In 2001, I graduated from Hallmark Institute of Photography. For the following nine months, I lived in a “scary” Brooklyn, NY, neighborhood with a mouse I named Vanessa; sold fancy clothes to fancy people; ate an egg salad sandwich almost every day; and watched the Twin Towers fall from an overpass on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. That was when home called me back – back to Atlanta, GA, to figure out how to actually be a photographer.
I worked really hard and I was broke a lot, but by 2007 I’d said goodbye to slinging coffee and pouring beer and embraced photography full-time.
You can still find my wedding images in The Knot, Weddings Unveiled, Rock’n’Roll Bride, Southern Weddings, and Brides (to name a few), as well as beloved blogs Offbeat Bride, Style Me Pretty, and Elizabeth Anne Designs.
Some of my dearest friends began as my wedding clients. The years I spent photographing weddings brought me through The Gap. I’m no longer photographing weddings, but I wouldn’t trade my years with them for anything.
In 2012 I began writing.
Well. That’s a lie. I’ve always written. 2012 is simply when I decided to share what I was writing with anyone who was interested in reading.
I offer the occasional workshop to correspond with my travels, and I’ve taught in at myriad educational venues including local photo meetups, Inspire Photo Retreats in New England, Toss the Bouquet in Chicago, the NAPCP Marketing Summit in Atlanta, and Georgia Gwinnett College.
I’m now the Senior Content Developer at ShootProof, making and producing everything from blog posts to videos to social campaigns, all with the goal of seeing others in my photo community thrive.
I believe there’s room at the table for all of us.