I am a young 20 something year old, who can't eat enough chick-fa-la. I think I am slightly obsessed with their chicken nuggets and pair that with a nice cold Coke-a-Cola which sounds so amazing.
My story is not crazy or too weird, photography was just a thing that fell in my lap, and it wasn't until I was in the middle of it that I knew that this was just where I was supposed to be. December 2014 I got the Christmas gift of a life time from my parents. A Canon Rebel T5. It was the most precious and scariest gift I have ever received, because I knew what it meant. It meant I would actually have to pursue something I had been dreaming of for a while, but I was too scared to actually do anything about.
After having the camera for a few weeks and not doing much with it. (because come on, kit lens sucks and it wasn't doing what I wanted to do) I did my research on why I wasn't getting the images I saw online. After reading blog after blog I realized it was time to invest in my very first lens. The lens they called the nifty 50. Which was a 50mm 1.8. It cost me a $100 and it was my first business purchase. After I put that lens on I knew that this was what I wanted to do forever.
I talked a few friends in letting me take some free photos of them. (So embarrassed by those now) and finally I had a portfolio. And then I got pregnant.
In Aug 2014 I found out we were expecting our second baby girl and I couldn't be more happy but that made me want to work harder. I wanted to quit my 9-5 and really dive head first into my photography business.
After having my second little girl, Jonathan and I decided it would be best for me to quit my day job and stay at home with the girls and keep on doing side jobs as a photographer. The next day we applied for my business license and the business has been growing ever since.
Then after lots of family sessions, a few newborn sessions, and lots of couple sessions, I got my first inquiry for a wedding. Me a wedding?! Something inside of me said it was time. I needed to say yes and jump head first into it. A month later I was standing in the middle of a church shooting my very first wedding and I knew right then and there that was were I was supposed to be.
My love for shooting couples on one of the most important days of their lives has been such a blessing. Every wedding is different, every love is different, and every start to marriage is different. My job is to capture all of those things.
My all time favorite cookie. Every time I see a macaroon my heart skips a beat. Okay that is a little over dramatic, but I do tend to get really excited and I may eat everyone I see. If you want me to be your best friend forever get me some. Seriously, I just need like two or three to make my day complete!
Is honestly the most magical place on earth and we are going in November and I am so excited. Honestly if they would let me move in there I would. SIDE NOTE: If you want to get married or have a proposal in Disney world. I will shoot it for the low price of just some gas and a hotel room. That is how much I love Disney World!
I am from a super small town - Elgin, SC to be exact with a whopping population of 1,500 people and I love it. I love all things small town actually. I want to forever be in a small country town (something my 15 year old self would have never said.)
If I'm not working or being a mommy, I am reading. I have a goal of reading 60 books. I seriously love reading so much. I read anything and everything. If you have any book recommendations let me know and head to the blog to see what I am currently reading.
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