A Little About Me...
It's pretty obvious I love all things furry and foresty. I'm a Pacific Northwest transplant from South Texas currently residing in Moscow, ID. I fell in love with the waterfalls, rolling hills, and wildlife in this area. There's a very real chance I'll see a Moose whenever I'm shooting. That alone is enough to keep me here forever. I'm in my happy place when I'm surrounded by trees, under an overcast sky, with a camera in my hands, capturing two people madly in love.
I'm a die-hard romantic. I'm obsessed with scented candles. I would be happy eating tacos every day for the rest of my life. I love the Harry Potter series an unhealthy amount. I married the best man in the whole world (like, ranked, the best). I once saw Tim Allen do a stand-up comedy set. It was weird. I've taken 1st place in Equestrian competitions. The PC I use for editing could power a small country. I have two dogs, Message and Amaterasu (Ammy, for short). I also have two cats, China and Icarus (Mean-Fat-Cat-Who-Terrorizes-Everyone-Else-In-The-House-But-He-Can-Be-Funny-Sometimes-So-We-Keep-Him-Around, for short). I couldn't tell you how many times I've watched Parks & Recreation in its entirety. I'm genuinely afraid of ghosts. My husband had to build me giant custom shelves from scratch to hold all my books. I enjoy a good craft beer, but moscato d'asti is my drink of choice. I will always choose a farm-to-table restaurant if given the option. Backpacking is my jam. I'm on the Board of Directors at my local Humane Society.
And I really want to shoot your wedding.
What Inspires Me and My Work?
In a word, authenticity.
I'm inspired by brides who aren't afraid to hike a mountain or cross a river to get the perfect shot, dress be damned. Who are excited by the idea of having the ceremony at a location only accessible by boat. By grooms who'll let themselves cry when they see their soulmate walking down the aisle towards them. By couples who believe that while a traditional church wedding may work for some, only the truly unique and authentic will suffice for them. Because their wedding should be like the connection they share: one of a kind. I'm inspired by two people who want to look through a wedding album filled with real, natural moments of genuine emotion, not stiff posing and fake smiles. By couples who'll be okay with me texting super often reminding them how crazy excited I am for their big day. I'm inspired by the incomparable, breathtaking majesty of nature. And by people who understand exactly what I mean when I say that. I'm inspired by silly references, inside jokes, knowing glances, and surprise embraces.
But most of all, I'm inspired by couples that are completely, ridiculously, out-of-their-minds in love with each other.
If that sounds like you, then let's get together and talk. I want us to create something unforgettable.