A Brief History
When I was seven years old, I received my first camera. It was a simple point and shoot that no one needed anymore. I remember growing up in my beautiful house in Austin, Texas, where I took thousands of pictures. Most of those pictures were of people's knees and my cat. Little did I know, this would start my journey into photography. Though I had always planned on taking photographs throughout my life, I hadn't realized I wanted to do it for a living. In January of 2010 I started my business. I took photographs mainly for free, and started to build my professional portfolio. Since then I've developed my style more, worked with a variety of clients and models, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Before I call myself a wedding or portrait photographer, I am first and foremost an artist. I will always be one. Each photograph that I take means something special to me. Many people have asked me, "what's the difference between fine art portraits, and regular portraits?" Fine art photography is defined as being judged for it's beauty and meaningfulness. All of my photographs have a meaning, and each subject is beautiful to me, it's why I photograph them. Each portrait is carefully planned out and they each have a concept and meaning behind them. I want my photographs to evoke emotion, when I see the bride's face light up when I show her a photograph of her and her new husband, I know that I've done my job correctly. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing someone love the photographs I took for me as much as I loved photographing the moment.
Accomplishments and Plans
Over the past several years I've worked with the National Runaway Switchboard to bring attention to children and teens who have run away from home and are going through difficult times. I hope to help people through my photographs and help others who are suffering. I've also had several photographs accepted on PhotoVogue Italia. My plans for the future are not set in stone, but I hope to leave for Hawaii in the Fall of 2014 or the Spring of 2015 in order to study photography more in depth and help others with my work by traveling to other countries and putting together photo stories. Until then I plan to keep photographing weddings and portraits and bringing joy to others through my photography.