I'm a writer and photographer. I believe in the power of stories, and telling yours is my greatest privilege.
I'm married to Austin, a nurse, and we have four dogs who are more than a little adored (two goldendoodles, a standard poodle and a rescue pitbull/lab mix).
I love to read, and my favorite books include the Harry Potter series, All the Light We Cannot See, The Power of Habit, anything by Barbara Kingsolver and Unbroken - although I'll admit this is just a handful of the many, many books that are worth including on this list.
I like to listen to podcasts and favor detective shows on Netflix. We also subscribe to (and try to keep up with) National Geographic, the Washington Post and New York Times and I work in public radio.
Austin and I love to travel and try to go internationally every year or so as well as take one or two major domestic trips a year.
I box and do yoga and hike so I'm usually pretty fit. I'm also a lifelong vegetarian and rarely drink alcohol - mostly because calorie for calorie, I'd rather have ice cream over beer.
What I do
I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Charleston, West Virginia and Charlottesville, Virginia, specializing in intimate weddings and elopements.
How can I be based in two places? Austin and I live in Charleston, but both sets of family are in the Shenandoah Valley - his towards Staunton, mine towards Ruckersville - and my grandmother lives right outside Shenandoah National Park, so I split the business between the two places. Getting married in Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Luray or pretty much anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley? I travel there for free for both weddings and engagements - and we're in the Valley enough that we can often meet in-person for consults too!
When I'm not shooting weddings, I love documenting adventures for couples and shooting in-home sessions. Sometimes adventure or in-home sessions are engagements, but often they're "just because" or anniversary sessions. I believe in documenting life frequently and love working with couples from all walks of life.
Occasionally I also shoot families - either through a family adventure session or at clients' homes. I don't believe in forcing kids to pose, but look for authentic interactions, funny faces, tears and genuine moments of affection.