I’m passionate about bringing your photos to life in the real world! I want to help you get your photos off of your hard drive and onto the wall. Thus, I ADORE designing albums. Each session comes with an online viewing gallery where you can select your favorite photos and order prints and other wall art for your home. I am a curator at heart and if you have a custom print project you’d like help with — I’m your girl! Let’s dream big with these prints and fill your walls with unforgettable photos!
I like natural photos that are beautiful and honest (“natural” is part of my business name!). When making photographs (and magic), I work out of poses that flatter and prompts to get you moving. The result is a balance of gorgeous portraits and fun candids. Each session and wedding is a little bit different, and thus, I work with the location, light and mood on each shoot to create a unique experience.
My delivered product includes a mix of candids and posed shots, images that include you looking at the camera and many that do not. I also love finding beautiful, outdoor locations for shoots. Some of my favorite spots include Thunderhill Overlook, the Lump, Beacon Heights, and Moses Cone -- the Blue Ridge Parkway offers lots of options!
I believe that great photography is an experience. With my work, I aim for my couples to have fun, laugh, and experience just how fun a photography session can be.
I love capturing moments between people. My superpowers are connecting to others, finding beauty in everything and channelling passion into my creative ventures. Thus, getting to know others personally and being able to witness and capture moments of emotion, love and mirth really feeds my soul.
I’m a very determined person and I am passionate about my work and my business. I also believe that working hard should be followed up with playing hard. For me, that means weekends off, long hikes and time spent making art. My friends and community are also very important to me. However, I am an introverted extrovert so down time and reflection is equally as important.
The #1 thing that drives me as a wedding photographer is that I love getting to know people. My clients often wind up as friends and follow me on social media where we can connect, share ideas and also stay in touch. I meet people easily and I’m pretty good at going with the flow. Thus, while I provide a service and a unique style, I love rising to the challenge of my clients’ vision of their wedding day and thrive in a collaborative environment.
While I currently call the Western North Carolina mountains my home, I’m originally from just outside of New Orleans, LA. The open, artsy and mystical vibe of New Orleans all play into who I am. So naturally, I love getting to know new people and having an impromptu beer or coffee is as natural as saying hello.
I left Louisiana in 2005 and spent the next 10 years in the Durham, NC area getting a degree in Fine Art and Art History at UNC-CH. During my time in the Art Department in Chapel Hill, I fell in love with fine art and film photography and found my niche. Durham and the Triangle were awesome, but they lacked something that is fundamental to who I am — proximity to nature and the adventurous spirit! Thus, in 2016 I parted ways with Durham and moved to Boone, NC.
In the NC mountains, I’ve worked to build the life that I’ve always wanted. I’m happily settled into a groove of photography with a rich home-life with my partner Jason, our spirited blue-nosed pitbull Remi and the newest addition to our family a Russian blue kitten named Artemis. I’ve also cultivated an extremely talented and dedicated friend group of other fellow wedding vendors via High South Event Professionals. I'm so grateful everyday that I’ve found a path that is alignment with my values — creativity, connection and passion.
When I’m not making photos, I can be found nerding out about business, making art or music, getting moving through yoga or hiking, or snuggling with my partner and animals on the sofa.
I am SO grateful that you are here and interested in me and in my work! Thank you for being here and I look forward to collaborating with you soon :)