I'm a wedding photojournalist based in Las Vegas, with a huge desire to see the world.
I'm lucky enough to be engaged (so I know exactly what you’re going through!) to the love of my life, John. Together, we have a home full of animals, go to too many concerts (or at least, we DID before 'Rona), and cook amazing foods in a tiny kitchen.
I earned my bachelors and masters degrees in photojournalism from the University of Missouri, *cough cough* known as the best journalism school in the nation. Throughout my schooling, I trained closely with award-winning photojournalists Rita Reed and David Rees, and I’ve worked with organizations like USA Today and The Nature Conservancy.
I always thought I’d end up as a National Geographic photographer chasing down wildlife (a la Tiger King), but I think my job now is way better.
My journey to becoming a wedding photographer was a tad accidental. It began in 2014 when I had contacted a local wedding photographer to be a subject in a project on small business ownership. After I completed my project, she offered me a side job helping out at her photo sessions. What started as an easy minimum wage job grew rapidly, and two years later, she had me managing her company nearly full time. By 2017, I had dreams of leaving my small town in Missouri and moving somewhere coastal that following year.
SURPRISE! I pitched this to her, and she fired me instead. But this turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me, because a year later, I was flying everywhere to document weddings across the country, and even internationally, which took me to Nicaragua, D.C, Arizona, and Texas, just to name a few.
It’s been a wild ride, but all of these experiences have made me the kick-ass wedding photographer you see in front of you. 💥
I’m an enneagram type 1, an ENFJ, and an empath. I’ll make sure your timeline is organized so you get the most photos from your day, but I’ll also totally cry happy tears during your first dance.
The perfect balance, amiright?