean - HAH FOOLED YA), photographed four weddings of my own, second shot two, met several wonderful people (Diana and Bethany and Kadi and Elyse), contributed to Leaking Hearts magazine's first issue, entered adulthood (aka EIGHTEEN), attended five killer concerts, worked at a local bakery (and got a head start on the freshman fifteen), started life at college, built new friendships and cultivated old ones, and got my nose pierced.Read More
Ellie is a gem. Her heart for the Lord is inspiring. And her excitement for the future is contagious. Senior year is exciting and scary all the same, but this girl holds her head high and it's beautiful. Ellie, I know you will do amazing things. Thank you for letting me capture you at such a unique time of your life. xoRead More