Hi there! Thank you so very much for stopping by, and for taking a look at my work and learning about who I am and what I do. Creating imagery is something near and dear to my heart and I’m excited to share that with my clients as much as possible.
First and foremost – I strive to create honest imagery that reflect who my image collaborators (my clients <3) are in a way that makes them create a memory and reflect on it. Okay. I’m going to be honest. I don’t really care if you ever put a single photograph on the wall of your home. I really don’t. I’m a photographer and most of my walls are bare, but I have boxes and boxes full of sweet little memories that I absolutely love going through. If you’re someone who wants wall art, I’m 100% here for it, but I’m never going to push you to purchase prints or create wall art or do anything else with your images other than be in them & document your life. You are important and it should be a priority to document that.
I am the person that still goes home and digs through old photo albums from my childhood. I’m the person that loves the in between moments. I’m the person that will likely pick up a camera and photograph you in good light just because it’s there and it’s a tangible memory I’d like to create. I’m the person that is likely going to ask you accept the imperfections of yourself, your family & your photographs and see exactly how perfect those tiny imperfections make us all. I’m the person who is going to make long winded rants about body positivity and how we should all be in photographs as much as possible because it helps us see ourselves, accept who we are, and gain a deeper respect and understanding of our identities if we are open enough to allow it.
I picked up photography back in 2010 and have had a love affair ever since. I began my professional journey in the realm of families and children and have also moved into wedding photography, custom portraiture, boudoir & fashion work. I specialize in creating photographs of the real connection between people and their lives. As a Denver lifestyle photographer allows me to find my clients in real moments. I don’t believe in creating picture perfect moments because I believe connection in itself is perfect enough. I like to find the grit beneath because that’s usually were we are our true selves.
I’m an avid listener of podcasts, a constant re-watcher of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I believe that if you combined all the characters of Parks & Recreation into one person that you’d have the perfect human. I think dried flowers are superior to fresh ones. I love a good cheese wonton. The lavender lemonade at The Weathervane Cafe is the most refreshing and delightful drink ever and it’s the best part of summer. My partner and I have a tradition of at least one Sunday morning movie theater outing a month at our local Alamo and our house is full of Funko Pops from our favorite shows & movies that we absolutely do not keep in the boxes and love to create little vignettes with around the house.
At the beginning of 2019 I started a journey of bread making (highly suggest Bread Baking for Beginners by Bonnie Ohara!) and have had a love affair with it ever since. I started my bread journey simply to teach myself multi-tasking skills, patience, and how to be more detail oriented but at the end of the day I’m really freakin proud of myself for sticking with it because baking is NOT my favorite (for all the reasons previously stated that I’m actually not good at) but honestly this is some of the best bread I’ve ever had and it feels really freaking good to be able to provide such a beautiful form of nourishment. My partner and I also love to cook together while jamming out to music in our kitchen. Okay, if I’m honest it’s more that he loves to cook and I love to eat his fried chicken creations that are always different and yet someone always better than the last. Which… by the way… is better than any fried chicken I’ve ever had anywhere. But I do make a mean breakfast & I can rock the hell out of a homemade pizza! Next up on the learning new things agenda is EMBROIDERY!!
When I’m not behind a camera you can usually find me working the day away at a local coffee shop (Rivers & Roads is highly recommended!) or reading some nerdy fantasy fiction or listening to a podcast. I love hitting up art museums, going antiquing or thrift store hopping and plant browsing! My home is filled with plants and I recently got into gardening. My most favorite soul refreshing activity is hanging out in my garden with my dogs. In 2020 we said goodbye to our 16 year old black lab hound mix, Piper, who had been my companion for 12 years and even though I was prepared to say goodbye, I wasn’t prepared at all. Saying goodbye to her was one of the hardest days I’ve ever had and I will forever miss her.
We welcomed two new rescue dogs into our lives in 2020 and while we miss our girl Piper, our new girls are teaching us how to expand our hearts even further. Roxy & Maci have made their mark on our little family and we are grateful. Fur babies are the best of us all and you’ll never convince me of anything different <3