No, I'm not your grandma. But, my clients have aptly named me the "Queen of Comfort and Cookies," because: 1) I pride myself on making you feel comfortable and at ease during your photoshoot, and 2) I absolutely love cookies. So, you can imagine that hanging out with my clients, capturing them in their element, and munchin' on some cookies is the dream.
most days, you can find me...
running around our Spanish-style home, chasing my wild two-year-old son Atlas,
trying to resist the urge to bake and eat all the cookies,
willing my naturally curly hair to look good,
editing photos in between snack time and nap time and play time and all the other times,
and maybe leaving the house to peruse HomeGoods or TJ Maxx.
THE THINGS I VALUE:
CREATING PHOTOS THAT REPRESENT YOU
GETTING YOUR SKIN TONE RIGHT
GROWTH & LEARNING
LIVING & LOVING LIKE JESUS
meet my family
Discussing mental health
Finding good deals
Keeping my bedroom clean
Making a good cup of coffee
Losing sleep over golf
Slow internet speeds
Putting a smile on your face
Asking for a treat
Talking through an entire movie
Eating his vegetables
Being away from his mama
MY OWN LOVE STORY
My husband, Bronson, and I met in Algebra II class when we were 15 years old! We dated on and off throughout high school, because I didn't know what I wanted (despite having the most loving, patient, adorable guy right in front of me). Senior year started and we weren't talking to one another. Randomly, Bronson's counselor switched his schedule and he got transferred into my English class — and the only empty seat was next to me! The first few days were really awkward, but as always, we were just drawn to one another. We started hanging out (and flirting) again. I promised him I wouldn't start dating him again until I knew for sure that I wouldn't break his heart once more. So, in February 2008, we began dating once again.
Fast forward 6 years later and we get married. Fast forward almost exactly 5 years later, and we welcome the most perfect human being into the world — our son, Atlas Theodor. He is a ball of energy and absolutely loves people. I'm not really sure how two laid-back people ended up with such a wild, social baby! He definitely keeps us on our toes!
nineteen years old!
our wedding day
our engagement shoot
first family photoshoot
my little love bug
we moved to the beach!
In case you didn't know already, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE COOKIES! I'm picky with my cookies though. They need to be freshly baked with a soft center and a slightly crispy edge. I don't do any of that Chips Ahoy, Famous Amos stuff!
I have a neurodivergent, 27-year-old brother with Autism.
I have such a special place for him in my heart.
I also work as a part-time psychiatric nurse. I'm super passionate
about mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding it.
I love Jesus, and my main goal in life is to
love others as He did — unconditionally.