ABOUT

Great Gatsby 1920s styled wedding

STUNNING PHOTOS

THAT FILL YOUR WALLS AND REMIND YOU OF LIFE’S SWEETEST SEASONS? THAT’S MY SPECIALTY. 

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I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

I began capturing images on film at the age of 13 when my baby sister was born. The limited amount of images on a roll of film forced me to put my camera phone down and really observe the beauty in the world, and the people around me.

Whenever I pick up my camera, I strive to create beautiful and emotional images that tell a story and showcase the beauty of both the people in the images and the connection between them. 

Even with it’s ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can’t wait to create images to show that!

bride and groom, Applachian View, Grandfather Mountain, Air Haven Limo
bride and groom sitting in a classic car in the summertime
bride and groom under veil

i’ve lived in avery county, NC, my entire life. it is the most beautiful place in the world and I love photographing weddings here. congratulations on choosing to be married in the mountains!

check out my other Super Powers

I got my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Appalachian State University in Communication Disorders. My official title as a speech-language pathologist is M.A., CCC-SLP (A photographer and SLP? It’s an awesome combo…what? Keep reading.)  

  • Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of Excellence in 2000
  • Oak Hill Elementary Teacher of the Year 2005
  • Banner Elk Elementary Teacher of the Year 2007
  • Exceptional Children’s Teacher of Excellence 2010
  • Crossnore Elementary teacher of the Year 2015
  • Employee of the Year for Student Support Services 2019
  • Crossnore Elementary Teacher of the Year 2022

What does this have to do with photography and why should YOU care?

  • I create beautiful portraits.
  • I work well with people and they like me. 

This benefits YOU by ensuring you have a positive experience with your wedding photography or portrait session.

  • I shot my first wedding on film in ’96
  • I have over two decades of experience working with adults, parents, and children in pre-k thru high school. This adds to my skillset for giving simple directions to get people in place for wedding formals, to get kids to interact for family portraits, to not get frustrated if the flower girl is crying and the ring-bearer is picking his nose, or if your baby niece or nephew has a blowout just before family formals….  🙂 

YOU want to work with someone who is

  • skilled in photography
  • kind
  • relatable

Extra Bonus: When you work with me, you get to hear about my nephew Zeke. He is the best thing ever. 🙂 

LOOKING FOR IMAGES THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL AND EMOTIVE?

AND A PHOTO EXPERIENCE THAT IS AS EASY AS CHECKING INTO A FIVE STAR HOTEL?

You’re in the right place.

I value taking the time to get to know each couple and family that I work with so that I can best tell the story of their lives. Get ready to fill your walls with images that make you smile for years to come.

flat lay with butterflies, orange slices, skeleton keys, hot pink, salmon

the heart

BEHIND THE IMAGES

My mom and dad first met each other in early elementary school. Now, they’ve been married for more than 50 years and are still going strong.  

My parents have always been a beautiful example of love and marriage. They’ve been through highs and lows as we all experience. Photos remind us of the strength, courage, and hope that reside in each of us the way few other things can.

are you ready to capture your story?

mountaintop wedding ceremony
ring bearer with lollipop
bride and groom dip in front of venue

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senior girl portrait session, avery county high school

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bridal bouquet with autumn colors
happy bride with bouquet

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