I photograph weddings all over the world for laid-back, adventurous brides who love hard and laugh a lot.
You'll find all this out eventually, but I'm a morning person who usually starts the day with coffee and my Bible. I drink more coffee than water, and sometimes I trade real lunch for cookie dough.
Binge watching NCIS is my jam - in fact, our dog, Ziva, is named after one of the characters. I have a serious addiction to TJ Maxx and Home Goods and in my spare time I can probably be found doing DIY projects around our farmhouse.
I called Washington State home for my whole life... but then I attended college smack-dab in the middle of this fly-over state and met a nice farm boy. He offered me his last name and we sealed the deal a couple years ago. Life on our farm in Harlan, Iowa is never boring. Right now we have two cats, 12 cows, six goats, and you already met Ziva.
Matthew is my one-and only. I can't thank Jesus enough for making this man my best friend, confidant, and the one who can always make me laugh or smile.
We were good friends before we were anything else and it's been a treasure to go from his friend, to his girlfriend, fiance, and now.... his wife. Trust me when I say, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life - and one that should be treasured in every possible way.
I want your photographs to bring tears to your eyes years later the way mine do. I want your eyes to crinkle up as you laugh about how the ring bearer wouldn't go down the aisle. I want you to gasp when you see the tears in your daddy's eyes - the tears you didn't see till looking through your photographs.
I get it. I get your spur-of-the-moment kisses, your tears... all of it. Matthew changed the way that I view photography and I am so grateful to him for it. I don't have words to describe how I feel about my person.
My dad photographs and prints almost everything and has since I can remember. Growing up, I would sit and look at photo albums for hours. When I was 12, I washed my family's cars for a whole summer to save up for my first camera, and I've been hooked ever since.
As a Washington native born near the ocean and the mountains, I love hiking, being outside, and exploring anywhere and everywhere.
My perfect day starts with a slow morning with Jesus, then trying a new coffee shop, hitting up TJ Maxx, and finishes with cuddling up in a fuzzy blanket to watch some NCIS.
Traveling has become almost an addiction to me. I've been to 5+ countries and in Europe three times. My favorite travel location is either South Africa, or Germany.
I love living on a farm! I've always been an animal lover, with Cows being my favorite. When I was little I told my Mom that I was going to "be a rancher and have cows when I grow up". I'm quite happy that I wasn't too far off!
Breakfast food is my love language.
I love fresh bread, cinnamon rolls... really anything, as long as its not too good for you. Breakfast for supper is a very common thing in our house.