A few things about what I do:
Being around people and celebrating life is what I love! It means the absolute world to me to photograph a family, a group of friends, or a couple - to be able to freeze moments in time that will make you laugh or cry when you look back on them - nothing beats that.
I'm also passionate about helping small business owners. As one myself, and as someone who grew up within a family of entrepreneurs, I get super jazzed about helping small business owners succeed. I do that by getting to know you and your brand, then creating killer visual content that strengthens the voice of your business and gets you away from that stock imagey look.
Taking photos isn't enough. I want to get to know you!
We might not know each other yet, but I'm betting there are a ton of amazing things about you that I want to know! I serve you best when I know a bit about you, not just what you want me to photograph. What do you love to do? What are some of your favorite things? When you reach out, please tell me about yourself!
Hold up while I get emotional...
In 2016 my grandpa passed away. To be completely honest, I wasn't very close to him at the time. He was quiet and kept to himself in his old age. But I'll tell you what, I feel a much deeper connection with him now, and here's why: after he passed, I took on the responsibility of making a video about his life to show at his funeral. To do that, I poured over hundreds of photographs he had taken throughout his life, most of them from his time in the Navy or from his hunting and fishing trips. My grandpa was an amateur photographer and I hadn't even known it! In the time I knew him, he was a man that rarely smiled, but when I looked back at old photographs of him, I saw a sassy young dude. Those photographs made me laugh, and I instantly felt more connected to him. I'm telling you, that's some serious power those photos have, and that's why I love what I do.
A few things about who I am:
I snort when I laugh.
I could talk about astrology all day! In case you were wondering, I'm a leo. Cat's out of the bag. Yes, that's supposed to be a pun.
I'm really close with my family and I love hanging out with and getting to know other people's families.
I studied dance for eleven years, so if I photograph your wedding, I will definitely be there with you on the dance floor!
For three years I worked as a middle school supervisor. Pretty much no level of chaos can get to me now. Also, I love kids. They are some of my favorite people to photograph.
West Side Portland
World Cup Coffee in Powell's on W Burnside
Coffeehouse NW on W Burnside
Sterling Coffee Roasters on NW 21st
Tea Chai Té on NW 23rd
Ovation on NW Overton
Behind the Museum Cafe on SW 10th
Revolución Coffee House on SW 6th
East Side Portland