years in business
My husband is one of my best friends. Honestly, he taught me how to enjoy the little things in life and showed me that slowing down isn't so bad. We love hiking in the UP, exploring breweries, trying new restaurants, some good old fashions, and our two rescue pups. You will often find us in deep conversation over a ridiculous question that I most likely just asked (I ask a lot of questions), deciding on our next house project, or our next ski trip.
I could tell you about my college degree and all of my experience, but honestly.. I don't think any of that matters. I truly love feeling and seeing pure joy. I love nothing more than a deep belly laugh that has you rolling on the ground or almost peeing your pants (my husband makes me laugh this hard on the daily). This kind of laughter and happiness is what I love to photograph for my clients also - because who doesn't love looking back on photographs that take you back to the moment in such a way that remind you of every emotion?
times I've watched every season of the Golden Girls
I received a call in 2018 that I never thought I would get. I lost my dad unexpectedly. My dad struggled with a lot, but there was no doubt that he had a heart of gold, could have a conversation with just about anyone and be the most liked person in the room, and was one of my biggest cheerleaders in sports, the arts, and in believing in myself. My memories with him inspire my every day.
These two are some of the smartest and most hardworking individuals I know. Laughing with them is literally one of my favorite things.
"Tomorrow is not promised, so I am going to enjoy this cup of coffee to the fullest and enjoy time with you.. and that is what I am going to focus on." He came into my life when I was least expecting it. It's cliche but it was perfect timing and I wish we would have met sooner in life. He has taught me more about myself than I would have ever expected, has taught me what is truly important in life and has given me a perspective that I will forever be grateful for.
Even though we don't live here, the UP of Michigan has become a very special place to me. Joe introduced me to the UP and there is jus something about the small towns, the hiking along Pictured Rocks, the different cabins, and everything in between, that keep me coming back multiple times each year. Every time we visit, I get inspired and have a fresh perspective in my creative work.
From exploring new places like Montana to photograph a wedding, or admiring different forms of artwork - I was always told to never stop being curious, and never stop learning. I think we forget to channel our inner child spirit or we think we need to push it off to to the side and be an "adult." However, I have found the most creative sparks during times of letting go and being curious, exploring, and channeling that inner child.