I once sobbed for 45 minutes over a piece of lemon loaf. I was commuting to work and got on the freeway before discovering that my girls at Starbucks had given me a piece of lemon loaf that was about as dry as a cardboard box. I guess you could call me emotional. Passionate. When I love something, I LOVE that something. I adore my family and friends (seriously - an entourage of total rock stars! I am sooooo blessed!). I love my God and my church. ETHIOPOIA. And chap stick. I love to paint. Music makes my heart happy so I play it loud. I am smitten with Anthropologie, Jcrew, Etsy + Pinterest, interior design + foodie blogs, rainstorms, baby boy shoes, upcycled vintage furniture, Sunset magazine. I love story time with Oliver + Miles - it is my favorite part of every day. I have a major crush on red wine and cheese. And I am madly in love with my camera. I can recall the exact moment I decided it was time to quit my office job and take a giant leap of faith with photography. It felt sooo risky - crazy actually. But it was a nagging dream that I could not shake. When I asked my (amazing) husband if he thought I could make it, he told me that he believed I could do anything. I've never looked back. I feel CRAZY blessed to be able to spend my "working" hours PLAYING from behind a lens...snapping pictures of tiny newborn toes, giggling at the wonder of children in front of my camera, tearing up as a bride walks down the aisle and I snap a photo of the tears running down her groom's face... I love telling these stories with my camera. My hope is that I can continue to take my passion for photography further and keep telling beautiful stories with my images for a long time to come. If you have a need for portraits, give me a call! Lets get coffee and chat about pictures. I'd love to meet you!
ps - When life gives you dry lemon loaf, go to the next nearest Starbucks and demand what is rightfully (and deliciously) yours. Never settle. (and YES. I was pregnant when the lemon loaf incident occurred).
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobsbio