When I first made my website, I included ALL of this information on the ‘About’ page. I’m the type of person who wants to read a person’s whole story. When I visit a website for a new business, I go looking for how that person got there. But it turns out, not everyone is interested to read my life story. In fact, almost no one who comes to my site wants to know this much about me. I know this for a fact because of my google analytics. Most of you just breeze right by. But for anyone who wants to know a little more about me, this is the place to read the full bio. Get ready.
I went to college to be a structural engineer at Texas Tech. Go Tech (I’m a Red Raider through and through)! I then went down to Austin for graduate school at UT. I met my husband while living down there. We got married shortly after graduation and stayed in Austin. Within the year we were expecting our first child. And the second followed the next year. I went back to work as an engineer after each birth–because I enjoyed my work and we had amazing childcare. In 2014, when we were expecting our third child we decided to make a big change and take a chance at relocating to be much closer to my family near Dallas. We packed up and moved to Rockwall, TX. Though I found an engineering job and started working locally, all of it was just a little too much for our family, so we made the decision to slow down a little and for me to stay home with the kiddos. I’ve loved every minute. This window gave me a wonderful chance to connect more deeply with my children and also pursue another passion of mine: photography.
I’ve always been interested in photography. I loved taking pictures since my first toy camera when I was 6 years old. But the birth of each of my children brought a new sense of urgency to photograph them well and preserver each memory. My husband bought a ‘big camera’ shortly after we started dating and though I used it occasionally before kids, I became much more interested after they came along. While working full time with very small children, I didn’t have much extra time, but I took several photography classes through local camera shops and online. From there, I’ve just taken thousands of photos of friends, family and mostly my kids. Documenting their days has turned my interest into a passion. And now I’d love to do the same for you.
After almost four years in business, I’m as passionate as ever. When I show up at your session I am giddy with the anticipation of what we will capture, what we will encounter, and how your family will inspire and challenge me. I love all of it! And the feeling when I leave each session… my heart is full. I’ve just experienced magic with you, even in chaos, even when things seemed out of control (which they often do with small kids), I can’t thank you enough for sharing your precious treasures with me and my lens.
I can’t wait to meet you and hear your story!! Still have questions about your session? Contact me.