I have had a camera in my hand as long as I can remember. I may have learned to press the shutter button before I could walk. HA! Okay that may be a stretch, but I have been creating pictures for a very long time. My grandmother taught me how to shoot on a Canon 35mm SLR film camera, then she showed me how to develop and make prints in her basement darkroom. Which is incredibly awesome! That was when I was 12 years old. I have never put the camera down since. Photography is something I am truly passionate about, and I believe that passion shows in the images I make. I enjoy the challenge of visual storytelling, and look forward to telling the story of your big day!
10+ years of Photography Skills and Knowledge
7 years of photojournalism experience with daily/weekly/monthly outlets including:
Lexington Herald Leader
The Associated Press
Charleston Post and Courier
Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Kentucky.
Currently attending pharmacy school at the Medical University of South Carolina
KNPA – Kentucky News Photographers Association
ONPA – Ohio News Photographers Association
Hobbies & Interests
Other than the obvious (photography), I love all things outdoors. Hiking, biking (road and mountain), surfing, paddle boarding, camping, etc. There is just something about being outdoors that makes me happy!
I also enjoy traveling. Between personal travel and my time spent enlisted in the Coast Guard I have been fortunate enough to have visited over 25 different countries. If I had to pick a favorite it would have to be Spain. The people. The food. The history. The scenery. It was all just so amazing.
I also happen to be a big fan of college sports (Go Wildcats! Go Volunteers!!…. It’s a long story, I’ll explain if you really want to know).