I adore beautiful things (guilty), but measure my worth on the healthiness of my soul. I'm a former professional Historian; a profession that impacts the way I photograph each wedding - as a piece of History.
I adore beautiful things (guilty), but measure my worth on the healthiness of my soul, and I am as proud of a well timed joke as I am of any of the accolades I've collected. I am a free spirit, spontaneous adventurer, and enthusiastic wife and mother who works hard to cultivate the perfect balance between sophisticated and approachable. With a formal education as a professional Historian, and a long-spanning career capturing legacies in front of my camera, I have come to see that photographing each wedding is my own mark on History. In another life, I would have loved to have been a comedian, or a therapist - but I like to think I incorporate both of those skills into my work as a photographer!
I met my husband on Facebook because I thought he was cute (it's true) and have been with him for over 15 years. I received my Masters in Historic Preservation, we moved all over the Carolinas, dated for 4 years and got married on a warm September day in 2010 on the banks of a river in Charleston, SC. We have two beautiful daughters, Ireland and Sunday, who fill our days with laughter and perspective. It is because of my beautiful, strong-willed daughters that I always have a soft spot for parents on wedding days, and not to mention the patience of a Saint.
One of my favorite challenges is when a client tells me they aren't photogenic and I think to myself just how much I'm going to prove them wrong. Countless couples in my galleries once told me the exact same thing!
I grew up and still live in rural North Carolina, but travel frequently and extensively for work and life. I would choose an open field, a mountain top, or a beautiful view over city-living - any day of the week & twice on Sundays. My self-indulgences include podcasts binges, romance novels, red lipstick, crime shows, interior design, and Pepsi.
Vogue Japan, Vogue Russia, Brides Magazine, Huffington Post, Southern Weddings Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Charleston Weddings Magazine, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Magnolia Rouge Magazine, Trendy Bride Magazine, Cottage Hill Magazine, Pacific Weddings, Belle Lumiere, Wedding Sparrow, the Carolina Bride book as well as numerous others features on Style Me Pretty.
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