I have lived in Oregon my whole life and I don’t think I’ll ever leave the state. Maybe Washington, but we are so spoiled here with Oregon’s beauty. I’ve always had a love of the outdoors and a desire to explore. And it’s always with my camera in-hand. The way that you can not only experience beautiful places, but be able to document them and have that memory documented, is one of the most amazing gifts. And I love not only documenting my own adventures, but doing that for my couples.
Being able to hike and explore new places with my couples has been a dream, and I’m so thankful I get to call this my job.
My husband is the most handsome Irish man in the world, and we have four fur babies together: Three dogs, Finn, Ruby, and Riona, and our cat, Charlie. Yes, we plan on having three kids, so it will be a huge household. We got married in August of 2019 and we made sure we planned a chill, low key wedding. We rented out a huge campsite on the shore of Paulina Lake in Bend and had all of our closest friends and family camp out. That famous Oregon weather showed off and in the second week of August, in Bend, we had a thunderstorm. But, we were troopers and got married on the lake anyway. That’s what I love about weddings and elopements: they can be wherever you want, with whoever you want there, and you can do WHATEVER YOU WANT ON YOUR DAY.
I call myself an extroverted introvert - I make deep connections with small groups, or a few people in a large group, rather than lots of connections with a large group. I think most photographers are like that. We dive deep with our couples and their closest people, because we want to give them our all. I laugh A LOT, I’m an Enneagram 2, definitely a morning person over a night person, and I have a sweet tooth for Prince Puckler’s and good chocolate.
I studied Journalism at the University of Oregon and absolutely loved it. Sometimes I think about going back to get my Master’s just because I loved the J school so much, haha. Aside from wedding and elopement photography, I freelance write and photograph for outdoor companies. It’s a blast creating content for outdoor brands.
I’m always down for a campfire, s’mores, and good PNW beer. On my days off, you can find me hiking to alpine lakes or along a river with my husband and our pack. Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I will start singing Christmas carols November 1st. Sometimes I randomly play them in July (no joke, haha). I bake a damn good pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving, too.