My Casual headshot in a coffee shop

It's nice to meet you!

In my journey to becoming the photographer I am today, I’ve lived in 5 different states. Each one has taught me unique and valuable skills that I bring to the table for every photo shoot I do. 

Whether it’s a branding shoot, a business headshot, or a family group, you get the benefit of my previous experiences. Though I’ve settled in the Olympia/South Puget Sound area, I’ve had some great adventures along the way. 

Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.

Drake

Customer Service

Dallas, TX

I was born and raised in Texas, mostly in Dallas. There is nowhere like Texas for friendly people that want to help. Customer service has been ingrained in me since birth.

Also, I make fantastic biscuits and gravy. And, yes, I do have a recipe for Red Velvet cake handed down from my grandma. 

Adventure

Alaska

I started spending my summers in Alaska as a teen. Hiking, canoeing, climbing, camping, biking, and horseback riding. It was heaven on earth for a young adult. I learned a go anywhere, do anything attitude. 

The photos are pretty epic too!

Efficiency

Pennsylvania

For a girl from Texas, PA was quite a culture shock. Sometimes I couldn’t even understand what people were saying to me. For the limited time I spent there (just a few years as my husband finished at Penn State) I found the people to have huge hearts willing to help with just about anything. They just did it without the sweet tea-sipping porch talks.

I also learned to eat my soft pretzels with mustard. 

Luxury

Lexington, KY

I’ve been part of the horse world since I was 6. Riding, teaching, training, and managing. Nothing compares to the luxury of the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky. When a foal is worth $2 million the day it’s born it is given the best of the best. I learned that small touches really count.

My horse was born in a barn nicer than my house.

Community

Washington State

For the last 15 years I’ve been in the Puget Sound area of Washington, from Queen Anne to Olympia, and several places in between. I’m always surprised at the connections that I come across. We really do live in a small world and my reputation is invaluable. 

Community ties us together. 

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