"I'm going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life."
I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Augusta, GA. I've always loved photography. From a young age I enjoyed making off with my parents digital camera and taking pictures of random things, but I never planned on being a wedding photographer. My plan was always to become a pianist. However, my junior year of high school I had a career ending wrist injury and all my plans went up in flames. I floundered around for the rest of high school trying to figure out what my new passion would be. I've always been a creative person, so I spent some time dabbling in some different mediums... one of which was photography. I had a friend that was a wedding photographer and decided on a whim to text her and ask if I could tag along on a wedding. She said yes! That Saturday, my life changed. It's hard to fully describe the magic that is a wedding day. Is it crazy and hectic sometimes? Yes. Is every moment glamorous? No. But watching two people make the commitment to stay together forever is one of the most emotional things I think you can witness. These are moments you will only get to experience once, you don't get a second wedding day! That's why I do what I do. The fact that my couples trust me to capture these monumental moments in their lives is one of the greatest honors I think someone could ever give me; and it's one I don't take lightly. I don't want you to be just my client. I want to be your friend, to get to know you so that I can share your story in the most authentic way possible and serve you both as individuals and as a couple to the very best of my ability. These moments are once in a lifetime... and they should be captured so that you can remember them for the rest of your life.
At one point in my life my plan was to be a piano performance major in college. I had a wrist injury my junior year of high school and was never able to pursue that dream. After 4 years, 7 doctors, 5 x-rays, 1 MRI, and a surgery I was finally diagnosed and successfully treated for a detached ligament. While I would never want to live those years again... I'm thankful that they happened. Everyday I get stronger and I will never take the use of my hand for granted again.
Senior year in high school, I got a job at a local bookstore. I liked reading before I worked there, but that place made me a complete bibliophile. Sometimes I had to leave my debit card at home on payday, just to make sure I wouldn't spend it all before I made my car payment... and I would still consider myself a bibliophile! I read as often as can and I'm always looking for reccomendations!
I currently live two minutes from Chick-fil-a and if there is anything I have learned from living that close, it's that sometimes I have absolutely no self restraint. It's just sooo close... and the fries are sooo good... it's the perfect late night pick me up when you're trying to get through a mountain of editing.
You know how people joke about those Aunts that are ridiculously obsessed with their niece or nephew? Yea... that's me. I currently have over 600 pictures of her on my phone. I was in the room when Ellie was born, I photographed her first breath, and I heard her first cry. They say a baby completely changes the mother's life, but it totally changed mine too.
I love flowers. I'm not picky about my flowers either. I'm just as happy with a bouquet that comes from the grocery store as I am with the beautiful arrangements that come from a florist. But no matter where they come from, if you send me peonies... I'll love you forever.