When I was in 8th grade, my favorite teacher told me I would grow up to be a *writer*. She wasn't wrong—writing was my first love and first real job. Present-day me has somewhat of a blurrier occupation title, but my core remains true to what Mrs. Simone saw in 14-year-old me: the drive to tell stories I find to be beautiful and real. 12 years later, my work allows me to:
Capture the richness of life unfolding before us through photography.
Not just tell a story, but use video to take the viewer for a ride into the narrative with me.
Punctuate a woman's innate beauty and transform her energy through makeup—in no small way because it's the adult version of playing dress-up.
Convey a brand's soul through visuals, using beautiful, authentic branding as a megaphone for their unique brilliance.
Voice my own questions and gems of answers found—not as an exercise in narcissism, but to speak to the thing that unites us all: navigating the struggles that blow our way to the best of our abilities.