I believe unwaveringly that a single photograph has the power to slow your life down. A photograph holds balance and perspective through the artistry of light mixed with personality. Knowing that styles will come and go with the years, images should be timeless, spanning the transience of trends.
By trade I am a photographer, who shoots with a perennial simplicity. By passion I am a traveler, a sister and a folk-music enthusiast who happens to use a lens as my medium.
Photojournalism has been my school of thought, honing my ability to capture photos that exist as representations of the emotions and actions within any given frame. As much as I value authenticity and balance in my own life, I evoke this same vision in each photograph, for each client.
After spending two post-graduation years taking photos throughout Africa, I am now nesting in Richmond, where I am building a community of friends, compulsively scouring antique stores, and feverishly searching for travel deals.
As long as stories are being told, I will continue to shoot; meeting a vast array of photographic needs from overseas photojournalism to regional portraiture and weddings.
Nice to meet you. Let’s get coffee or a glass of wine and swap traveling adventures.
Growing up, my family always had a huge jar that we kept in our garage. The sole purpose of this jar was to be filled with coins and bills we found lying on the sidewalks, parking lots, parks, and so on. We collected this money for people in need. Each time a coin landed in the jar and made a clank, we would all get excited at the thought of the jar filling up one day. And it has been filled many times over. Although my family is scattered all around the world, we still collect the change we find to give to someone else.
As I’ve moved back from Africa and have embarked on this new adventure of starting my own photography business, I’ve had something on my mind. The thought of my new venture being simply a business isn’t enough for me. I want more…and I know in my heart the Lord wants more from my business, too. I’ve been praying about this idea… asking the Lord for the right guidance. And so, I present to you a new aspect to my photography… Jars of Change. At the end of the year, five percent (5%) of each portrait session will be donated to three organizations listed below. Essentially, each of my shoots will be filling up these jars of change…to make a change in the lives of people in need. I am excited to donate to these organizations as they are close to my heart and ones I’ve been blessed to work with.
August 2011, I had the privilege to go to their project in Romania and document how they are abolishing slavery in Eastern Europe.
June 2012, I embarked on an adventure with two other World Relief employees to Africa’s newest country, South Sudan. We traveled throughout the volatile regions documenting World Relief’s presence and projects as a new country is established.
I spent two post-graduate years working with OFM in East Africa. It was an incredible experience and truly the source of where my creative eye was cultivated. Africa holds a huge place in my heart. I was overwhelmed to be able to serve in Africa, doing what I love…photography