I always love watching the first few snow flakes fall and cover the earth. But by mid February when it’s piled to the mailbox and dirty from the road well then that shits got to go. (( my excerpt from what it’s like to grow up in upstate New York the snowiest place in America)
The industry tells me I should put myself out there everyday and tell you why I’m different than the other million photographers out there. The truth is I’m not for everyone. I gave up trying to be “traditional” a few years ago. I make stupid jokes and say ridiculous things in order to get my couples to laugh. Like really laugh not fake laughs. I show up to almost all my sessions in my pocketed leggings ( I call them my utility pants) in a fanny pack blaring 90s music and wearing water shoes cause we all know if you get photographed by me there’s a big chance we’re ending up in water somewhere. — Sometimes I get super close to my couples to where they can probably smell my coffee breath (( your girl loves a good iced coffee even in the dead of winter)) and tell them to do weird things like synchronize their breathing or hum a song and see if the other person can guess it. My favorite is when clients open up and cry from happiness, or go home and text me the next day saying how much fun the both of them had. I live for this shit and my sessions can easily go on for hours if the sun didn’t set. So this is me telling you if you want just one or two pictures, or cheesy poses or fake smiles I’m not the one for you and that’s totally okay. If you want to have fun, run around, and be weird together I got you.
My goal is to book next summer out for weddings so that I can spend the whole winter traveling. Let’s wander ✌🏻
I’m going to get personal with you for a sec; I’ve been obsessed with self help books for as long as I remember. I secretly was the girl in Middle school who would take home Dr. Phil books while all the other girls were taking out cheesy romance novels. — I don’t talk about it a lot and I can push it aside really well when I need to, but I’m a pretty anxious person. I’ll chalk it up to working for myself by myself for so long, being with a man in a career that moves us every few years and being forced to start over completely, being an artist, and an introvert. This year im working my best to Focus on getting out of my own damn head and just letting go. My audible playlist is slightly embarrassing and makes me look like a bigger hot mess than I really am but I figured I would share with you all my biggest inspirations because maybe I’m not the only one who needs a pick me up from time to time. — Currently my three favorite authors and motivational speakers are Tony Robbins ( I am not your guru on Netflix) , Rachel Hollis ( girl wash your face), and Gary John Bishop ( unf*ck yourself). There’s no way to accurately describe how much I have learned, taken away, and adored every word that comes out of their mouths. I am listening to them on repeat, podcasts too, I even highlight by books. So do yourself a favor in this new year and work on you, discover you, grow to the sky. Also here’s a picture of a bride to remind you to smile. Xoxo. Makeup @hannahgraysonmakeup Bridal wear @gee.june.bridal
I wish I could take Washington and New York and squeeze them together. I’m in a constant state of longing to be at each at the same time. New York for my family, friends, clients and because for so long it was all I ever knew. Washington for my husband, adventure, the mountains, the ocean, and for the fog covered pines. #lifeofanomad
Slow dancing in the gorges, hello Ithaca and all its beauty. I’m dying to go back and see my favorite waterfalls all frozen over.