I completed my associate’s degree in mass communication at Walters State Community college in 2014. From there I moved to Cleveland, TN to finish my bachelor’s degree in advertising and minor in photography at Lee University by 2016. Those years were major training ground for me where I developed my shooting and editing style. Since then, I married the man of my dreams and started working by day as a copywriter for a private advertising agency.
Now onto the interesting stuff. I’m a small, quirky and easygoing Tennessee girl with a taste for adventure and a love for food. In my spare time, I'm trying new recipes, thrifting at antique stores, visiting my local farmer's market, writing music and adventuring with my husband and adopted fur baby Gracie. Our little family loves to meet new people, explore what the beautiful southeast has to offer, and to tell the stories of all the wonderful people we meet along the way.
An impactful time for me was when I had the privilege to serve on a missions team in England in 2015 where I was able to pour into the lives of students through music and relationship-building. In that short time, I had to make myself completely vulnerable and share my story of what Christ has done in my life. I quickly learned that’s the best way to connect with others. My life philosophy is to be genuine, authentic and serving because I believe that’s how God uses us to make a difference in the world. Each of us has special gifts and talents that God gives us to use to share his love and grace. That is my mission as a photographer and Christ-follower. I want each person I meet to know that they are loved and important. Each story I have the privilege of telling plays an integral part in this life we live and each one deserves to be told in a beautiful way.
Growing up, I had a lot of insecurities and struggles that made me doubt my value and worth. I quickly compared myself to others and deemed myself as less than, that my story wasn't good enough to be told. I tried to fill that void in empty relationships, vanity, rebellion and addiction and nothing could fulfill the longing in my heart that only Christ could sustain and provide. Some of you may be in the same situation or have recently overcome those strongholds. My journey has led me to a point of grace that is overwhelmingly freeing and I want others to achieve that and celebrate their journeys as well! Photography is an amazing way to document the milestones, achievements and celebrations in your life that deserve a voice. You deserve to have your story told.
That’s where I come back in the picture! (or technically behind it) I would be honored to walk alongside you on your life’s journey, not just as a photographer, but as a friend in Christ. It is my privilege to serve you and tell your story in a special way. I promise I’m not always this serious, but I take my job seriously as well as the stories I tell. But trust me, I can be silly too! Just to prove it, I’m eating a hunk of Gouda cheese as I write this. I look forward to meeting you and celebrating life with you!