Stuff I love and People I love to be with
EXPLORING + Coffee
My husband Brandon and I love to travel to nearby cities like Pittsburgh and explore the "roads less traveled" (and of course the FOOD less eaten! Oh, and coffee. Give me all the flower flavored anything with more foam than liquid!) It always fascinates me what small snippets of beauty or art you can find in the most unique places. You can find great places for photography literally anywhere, and I love that!
our Puppy Ibanez
Yes I know, it's a weird name. Bonus points if you know where it comes from! Ibanez has been with us our entire marriage, and we can't imagine life without her! We don't have any children, but the fur-baby keeps us plenty busy! She is a Collie/Black Lab mix and wicked smart - at the last count she knows upwards of 30 different words!
LITERATURE + Art
Anyone who spends about 3 seconds with me will tell you I'm a very Type-A person, and "down" time is really challenging to me. I try to get out on my porch or curl up in a chair and dive into a book whenever I can to keep a peaceful mind. Oh, and my favorite author is Michael Chabon and yes that photo was really taken on my porch. I am also an art fanatic, and based my entire living room furniture suite off of a painting. (hint, it's colorful hahahahaaaa)
my church family
Serving at my church is also a huge part of my heart. I am the Campus Director at our church, Amplify! Campus Director may sound fancy, but all it really means is that I inherited a lot more keys and passwords! I adore using my addiction to email and all things logistical to give back and serve Him! This snazzy pic was take at our annual volunteer awards show, The Indys!
Cooking + HOSTING
I am a meal planning fanatic. Give me all of the cilantro. I could live off of avocados! I started cooking when we first got married as a way to save money, get healthy, and most of all, serve my husband. Over the years, we've used it as our own type of ministry, hosting friends for dinner several times each month.
MOTORCYCLES + Sugar Skulls
When I'm not behind the camera, I love being outside. I am a bit reckless, as you may learn if I end up wading in a lake or hanging off of something precariously during your session to get the perfect shot! I have a little Suzuki GZ250 motorcycle and I love it. And the sugar skulls? They are visually fun, edgy, and I feel capture much of my personality. Naturally, they are all over my motorcycle gear!
Did you know?
My husband has a great DJ business and we love to work together at weddings!