years as a professional photographer

10

number of weddings I've photographed

years I've been a vegetarian

23

140

number of countries I've visited

9

years my parents have been married (goals!)

53

As a documentary photographer, I wanted to tell stories that would make a difference. I wanted to create images that were raw, pure, and beautiful. Ones that would forever echo the story that they represented. I came to Washington, DC in order to continue developing my craft and to surround myself in the world of non profits where I felt my work would be best suited. I had plans to travel and document every corner of humanity; changing the world through the lens of my camera. Although I loved it, there were sacrifices to this lifestyle. And as I grew, so did my perspective. The appeal of globe trotting and living out of a suitcase was fading. I fell in love, got married, and started a family. I no longer wanted to be everywhere; I wanted to be here. To be home. I had to reexamine who I was as a photographer and what I wanted. I started to witness the raw beauty that existed in my own life as well as in the lives of my friends and family. I started to bring what I had done on a large scale, down to a smaller and more intimate level. I knew my passion hadn't changed. I was still a story teller. I still wanted to change lives. I knew I could still make a difference; intimately, and one love story at a time. Whether it was through capturing natural family moments or the moment when two stories become one on the wedding day; life became my inspiration. And life is beautiful.

01.

My children.

For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.

- Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

MY REASONS WHY

02.

My marriage.

I won't give up on us,
Even if the skies get rough.
I'm giving you all my love,
I'm still looking up.

- Jason Mraz

MY REASONS WHY

02.

My marriage.

I won't give up on us,
Even if the skies get rough.
I'm giving you all my love,
I'm still looking up.

- Jason Mraz

MY REASONS WHY

03.

My roots.

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

- H. Jackson Brown Jr

MY REASONS WHY

03.

My roots.

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

- H. Jackson Brown Jr

MY REASONS WHY