Thrifty Thursdays

May 28, 2015


I don’t know if you know this about me but I LOVE THRIFT STORES. I feel like someone elses trash is DEFINITELY MY TREASURE. The only problem with thrift stores is that you can sometimes buy stuff you don’t need but THATS OKAY!
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I have had a love affair with thrift stores since I was around five. I began going with my mom to yard sales. My mom, her good friend, and her son (my age) would all go together. Honestly, I didn’t really have a choice. I just remember always picking up stuffed animals. There was once a time where I had enough stuffed animals to cover my twin bed and the space around it. Wild huh? As I got older I refused to go to the yard sales but the need for junk was still burning inside of me. I eventually developed a love for the Goodwill. Then it escalated into vintage stores. I never got into Ebay but that is probably a good thing and I saved myself from a newfound addiction. Going to a thrift store is almost like a challenge. Sometimes I go in with a mission and find what I am looking for and more – – SUCCESS!! A lot of the time I just go to see WHAT I can find. I am always secretly hoping to find something vintage. When I hold something vintage in my hand my heart skips a beat. It’s as if the object has a mind of its own, it’s nostalgic. I feel as if there are so many memories wrapped up into one object that I know nothing about. It’s a mystery that I will never know and that excites me! Its a thrill and I LOVE IT. Last week I found these beautiful vintage items at Goodwill; A Post Magazine that was released after JFK died, and a classic bridal headpiece. When I found these two I thought, “SCORE!”. Not only were they vintage but they were a bargain (in my opinion). The magazine was $2.00 and the bridal piece was $5.00. It doesn’t get much better then this!

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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! 


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