I am a hybrid (digital & film) wedding and portrait photographer based in Chesapeake, Virginia but love to explore new cities and venues. I am lover of natural light, travel and delicious coffee & wine. I'm obsessed with European architecture but appreciate modern design. You can usually find me binging on Netflix while I work or looking up new places to venture to with my husband, Drew. I am a self proclaimed cat lady and two little, furry ones reside in our home.
When I don't have my camera in my hand you may find me delving into new projects. I am the type that needs something creative going on in my life pretty much at all times. I bake, sew, paint and design stationary, to name just a few. Friends call me a mini-Martha Stewart. I love to learn new skills and add another layer to my life.
Growing up my parents took us on family vacations all over the country. I was instilled with the travel bug early on. In total, I have been fortunate to have visited 44 states, 17 countries across 4 continents. Paris has been my favorite so far and can't wait to go back. There are plenty of places left on my bucket list. Iceland, New Zealand and Prague are a few at the top.
Drew is the most humble person you will ever meet (and the most handsome, in my opinion). He is kind to others and has such a good heart. He makes me laugh and makes me feel incredibly beautiful, even on the days I don't wear makeup. The guy is still an old fashioned gentleman at heart and opens doors for me. It is one of the many things I love about him and his character.
I come from a long line of bakers in my family. My great grandmother ran a bake shop out of her home in order to provide for her and her children. When your best friend is a trained pastry chef you know something is being created in the kitchen when we get together. Decorated sugar cookies are a favorite but I also love trying new cake ideas!
My first career wasn't photography. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Horticulture: Landscape Design & Construction. My design background has allowed me to utilize a different skill set than most photographers have and has given me a different perspective when capturing a wedding.
I am not sure when my obsession with Pottery Barn began, but it is pretty evident when you walk into my home. It looks like one of their show rooms. The style is classic, traditional and fills the space with warmth. It is hard for me to walk in the store and not come out with something. I have the same problem when I walk into The Loft. The struggle is real.