“I BECAME AN ARTIST, AND THANK GOD I DID, BECAUSE WE ARE THE ONLY PROFESSION THAT CELEBRATES WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE A LIFE”
— VIOLA DAVIS
I'm going to let you in on a secret: I can't Sit Still.
When I say that, I mean a lot of things. Like how I can never settle for less. It's a curse and a blessing. My life is a series of wild ridiculous events like solo-backpacking Europe or booking random flights to the cheapest adventure. And if you want to find me, I'm usually off doing god-knows-what with god-knows-who. But when I am home, I'm the one who's dancing around the house singing La La Land lyrics to the top of their lungs.
See, there is nothing "chill" about my life but the greatest adventure to me is getting to be there for those picture perfect moments you see on movie screens. The ones that everyone is talking about. The ones that we secretly wish would happen to us. But there is one thing I do know, I want to be the one to capture all of those precious moments. After a while, I've come to realize that each picture is solid proof that even for a moment, everything was perfect.
How it Started...
I picked up my first DLSR when I was about 12 years old. I remember trying to shoot everything insight from mirror selfies to my pet dog. Since then, it had always been just a hobby. I used to go through weird phases where I would go weeks shooting over and over again until something came up and discouraged me. Even though that happened, I would always pick it back up sooner or later.
Fast forward eight years later with my camera in my back seat, my airbag smoking the front half of my car, and waking up on my steering wheel. It took two men to open my car door and my old sorority president wiping away tears from my third anxiety attack that morning. When I was 20 years old, I had spread myself too thin doing things I never actually cared about but felt obligated to do so I can add it to my post-grad resume. My exhaustion has caused me a car accident and a wake-up call.
So what happened after that? I quit everything. I realized the only thing I was actually happy about, and scared to lose, during that accident was the ability to capture the beauty we call life. Photography was what inspired me and my favorite part about myself.
Then I sent in my application, transferred schools, quit my sorority, handed in my resignation, and poured my soul into piece of technology I call my second heart.
Right now, I'm following my dreams and taking the leap of faith. I'm pretty god damn scared to be honest but its never felt so right. I don't regret it for a second.
Feel like we're a good match? Let's start Talking about documenting one of your live events.