Let's hang, ok?
I'm a just a girl from CLE who left her heart in LA, currently living in a little town (it's a quiet village) in Central California who wants nothing more than to shoot pretty things with awesome people.
Currently loving: Coldplay's Chris Martin and his on-stage dance moves, having 20+ books that I've started and haven't finished, and having arguments with my husband about why I think Taylor Swift is cool.
Read on, loves!
I'm mildly obsessed with popcorn, and one time when I was young I almost burned down my grandparents house because of it. Turns out if you accidentally microwave popcorn for 30 minutes, it will burn. And your Papa will freak out. I love my dog, but I'm pretty sure he loves my husband more. He does love to cuddle with me, but his side eye stares tell me a different story. My Grandma used to knit these huge blankets all the time, but it was my Mom who taught me how to crochet. And now my Grandma's handmade blanket and my blanket are what we use to snuggle on the couch. When I talk about anything, you'll see that I have a ton of facial expressions, and that is definitely something I got from my Dad. Even though I'm new to town, I feel #blessed to have best friends all across the US.
My husband and I have been married for 6 years, and he just told me the other day that he wishes he could wear a GoPro all day so the world can see all of the random things I say and watch my famously bad dance moves. I like to think I'm Chris Martin and the living room is my stage. I'm a girl from Cleveland, Ohio and that absolutely means I am a Cleveland sports fan. I'm cool with other teams and I love going to sporting events, but my heart is still back with the Jake and the Gund (props to you if you got that)! Cleveland Cavs, Indians, Browns foreva! Because of this, sometimes my Midwest accent comes out. I lived in LA for 8 years, and I have to tell you that all the empty street parking and the deserted Griffith Park you saw in LA LA Land is a lie. But I loved it anyways.
I know the usual thing to mention here is how much I love being a photographer. Which I do! But what I love the most is when I have someone say to me how they are nervous or don't like having their picture taken, and then when the session is over and I show them a few photos from the back of my camera and they are shocked. "That's us?! Omg your camera is magical!" It's not my camera. It's the connection. And I love capturing that.
Meet my little family
More Random Things
I'm a big (day)dreamer. But please feel free to reach out and chat with me about these!
I have 9 tattoos
I like coffee, but I don't need it in my cup all day
But whenever I travel, I always bring home a mug from that country/city.
I love going to the movies...a lot. I even have a MoviePass subscription.
I want to live in England or France.
I went to college to be a nurse, but dropped out after 2 years. #CollegeDropOut
But I would love to go back and finish my degree
I want to run a marathon...in a different country
I want to learn French and speak it fluently
It's Pop, not Soda.
I want to travel to South Africa and go on a safari
And maybe be gutsy and swim with sharks
I want to shoot weddings in other countries on the regular
I want to own a hedgehog and name it Hermione. Give her an instagram account. The usual basic thing.
I want to work with NAMI and help young women
I want to be more open about my struggle with mental illness with others
I want to be a travel writer
I want to travel Europe by train. Again.
I want to meet Steve Martin and George Clooney #silverfoxes