Unlike many others in this industry, I haven’t always known I wanted to be a photographer. Music (specifically, piano) was the goal until halfway through college, when I realized none of my career options excited me. I was much more enthralled and challenged by the phenomenon of a wedding day, with all its moving parts, chaos, and beauty. So after graduation, I went straight into wedding photography full time. I joke that I’ve never had a “real job” because this one is just so much fun.
It is work sometimes, don’t get me wrong. I run a real, official business over here - with insurance, taxes, admin, and a lot of other things behind the scenes. Entrepreneurship is not for the weak at heart, that’s for sure. But all of that is so worth it for me to get to document the most incredible wedding days for my couples. With 150 of them under my belt at this point, there’s nothing I would rather be doing.