My mom was the kind of person who always had a camera dancing around her neck. Whether it was your average sleepy Sunday afternoon or the electric buzz of Christmas morning, she was constantly clicking away to catch candid moments from my childhood. And from the moment I was old enough, I flitted right behind her with a disposable camera of my own! But it wasn’t until my parents told me we would be making a move to Paris of all places, the photos I’d taken of my childhood friends suddenly meant so much more. Fifth-grade friendships, goodbye parties, and airport hugs captured in photographs felt like a grounding force as the world shifted around me.
Living surrounded by France's old-world art and beauty during my formative years fostered a love for culture, timeless architecture, and really, really good food! I fell headfirst into the art of photography, and the impact of all my Parisian camera clicking never faded.
Although we returned to Atlanta when I was 14, I spent my high school years bouncing between impromptu portrait sessions using my dad’s hand-me-down Canon A-1 and my high school darkroom. Then, with a brand new camera as a graduation present from my parents, I headed off to college, where I could fully pursue my lifelong passion. I guess you could say that the rest is history!
Now, I live in the rolling hills of North Georgia with my husband and our dog Bailey documenting milestones and love stories. Between clicks of the camera, I’m probably bundled up in a robe crying my way through This Is Us, doing yoga (helloooo, new pandemic hobby!), or grabbing a cocktail with friends at NoFo. But enough about me! Let’s tell your story!
Claire, 2021 Bride
When I arrive at a reception venue, I always bee-line straight to the table with all the family photos displayed. I can’t help but wonder which of the images I take that day will end up on a table just like this one a few decades from now! From the albums flipped through on anniversaries to the photos turned into Christmas ornaments, these milestone-marking images only increase in value over time. And I love being the one to preserve them!
My couples always treasure the candids I take of their family and friends enjoying the special day. Dad fist-pumping on his way back down the aisle. Bear hugs from a big brother. Mimosa toasts with best friends. This day isn’t just about the couple—it’s about all the people who love you, too! Capturing those moments of genuine joy
These are the good old days! We are living them right now. And as time passes, photography gives you a portal right back to the best day of your life. Even as friends move far away and older family members pass on, we still have the magic of photography to relive beautiful moments spent with them. Forever.
Getting creative with couples is one of my favorite parts of the process! Want to do a first look with a sibling? Let’s do it! Want to include your dog in bridal portraits? Please do! Let’s incorporate the non-traditional into your traditional celebration to create a gallery unlike any other.
I love incorporating elements in a gallery that tell the full story of a wedding planning journey. Save the dates that remind you of your engagement session. Invitation suites that bring back the laughter of your envelope addressing party. “Something blue” shoes from a shopping trip with your mom. So many moments came together to create your special day. I love that I can encapsulate it all within your gallery!
My photography journey began with a film camera. Now, I hope to share that passion with you! From the unmistakable “film greens” to the grain that instantly adds a dash of nostalgia to an image, film photography and wedding days are a match made in heaven. But it’s not just the look of the final image that makes film so special. It’s the way it invites a photographer to slow down. To compose a scene. To be intentional. Taking those extra breaths and making those last careful adjustments before the shutter clicks make every image feel extra special. And while it adds a little extra expense, the final product couldn’t be more worth every penny.