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.
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.
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.