My style is inspired by candid emotion, and I'm down for anything regarding your story. My goal is to capture the absolute crazy wild love between you both. I will pose you for traditional photos but focus on candid moments, as those are the moments you might not think about but feel with your heart, the images that mean everything. They show the beautiful connection you share; they will transport you to those memories and keep them alive forever.
Once I graduated from high school, I went to Cleveland State University for two years but did not feel challenged, so I applied to The Cleveland Institute of Art, where I finished school with a Fine Art degree four years later. I initially told myself I would not be a wedding photographer but needed the money for school. The older I got, the more I could relate to my clients and fell in love with capturing artistic/candid moments. The longer I was in school, the more I noticed my eye for wedding photography had evolved. I looked at concepts, subjects, and props differently than when I started. I used to get questioned or not taken seriously for going the commercial route at an art school or photographing couples, so this was my motivation at the time to show the artsy kids that weddings are another form of ART.
How can I describe myself besides being a caffeine addict, dog mama, and downtown living type of gal? While everyone wanted to be lawyers or doctors at the all-girls private high school I attended, I wanted to become a photographer. When I was 15, I had my quinceañera and saved the money to go to NYC and study at NYU during my summer break. I learned film and digital photography that summer and began shooting weddings shortly after that!
When I was a kid, I always loved looking through my parent's wedding albums. My favorite part was looking at not just my parents but everyone in my family and all their friends dancing and having fun. It was so cool to see how different they all looked. It amazes me whenever I look at it because everyone's aged so much, or some people aren't even here with us anymore. The fact that I get to photograph those memories for others excites me. I hope their kids/grandchildren or generations after look at my photos the way I look at my parents. Maybe my photos will encourage others to take up photography and go to school to learn the art. The legacy we leave behind is endless.