I began my career after graduating with my photography degree from Webster University in St Louis. My then partner and I photographed and filmed weddings professionally throughout the Midwest. But then my brother died. And then I got divorced. And then my second brother passed away. . .
I found myself in a dark place and I hung up my camera. I worked for a few years at a nonprofit called The Whole Person, helping advocate for people with disabilities. Being able to give back to the community possibly helped me more than it helped them.
Just kidding. I actually saw a therapist and did the hard work of self healing. In time, I was able to pick up my camera again and find joy in capturing other's joy. Then I met Kris and I finally found love again for myself.
This road hasn't been easy, but no good thing is. Heartache and pain remind us that the good things in life are worth giving a sh*t about.
I've been so blessed to have met an amazing amount of incredible people being a full time photographer these past many years. And I truly believe documenting love for others is my own way of being able to give back to the Universe.