I am just a girl with a camera, pursing my dream. I grew up in a small one-square mile town where everyone knows everyone and now live right next door to my parents, with my twin sister, in my grandparents old farmhouse which is almost 150 years old! I come from a really close family where we still take family vacations together once a year and spend almost every Sunday afternoon together at my parent's house after church. I have an amazing mom and dad and two sisters, Stacy (my twin) and Crystal.
I love being a twin! My whole life I have had a built-in best friend who has been with me through it all. We both did softball, band and girl scouts together, and had almost all the same friends. If you are friends with one of us, its usually not too long until you're friends with the other as well. We are sort of a package deal, and she has even started working with me as my second shooter for weddings!
I am an outgoing person who loves to spend time with people, but I also love those nights where I can go home, sit on my couch, and relax while binge watching a show and editing photos. I am so thankful for the way the Lord has blessed my photography business and am excited to see what the future holds.
I have loved to read ever since I was a young girl. In high school, I read my first Jane Austen novel and have been hooked ever since. I am slightly obsessed with all things Jane Austen. I've read all of her novels, read several adaptations of her novels, and seen almost all the movies!
I love my family and am so thankful for the role models that God has placed in my life. Over the years we have made many memories together and I cannot wait to see what adventures lie ahead.
I'm not usually one for sweets but I love warm scented candles! Candles that smell like banana bread or some sort of cookie baking are great but gingerbread candles are my favorite. When you walk into my house you will most likely smell one of these candles burning.
I love dressing up! I have to dress up for work everyday, but no matter how dressed up I am you can usually find me wearing fun socks under my shoes. Socks with foxes on them, M&M's, colorful patterns; I love them all! <3 It's my way of expressing myself while still looking professional. lol
It may be weird to some people, but I LOVE rain storms. I love watching the clouds roll in across the sky, watching the wind pick up, and the rain turn from a drizzle into a downpour.
Those who are closest to me know that chocolate isn't my favorite, but I do love a cup of hot chocolate! My favorite way to drink hot chocolate is with marshmallows and extra whipped cream. Yum!
I love elephants and giraffes! Both animals are so big and magnificent, and I could watch them for hours. When I go to a zoo I HAVE to see the elephants and the giraffes if they have them.
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved helping my mom in her flower beds; planting the flowers, watering them, and watching them grow and bloom. When I moved into my house I created my own flower beds and started collecting pig figurines for my gardens. I'm not sure how the pig obsession started but I now own a "pig pen" as my sister says.
I LOVE Christmas! One reason is because of the Christmas lights! I love Christmas lights! I love driving around and seeing all the lights; I love the way they sparkle and shine, and I love when I can go home at night, turn off all the other lights in my house and just sit in the glow of the Christmas lights! Most importantly though, I love that it's the time of year when we celebrate the birth of Christ. One of my favorite things that my family does every Christmas morning is to read the story of Christ's birth before gifts are opened and activities begin, to help us remember the true reason for the season.
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I am a farm girl – born and raised, and agriculture photography is where I started my journey. Many photographers start out photographing flowers and butterfly’s, but my passion for photography started on the centennial farm where I grew up. From the large machinery, to the small nuts and bolts that hold everything together, the stories held within the small family farms have captured my heart and soul and have helped me to grow in my photography dreams.
I purchased my first DSLR camera my senior year of high school and spent hours driving around the back country roads photographing old barns, livestock, and my dad in his fields. Those drives were where I learned to appreciate light and composition, and to “see” what makes a photograph truly stunning.
My high school art teacher, Mr. Phillips, encouraged me to follow my passion and to turn it into a career. Thanks to him, and my supportive family I now own a successful photography business where I get to help my clients tell their stories. Whether you’re a high school senior getting ready to graduate and discover more about life, or a couple getting ready to say “I do”, I would love to help you capture those moments before they fade into memories.