A SNIPPET OF MY STORY
I took a solo trip to Hawaii for my 29th birthday back in 2009. It was a pretty big deal to me because I hadn’t ever done anything like that before. I mean, I didn’t even take my first plane ride until 2007! As I aimlessly drove all over Oahu up and down Highway 1 in my rented, red jeep, I experienced a sense of freedom that I had never felt before. Little did I realize at the time that this trip would end up changing my life forever. During my visit to Hawaii, I discovered that I craved more freedom in my everyday life, not just while I was on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It was then that I made a promise to myself while on that island that I would make my life better by pursuing what I was most passionate about in this world.
“At that point, the universe made it glaringly obvious as to what I was supposed to do next.”
Upon my return home, I began making preparations to leave my office job so that I could make my long-held dreams of becoming a full-time photographer a reality. It was difficult for me to think about leaving a job that has supported me for five and a half years, not to mention the comforts of a regular paycheck, but I was determined to do it anyway regardless of the risks involved. In the end, my boss made it easy on me by laying me off without warning just 4 short months after I got back from Hawaii, which, coincidentally, was also two weeks before my vacation to Puerto Rico. At that point, the universe made it glaringly obvious as to what I was supposed to do next.
Six years later, here I am doing what I love, working for myself as a full-time photographer and graphic designer! This is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing, and I am truly honored that couples and families choose me to capture their most epic and everyday adventures. That feeling of freedom I experienced while in Hawaii is something I strive for each and every day, and it’s my mission to create an environment for my couples so that you will feel that same sense of freedom when you work with me. I have become friends with some of the most awesomazing (it’s my favorite made-up word) people because of what I do, and I look forward to the connection we will make when we work together!