I was born and raised in a small town in Indiana and still live in the same neighborhood as I did in 1983. As a young child I was always fascinated with anything that had to do with being creative. I would sit at the kitchen table for hours drawing and coloring. Art class was always my favorite subject in school and I was always the “creative one”. Once high school ended I stepped into the work force not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I never thought of using my creativity for a career…I always just thought of it as a hobby and never really gave it a second thought.
In 2007 I started playing around with the idea of using my creativity in ways that others could experience from it and the idea of wanting to become a photographer was born. I didn’t really know where to go from there but I started researching it online and trying to soak in as much information as I could. After not being able to afford a decent camera and really not having the time to learn, I put the photographer idea on the back burner and just continued to hope one day it would happen.
In 2008 something horrible and amazing happened all at the same time. I was laid off from my job four days after returning from our honeymoon and one day before my 25th birthday. Was it a sign? Of course! After a few tears I knew it was a blessing in disguise. I quickly picked myself up and started my journey of becoming a photographer.
Now, 9 years later…I’ve photographed over 150 weddings all over the Wabash Valley and traveled to Michigan, New York City, and Florida to photograph destination weddings and engagements as well.