LET'S PRETEND WE JUST HUGGED AND NOW I'M BEAMING A SMILE AT YOU!
I love LOVE and it takes a lot of restraint to not end every sentence with an exclamation point! Especially because I am a newlywed myself! My best friend, cat daddy, and the love of my life, Joe and I got married on 3.1.2020 at the Acre in Orlando.
It’s just a day! A few hours! A party! I’ve seen at least hundreds of weddings and I’m always struck by the magic of all the puzzle pieces coming together and then how it all vanishing as fast as it materialized. I was worried it would be even more of a transient experience as the actual bride.
That’s why I’m so passionate about photography, I love having the power to freeze time and hold onto a moment forever. I’ve never been more relieved to be both so wrong and so right about my own wedding.
Did it fly by? Yes! But it was so much more than a party. It was a realized intention, beyond anything I could have imagined, and the embodiment of every cliche-in the best way EVER.
Real talk though; by the week of the wedding I was starting to seriously doubt whether the stress of planning was even going to be worth it.
SO much time, energy and resources go into being a small business. Personally, I have had to uncover and highlight what I do best. Then tackle (and maintain) all of the behind the scenes work to be able to serve my clients best. As much as I wish my work could do ALL the speaking for itself, the reality is that I work with people and they want to know me. Which shouldn't be a surprise, because I want to know them.
Every year I make it a point to get out from behind the camera to practice what I preach and make portraits of myself. Visual communication is obviously what I believe to have the strongest impact. I know what it takes to communicate who you are and what you love so that you can connect.
Trust me, dive in and the more often you jump the sooner you will fall in love with the camera and the power it holds. Don't give me any fat phobic or ageist nonsense! I'm here to show you, and everyone else just how awesome you already are. LFG!
• I am the oldest of 3 kids
• I went to the Junior Olympics in the 90's
with my synchronized swimming team
• I walked on the UCF Women's Rowing team
• Earned my Bachelor of Fine Art's degree from UCF in 2008
• I'm OBSESSED with our two black cats Draper & Moira
• I lived in Australia for a year over 2011-2012 before starting AHP
• I've traveled to Bali, Australia, Chile, Thailand, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, Wales, St Lucia, Turks & Caicos, and Iceland. Cannot wait to go to Italy in May 2022!
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Anti-Racism Action Plan
Yup, that's right - I just got married and documented EVERYTHING. Start browsing now!
Fully experience our wedding as we got ready - all the little details from our invites to first look.
The emotionally-charged ceremony complete with an ivy backdrop and smoke bombs!
A champagne and oyster bar, choreographed dance and the coolest party ever? We know how to party!
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