As a photographer:
-I've never felt as comfortable in front of a camera as I do in front of yours-
-We like your wedding photography because it looks like it's about showing each couple and family in their own way-
I love making beautiful things for you. I love when you feel great about yourself. I love making art with you. I love for you to feel relaxed at a shoot.
Love is magic. After the first wedding I ever photographed I thought, "this...this is what I want to do forever...this is the absolute best thing". It is an honor for me to be chosen by you to photograph your family, your love, and your shenanigans, and to be entrusted with the care of your memories.
I've been focusing on weddings for about 5 years. Half of that time was spent in New Mexico, and half of that time has been here in Missoula.
As a person:
Family is the most important thing to me. When I find myself with extra time on my hands, I paint.
I'm from Virginia, but found my way to Missoula for college, where I met my husband. We left for NM for about 10 years. We moved back to Missoula from Albuquerque at the end of 2014. We have two boys, a giant dog, and two cats.
My husband is from Montana. I met him when we were in the UM geology program together. I fell down the stairs in the science building and he was outside the stairwell on that floor. I was fine. Mostly. We had a class or two together, but mostly we just kept running into each other in strange and memorable ways like that. Then we went to field camp at the same time and we were partners...we have been inseparable ever since.
Other fun facts about me:
I have a pretty serious addiction to companies who make handmade and/or vegan bath and shower products.
I went to college for Art right after high school but I wasn't quite ready to be an artist yet.
I used to be a Geochemist. I have degrees in both Geology and Spanish (University of Montana). And a Master's degree in Geochemistry (University of New Mexico).
Then I went for a PhD (UNM), passed my comps, finished my coursework, and... then I decided to be an artist again (and here we are...)
So I like science and math a lot.
I love baking. I like it the best when I can give it away so I don't eat it all.
I'm a huge geek for sci-fi and paranormal TV shows. I have some great friendships that started because of a mutual affection for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. haha
I love hot food. And especially green chile. The way to my heart is New Mexican food. ;)
I paint and occasionally I write as well.
I spent a semester of my undergrad in Oaxaca, Mexico, which is one of my favorite places in the world. The other way to my heart is Oaxacan food.
I really just like food a lot though. haha
I have a huge collection of silly t-shirts. And vans. And leggings.
I love dogs. So much. I have a Great Dane named Persephone (Sephie) who is almost 9 years old.
That's basically me. Whew. That was hard. Now let's talk about you...