My love for photography started

back in 2005 when I moved to NYC and scored a job off Craigslist working at a hair and makeup agency that paid me a whopping $20 a day. I eventually became a producer for a fashion photography agency, working behind the scenes for editorial shoots for Harperʼs Bazaar, GQ, French Vogue, and brands like Gucci and Hermès. I learned a lot about the business, but more than that, I learned about good lighting and styling.


A few years before, I had graduated with a degree in Economics from Northwestern University. I couldn't figure out what path to take - I had originally worked in marketing and even tried day trading and online poker (I was terrible at both). I eventually took the plunge and went back to school for photography. and the rest is history. I've always loved the creative process and problem solving, and this combination of passions is how I naturally fell into commercial and portrait photography. The challenge of creating beautiful imagery that stands out and tells a story is what I enjoy the most.


I now live in Austin, TX with my husband and my two sweet, fun, rambunctious boys. In my spare time, I like to watch crime dramas on Netflix, go fishing with my boys, and travel to any coast for a chance to hang out at the beach.


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