THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THAT WILL SAY YOU CAN'T MAKE A LIVING OUT OF SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO. BUT ARE YOU REALLY LIVING BY NOT DOING IT?" - OLAN ROGERS
SOME THINGS YOU MIGHT (OR MIGHT NOT) WANT TO KNOW
I order my iced lattes to go, even if I'm staying.
I'm on a desert island. First question. "Are there tacos here?"
My binge-watching shows of choice: NCIS and Parks and Recreation.
I'd choose mountains over the beach any day.
When all else fails: dance.
I broke my foot after tripping on a chair while celebrating Carli Lloyd's second goal in the 2015 World Cup. (I'm super passionate about soccer, clearly.)
I didn't go to college. I'm doing what I affectionately call a, "forever gap year."
I've never been one for the conventional path. When I was 20 years old, I packed up my life in Washington D.C. and moved to rural Oklahoma to live with my friend Kristen, her husband and their son in a (beautiful) house they were building because, well, I had wanted to live in Oklahoma for a while. (There's more to this story, obviously. Ask me about it sometime!)
I currently live an hour north-east of that beautiful house in downtown Tulsa. I was raised on the East Coast by a numbers-loving dad and a photography-loving mom. My first experience with taking photos was when I was 10 years old and my dad and I went to the Grand Canyon. I brought a panoramic film camera with me and captured the whole trip. (That's me down there, with the clown sleeping bag and khaki pants.)
Bits + pieces
It's not hard to make me happy, I'm all about that simple life. Mornings with my journal. Afternoons in a coffee shop. Tacos for dinner. Traveling is something I want to get better at doing, humanity is something I never want to stop learning about. I'm madly in love with Jesus. I moved to Oklahoma after believing for four years that I was supposed to move there. (This East Coast girl thought the Midwest was all flat and cowboy hats. I was wrong.) I've never felt more home in a place. I've been photographing weddings professionally for five years now, but I started my business when I was 15. (That's what happens when you're homeschooled and have lots of free time.) I picked up a camera and never looked back.
Your story matters to me, honest. If we meet up for coffee (or brunch or tea, whatever floats your boat) I want to hear what you're passionate about and what fulfills you the most. I'm not a huge fan of small talk, but we can chat about the weather if you really want to.