I have been married to my best friend, James for almost 3 years now! Our wedding day was my favorite day ever. My favorite part was our first-look. We got to goof off, hug each other, and spend an uninterrupted hour together. Marriage is one of life's greatest blessings and joys. Especially when you get to do it with your best friend!
I have been a full time wedding photographer for over 3 years now!! It is an absolute dream job and I still find myself in shock that I get to say it's mine! I started out just taking photos of UA graduates and then got blessed to shoot my first wedding in 2017. By 2018 I was shooting 15 weddings, 2019 was 25, and 2020 is up to 26!
I am so blessed to have such an incredible support system in my family! From family game nights to sitting around the dinner table long after we've finished eating just to talk, family is one of the most important things in my life. I have two amazing parents, two incredible brothers and two super sweet sisters! You can usually find us visiting in the living room, playing a board game or outside having a little corn-hole competition.
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do! Unlike most people, I love an early alarm clock and a rush through security to catch your flight. I love the take off and I love the landing! James and I dedicated 2019 to our year of travel! We went over 10 big trips!! Italy, Seattle, Alaska, San Diego, LA, The Grand Canyon, Chicago, New York, Disney World, Disney Land, Jamaica! It was a year to remember!
James and I have a sweet little goldendoodle named Coast!! Funny story, Coast is named after a mountain range, not the actual coast. The original spelling of his name, and how you spell the mountain range is Koste. Unfortunately, people were mispronouncing his name as (Cost-a). So we simplified it to Coast.
He's the sweetest, cuddliest little guy you'll ever meet! He also loves a good selfie!!
Weddings are my main focus and what I am most passionate about. I spend about 25-30 of my weekends during the year shooting weddings. My favorite part of the wedding day is the first dance at the reception. There is so much joy and love happening in that moment!
A photographer's role on your wedding day is an important one. It could be argued that your wedding day photographer will be the most important vendor you hire. Your marriage and your images are all you will have left after that day comes and goes. Which is why I know this investment is a significant one. I also know that the connection between you and I is equally as important.
On your beautiful wedding day, I will arrive as you and your girls get hair and makeup done. I'll be with you throughout the entire rest of the day. Usually I am the last one you see as I stick my head in the exit car for one final shot. This is why I believe you and I should be more than just a simple transaction.
I want to walk alongside you through your engagement season. Be there for you and cheer you on as you enter into this beautiful thing called marriage.
If I have to rank my favorite characters, Michael Scott would obviously take first place. Kelly or Erin is a close second.
I totally realize this is going to seriously offend some people. I have just never really understood the hype. To be fair, I probably haven't given it a good try!