Photography has offered me a window into people’s lives in a way that I didn’t anticipate when I found my way to it all of those years ago. Together, let’s create a visual example of the love within your lives that you can reflect back on when you need it. Let’s capture that beautifully.
My hope with my photographs is to help cement special memories in my clients’ minds.
I try to live each day filled with gratitude for every day moments, and photography is one of the ways in which I do that. A lifelong fan of beauty and light, I was drawn to the craft at an early age. This love continues because of my desire to capture moments and the connections that lie within them.
I can’t think of a better job then one that captures life’s big and little moments- whether it be a baby’s first smile, the quiet connection of people in love or the passion of an entrepreneur as they grow professionally.
I went about learning the trade of photography through traditional means. A stint with high school yearbook led to classes at a local art school along with assisting with an area architecture photographer.
I, then, took the plunge, attending the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
College was a complete joy, as I was surrounded by some of the best teachers and certainly learned alongside some of the best photographers in the world today. After college, I happily accepted an internship with award-winning photographer, Mary Ellen Mark and upon completion in 2002, made my way back to Virginia to start my business.
I am a perpetual student of photography, and continue to seek opportunities for growth. I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy having my work featured both regionally and nationally, as well as have been supported by my amazing clients, businesses, websites, books and print publications.
In my off time, I seek adventures with my kids usually by watching them pursue their dreams either on horseback or by dancing, spending way too many hours texting with my besties, drink copious amounts of coffee and teaching my slightly neurotic rescue dog some new tricks.