I once was a nurse... until I wasn't...
I can't tell you how long it's been since I first picked up a camera. As a kid, I remember vividly the disposable film cameras that were a staple product of my mom's bag. Wherever we went, she had one or provided me with one. I would be lying if I said I don't have a few boxes of photo prints from all the years of developing those cameras. It was during those years of my life that I developed a sense of respect and awe for freezing a moment, a memory, an event regardless of how perfect or imperfect the film caught it.
I was a young nursing student, studying my way to RN when I got my first "fancy" camera. It was a Canon Rebel (the very first digital edition in the Rebel series.) My very first "session" with that camera was with my roommate and her then-boyfriend-now-husband. That session was the one where I fell in love with photographing couples.
I worked in the nursing field as a RN for 6 years before my husband, Josh, and I had our first son, Joah. After lots of thought and consideration, we agreed we were making the best choice for our family... I entered a new season and life position, a.k.a stay-at-home-mom. One-by-one the stones began to fall into place; I say it all the time that I have no doubt that it all has been a Jesus thing. As doors opened, I walked through. Shortly after the birth of our second son, Judah, (2018) what I considered my long time hobby, was reborn into a business. I'm incredibly proud of my background in Nursing and despite not actively working in the field, I will forever keep my license up to date (my fellow nurses know the school and work is far too hard to just let it go!)
I feel incredibly blessed to be doing work within the creative landscape that I love. So instead of nursing documentation, I document wedding days and the seasons in the lives of families.
Photo Journalist and Guide. . . that's how I would describe my approach.
A few things I'm currently obsessed with are:
-Nordstrom & REI
-Parisian Coffee Shop Tunes
-a great romance novel
-Cookbooks with pretty images (Joanna Gaines)
-Gardening(and all the gardening/homesteading books -- pretty images in them are a bones!)
I should probably explain that a little...