I am your resident gentle giant trying my best & making one too many dad jokes along the way. I am the proud owner of this little slice of the internet since 2017 where I get to share all of the love stories and fabulous people I encounter in Ohio & beyond.
I live in a small town called Independence located just south of Cleveland with my husband, Dave. Together we’ve flipped a 1920s rental home into our little bohemian oasis. It is filled with our two Chocolate labs named Penny & Oliver, candles in every room and photos of our travels to the mountains. Our pillows may be covered in puppy fur and our kitchen is more often than not a hot mess express, but it’s our home.
I photograph love stories. But at the core of it all I am just a chatty person who wants to know who you truly are. I feel like sometimes wedding photographers can get a bad rep because we are an investment (a big one) and it doesn’t always seem worth it. Well, I am here to say that every ounce of my heart goes into documenting your love story. I say ‘love stories’ in place of wedding days because it goes far beyond the celebrations on a single day.
The memories created on your wedding day carry far beyond the first dance, exchanging of rings and the heartfelt speeches from your loved ones. These are the moments you want to remember in 10 years when you’re showing off your images to your children. When you can look back at a photo of you holding hands and remember what it felt like to embrace your partner tightly in front of your loved ones on the day you said “I do.”
Quietly chatting with your grandma, sharing a laugh with your college friends or your nieces dropping petals down the aisle way: these moments are so little but are so beautiful. That is why I dedicated my career to love stories and documenting them.
I am here for you. I got your back. I am advocating for you.
Wedding planning can be chaotic. It can bring out stressors you didn't know existed. But you know what: it will all be okay. You will get to marry your person. And you can trust I am here to make sure it is the most incredible, special and love-filled day for you both.
I can't control everything, but I can make sure the photography process is seamless.
And in case you were curious...I adore being an aunt. I am starting a podcast in 2019 about the human experience & all the beautiful mess that comes along with it. I drink my coffee at room temperature. I absolutely adore my husband & our life together. I have an affinity for hiking & our National Parks. I'm clumsy and I curse like a sailor. But I love fiercely and I cherish my community.
I think its important that you know a little snippet about me. Why you may ask? Because in order for us to work together we need to get along. This is just the surface for me, but I figure it gives you a little insight into my life and why I adore my job and the people who I work with.
My promise to you is that I will document your love story in its own unique way. I won’t make you two into anything you are not. As the years go by and you begin to grow old I want you to look back at your photos and experience a flood of emotions that bring you back to your big day. The love between the two of you - that is what matters most.
If you want to tell your story, I'm in.