About Me

Here’s my life, in a few snapshots:

I have loved photography since I was a child. Going through old photographs is still one of my favorite pastimes. That is me on the left.

I married my wonderful husband Mike in 2008 on a beach in Mexico. I loved the pictures from the wedding so much, I decided to purchase my own camera and start experimenting with photos of my own.

I have a flop-eared dog named Roxy who loves action almost as much as I do.

I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Texas, say “y’all” an average of 40 times per photoshoot, and sure don’t mind shooting a wedding in the middle of a North Carolina summer.

I moved to North Carolina for grad school in the Duke genetics program and fell in love with the entire state – especially the mountains and, of course, Durham.

I defended my PhD in Genetics and had a baby in the same week. I’m proud of my PhD, but I love photography. I started my business in 2009 and after graduating in 2014, I made this my full time career. Photographing families and weddings is the perfect job for me.
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I love adventuring with my daughter Evelyn – visiting the dinosaurs at the Museum of Life+Science, feeding ducks at Duke Gardens, exploring farms and pumpkin patches, and scouting out great locations for photo shoots.
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I discovered early in my creative explorations that still life photos weren’t for me. I wanted to photograph movement – especially the wild and unpredictable movement of children, families, and pets (and even goats!).

When families choose me to photograph special moments in their life, I feel honored and grateful. I want to return some of that gratitude by sharing my love for photography within the community.

Causes I have fundraised for and supported in the past include disaster relief, medical research, and animal rescue. I have also supported our local schools and offered photography sessions for children with serious illnesses.

Contact me

Let’s chat! Use the form below to get in touch.

Prefer the phone? That’s fine, too! Call or text me at 919-998-6886 

Available for wedding, engagement, family, newborn, maternity, and senior photography in the Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill area.