I've gone snowboarding in Hawaii!!
Yes, you read that correctly. When we get lucky, there's enough snow on the Big Island to go have a winter adventure! There's no lifts, no resort, heck there's hardly a bathroom. It's a wild adventure, and I finally got to be part of it!
I equally love island hops and long trips! It has become tradition for me to travel during the holidays and through January so I can get my winter fix in, go snowboarding, and see my friends and family back home. I've been to over a dozen countries and counting. A couple of my fav places I've ever been: Japan and Ecuador!
Peter is my precious little one eyed pug, and my fav companion! Believe it or not this dog is quite the adventurer. He loves to hike, he tries his best at swimming, and he did fantastic on his first transpacific flight! He can be a handful, but the reward of seeing this dog happy is so worth it!
If you tell me you own a pet while you're inquiring, you better believe I will be asking for a photo!
After I graduated college with a degree in Photojournalism from UNT, I moved to Southern California to work in the motocross industry. I was based in San Clemente, but traveled to tracks all over the country to photograph races. After countless flights and practically living out of the RV, I decided to put some roots down in the 808 state!
Driving through the streets of Tokyo in a go kart, dressed as Yoshi.
There's nothing I love more than showing a couple who feels like they're "so awkward" that they're actually so freakin' adorable.
I take the time to get to know each of my couples and their stories to create an experience that is both comfortable and fun - and that's the secret sauce to my photography experience. I'm going to be that cool, calm and collected energy on your wedding day or portrait session while capturing all of those special moments that you are going to love reliving. And you can expect to hear me squealing "YASSS" when you look amazing, because I just can't help myself! I know when to step in and take control, and I know when to be unobtrusive and document real moments. I don't like to over pose, but I do provide direction to ensure that we are getting natural and fun images that are flattering for you. I am passionate about creating an experience that you are going to love as much as the final product!
I'm a Texas native, living the dream being based out of the island of Oahu! As a life long lover of all things beachy, I've found my happy place on the north shore! When I'm not traveling you can find me surfing, scuba diving, or just soaking up the sun. I love washing down a poke bowl with a Kona Big Wave and watching the sunset from the best seat in the house: on my board in the water. I'm an island girl cliché, and I'm not mad about it!
I'm pretty easy to win over, just quote The Office, Parks and Rec or Friends to me! I've been told I'm a pretty solid mix of Leslie Knope and April Ludgate, which is probs one of the greatest compliments I have ever received.
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