Much like Jen, I have been absolutely dreading the day when I would have to write my bio page.
It’s like after Thanksgiving when your Grandma comes up to you and asks what you want for Christmas. You know, somewhere in the back corners of your mind, what you really want but the pressure’s on and you can’t think of anything at the moment
so you end up with another pair of socks. That’s what writing about myself feels like but, here it goes!
I graduated high school in 2009 with this thought that I had to go to a “real” college (meaning four year) and get a “real” degree. But, halfway through my freshman year, I realized that I was completely miserable. I missed my family, so I drove home every weekend (from Maine) and I just didn’t have the passion for my major that I thought I had. So to pass the time, I would snowshoe along the campus trails, snapping pictures of random wildlife and trees. I really enjoyed the artistic freedom and began researching schools closer to home that had a photography program.
I also started liking photographers pages on Facebook and I spent hours staring at their work.
Then one day, around spring break, one of those pages said that they were looking for interns, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! I called about six times, left a couple frantic voicemails, sent an email and a Facebook message (just in case) stating my interest in the position.
Luckily for me, Jen gave me a call back and we set up an interview for when I came home for break.
That was four years ago.
Love ya, Jen!
Rewind even farther and you’ll find that, while I born here in Connecticut, I spent my first few years as a California girl
(and still consider myself one, deep down 🙂 ). We moved out that way since my Dad was in the Navy. We moved back though, because apparently there was a rise in female gang activity and my parents were worried that my older sister would get mixed up in it.
I can’t be too bitter about it though. Aside from scoring this incredibly satisfying career,
I also met my high school sweetheart (and better half!) here in CT.
We were so little! This is from back in 2010. We need new pictures..
He (along with our fur babies) and my family are the most important people in the world to me.
They are the reason that I am as passionate about my career as I am. Let me explain…
My older sister, Jamie, passed away in February 2012. At 30 years old, she had so much more life to live. But what she did get to experience, she did so to the fullest and documented almost all of it. She was actually the photographer of our family for as long as I can remember, always taking pictures of family and friends. Thankfully, we now have all of those photographs to look back on and remember her by.
Jamie with her babies, Alexis and William, in 2011.
That is one of the reasons why photography is so important to me;
it preserves precious memories that may otherwise be lost and it gives you something to hold onto and pass down.
Whether it’s an engagement, a wedding, a growing family or just because,
being allowed and trusted to experience and capture those times in our clients lives is a great honor.
I love what I do, but I love my free time as well!
When I’m not working, there’s a few places you might find me. I might be exploring new hiking trails with my pup, in the kitchen whipping up some new recipe I found on Pinterest, brewing beer with my Dad or just sitting around the table sharing stories and laughs with those I love.
I hope that now you’ve reached the end, you have a better idea of who I am and what’s important to me.
Think we’d get along? Great, I’d love to work with you!
Shoot me an email, let’s be friends!