shout out to Levi Tijerina for our wedding photos above.

 

why hello there...

 

To tell my journey of photography and why I love what I do, I have to start with my other half, Adam.

Adam and I met a few years after I moved to Kansas City. I was in the midst of finishing grad school and trying to find a job when I asked if he could help me with a video project (since he has some stellar production skills). I was pretty adamant about graduating and moving to a bigger city but the video project turned into friendship which turned into dating which turned into moving to Colorado and now we get to bug each other until we're old fogies.

P.S... Thank you universe, you really know what you're doing.

During our time of dating, my then-profession was just getting me by in adulthood and my soul was craving something more, something bigger. Adam had noticed that I had a spirit for capturing people, moods, places, surroundings and he subtly began bringing home from work a range of cameras and lenses for me to try out. Then one Christmas, Adam got me my very own camera (probably a good idea so I wouldn't keep confiscating his work ones at this point). And I'll never forget that feeling... the hope to capture all that was ahead and eagerness to fully accept what had been knocking for some time.

Simply put, photography for me is based around love. It's the driving force for all things authentic, real and full of life. Whether it's love for self, love for one another, love for travel or love for a craft... that's what it really comes down to. 

 so IF YOU'RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING... THE UNSCRIPTED, LETTING THE STORY UNFOLD AS IT WILL, EMBRACING THE authentic... THEN YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY.

Because I aim to capture just that. The emotion, the understated moments, the genuine events around a wedding day, an elopement, a portrait session and so. To capture moments just as they are so you can truly admire them for a lifetime.