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A few years ago, I made a powerful decision that would forever alter the course of my life and how I lived it. In actual fact, the decision made itself the very first time I ever held the fragile infant bundle of my newborn daughter, Riley. In that moment, something in me clicked: I knew then that I would never return to my career as an accountant - a career that had left me feeling bored and unfulfilled.
I wanted my daughter to grow up unafraid to dream big dreams and to pursue them with abandon, and I knew that in order for her to enjoy such freedom I would need to first discover it for myself, and lead the way. I began to explore the different avenues of my personal passions. I became inseparable from my camera. I allowed myself to embrace the simple joy of taking one day at a time.
There’s an unexpected gravitational force that comes to bear when we’re immersed in what we love. I was (and still am!) filled with creative energy. I took one picture. Then another. Then I took hundreds more. I rekindled a fascination with logo design and graphic art. I drank lots of coffee and, sure - my life got a little messy. But I was happy, and I was inspired! I even built myself a website.
Almost before I knew it, I was taking on clients for everything from wedding photography to branding packages and even custom website designs. And that brings us right up to the present where I am a city-girl-turned-country after moving to the magnificent sweeping landscape of Southwest Washington State where I live in a small town known as the “Oyster Capital of the World.”
Truth be told, the adventure continues daily - whether it’s adjusting to my new life as a “ranch wife” on my Husband’s family cattle farm or traversing the uncharted territory of motherhood or developing beautiful brand strategies for my amazing clients. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. And that brings us full circle back to you, my delightful site visitor. Let’s talk a little bit about that.
Yes... about you. I imagine we are very much alike. You are passionate and inspired and engaged on an adventure all your own. Perhaps your story is a blossoming relationship or a wedding or a business venture. But whatever the direction, you look forward to getting out of bed so you can meet the day head on. You love the thrill of a challenge and you find joy in the little things.
Perhaps, like me, you’ve found that life is often messy... and your dreams can get so big that sometimes they’re just downright scary... but you know deep down inside that you have everything it takes to make them real. And yes! There it is - the most important thing I know beyond the shadow of a doubt: that you are strong and capable of great things.
Going right to the heart of it: I want to support you in your story, in whatever way possible - even if my role is very small. Whether it’s helping you to capture some of the most precious memories of your life or coming alongside you to assist in making your own personal passions a professional reality, I am here for you and know that we were meant to find one another.