I’m mom to two boys, wife to my college sweetheart, and a dog-mom to our pup Elsa. When I’m not photographing, I love doing simple things - reading, listening to podcasts, baking cookies, eating dinner on the patio, toasting s’mores over a fire pit, canoeing, and running on the greenway near our house.

I spent more than a decade as a writer and photojournalist for newspapers and magazines in four different states before starting my own photography business full-time in 2013.

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With my years of experience as a photojournalist, weddings and events were my first focus. Through 10 years in that fast-paced environment, I learned how to photograph in every kind of light and to create beautiful images on a tight timeline. This is where my love of storytelling and my style of photography emphasizing movement and connection really developed, and I started teaching lighting workshops, receiving awards, and had my work featured in many publications including People and Nashville Lifestyles magazine.

I returned to my editorial roots when I started photographing for Edible Nashville magazine. I found that food and lifestyle photography were the perfect blending of my photojournalistic style and my love for the spirit of those who create food, promote connections, and run their own businesses through hard work and passion. These days my main focus is helping people promote their businesses with beautiful images that showcase their personalities and products. 

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what I bring to the table

things I love

my two boys

These guys are my heart and soul, and they bring such energy, joy, craziness and adventure to every day. 

our dog, elsa

Elsa is our diva dog, and she gets cuddled constantly! Life is so much better with this sweet girl in our house.


I listen to podcasts when I’m driving, running, or editing pictures! I love to read and I love to learn, and with podcasts I can do both while getting other things done. 

documenting life

Documenting life and love and telling stories through photographs has always been my passion.


The sand, the light, the waves - I love everything about the beach, and we go every year!


Sweet tea reminds me of my childhood, my mom, and hot summer days in the South. I always have sweet tea on hand with lots of ice. 

cocktails with friends

Laidback, easy moments with those I love are some that I cherish the most.


I’m a huge reader, and I always have a book or two in the works. I majored in English literature, and I love all kinds of stories!

hiking & exploring nature

Nature is where I recharge. Hiking and exploring new places outdoors is one of my favorite ways to spend the day.


I love to bake, and I usually make these at least once a week. The neighborhood kids say my chocolate chip cookies are the best! 

Giving back to the community is so important to me, and I’ve use my photography to help organizations such as Flashes of Hope, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Nashville Children’s Theatre, and many area schools.

Each year I photograph for the nonprofit Flashes of Hope at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, which provides free studio photographs of children who are critically ill. Sometimes these are the last portraits their families have.

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