effortless Wedding photography for free-spirited couples full of life

Joyful and organic imagery that pulls you back into your romance again and again. Be with the people who matter most and immerse yourself in the connections your day brings together. You can rest easy knowing your photographs are in the hands of a trusted photographer. 

Discover your moments captured with intentional focus and soulful artistry. I’ll be there to watch it unfold in my frame and capture the way your love will stand the test of time. It is my greatest joy to photograph a genuine reflection of you two. 



I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 




They say big things come in small packages right? That's me. A 4’11’’ ball of spunk.I see life with the cup half full and focus on the positive side of life. I’m people-obsessed, and have never met a stranger. In fact, I probably make a new friend on a daily basis (Sheesh, my family can't take me anywhere, lol).

Did I mention I love animals? So much that you can find me feeding the birds and squirrels in the backyard, or spooning on my floor with my labradoodle, Hokie. When I say that I want you to have your dog in your wedding, I really mean it! 

When I’m not shooting weddings I’m spending time with my beautiful family that God has blessed me with: My type A, engineer husband who is my rock and biggest fan. Opposites attract right? He reels me in when I’m getting too wild, and I help his wild spirit break free. Our favorite thing in this world to do (besides canoodling at a coffee shop or dining at the latest and greatest restaurant) is taking long evening walks in the neighborhood with our daughter, son and pup.

If I wasn’t a wedding photographer I’d be walking the back alleys of NYC documenting people. I love a good stranger with a compelling story! I’d also be a fashion photographer. I have a real love for outlandish, obscure fashion and find myself drooling over vintage Vogue and Harper’s Bizarre magazines. Even though fashion is close to my heart you will probably only find me in pair of ripped jeans and a band tshirt, oh yea, and a hat…..there MUST ALWAYS be some sort of hat. 

 I’m a product of the 80’s and 90’s and am obsessed with all things vintage and old. I hold nostalgic moments close to my heart and take pleasure in all things related to my childhood whether that be a toy or tv show.I’m an avid thrifter and jump at the chance to find a good treasure. My favorite pastime is curling up on the couch and finding a good 80’s movie that I have seen at least a billion times or enjoying a vintage cd of my favorite artist and singing at the top of my lungs in my car. 

My heart resides in the west coast of California and my soul takes frequent daydreams to Jamaica. I love a good beach breeze, tall palm trees and a steel drum beat. I went on my honeymoon to Jamaica and haven't been the same since. 

When you meet me I’ll probably give you a hug, but that's the southern girl in me. I’ll find a way to encourage you to be the best you can be. I’m not afraid to dive into your life’s story because I believe in authenticity- so get ready, we're
going deep! 


FINE ART IMAGES with character

I take on many hats to give you the utmost experience; artist, director, storyteller, friend, confidant, injected with a little heart. I'm not only going to help direct your day, but hold your hand, and let you happy cry on my shoulder. The result all of all this is fine art images, with soul and character. 



I'm obsessed with my labradoodle, "Hokie". If you can't tell from his name I'm also a Virginia Tech fan!

Kickin' it with the fam - my favorite people.

Thrifting is one of my favorite past times. I love anything that is old and tells a story. Btw, LA has the best thrift stores!

Dreaming about the California sun.

Creating abstract art. I'm inspired by
Warhol & Basquiat.

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

—  Aaron Siskind 

our clients

Have a zeal for life,  lovers of nature, and travel ENTHUSIASTS who embrace
every moment

Salt Life


VT Hokies



Car Singing




Abstract Art


Mushroom & Onion Pizza


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