Photographer Extraordinaire  & #boss

      I graduated high school, and was working at your local Mcdonald’s and in school for photography. 😂  I clearly wasn’t living my best life at MCD but the consistent paycheck was nice and exciting as a young adult in school. I’ve always been a creative person who loved to hustle. I never in a million years saw myself working as a wedding photographer, I knew I loved photography, lines, and colors but I never wanted to photograph people. LOL RIGHT? So funny to type that now.

      College really pushed me to start working with subjects like people, and I took a really strong interest in fashion photography and working with models. The environment was really fast paced, and exciting. It took me a few years after graduating college, a few really bad family sessions and a few other mediocre photographer experiences, but I finally found my niche’ in wedding photography.  It was a great blend of a lot of different inspirations in one day. Meeting couples, getting to know their stories, creating a friendship and delivering an over-the-top experience for people has really been my specialty, sprinkled with a gallery of beautiful wedding images.

      HAPPY NEW BEGINNING!!! In March 2017 I quit my day job and have been pursuing photography full time. I divide my time between Florida, NYC and take on a handful of destinations each year. Although this lifestyle sounds pretty CRAZY I’m really excited about my growing business and the opportunities to meet so many incredible people. I am determined to show my daughter what it looks like to embrace your strength and work for the things you want in life. My hobbies other than photography include spending time with my daughter, #treatyoself days, wine + tequila (but not together…that would be weird), and did I mention jamming to BSB lolol

      When I moved to Tampa, it was to attend school for photography. I knew I wanted to shoot, maybe for National Geographic someday but not people, DEFINITELY NOT PEOPLE(lol). I saw how transactional the communication was/ felt with another wedding photographer one day- and thought ‘are all wedding photographers so cut and dry?’ Boastfully I thought ‘MAN I CAN DO THAT, AND DO IT BETTER’ LOL and so- that is where my wedding photography journey really blossomed. In that one ‘just ok’ exchange. I love everybody, I am naive in the sense where I think that everybody wants to be my friend(and I want to be theirs!), and more importantly I really love making other people feel good. The crazier the world gets the more I feel the need to make others feel good, and the only way I truly know how to do that is to photograph them.

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