Motherhood and the many different hats that come along with that title is something that I hold very near and dear to my heart. It takes a very strong woman to become a mother. From the moment you see that pink line you realize that you are now responsible for another human life other than your own. I’ve spent the last decade of my life learning how to capture all of the many moments that happen for mothers along that journey. In Sept of 2015 I captured the image you see above and it changed my life, my career and the lives of so many women that find themselves working both as a full time employee and also as a mother. I’m also a disabled military veteran so being able to bring my passion to support our troops together with everything that is motherhood made this moment even more special for me.
I am honored and humbled to have been published in more articles, magazines, podcasts, and blogs that I can even count. Among hundreds of international publications, my photography has been shared on Facebook over 3.5 million times and featured in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Parents, SELF Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine and many more. Cosmopolitan magazine even called my work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes that my work caused “the internet to lose its collective mind”. I was also a finalist in Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest early on in my career in 2012. I also have images in the full-feature documentary, Homecoming The Film which was directed and produced by the beautiful Roxanne Messina Captor. In 2018 my now viral breastfeeding image was dominantly shared in the US Army Women’s museum in Fort Lee, VA, taking up an entire wall in the museum.
I am a huge advocate for print competition and schooling, as I believe the career field is one is one that continually needs a high level of growth to achieve greatness. I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and current hold an Associate’s title with WPPI. I am working in 2019 to acquire both my craftsman degree and my certified professional photographer status with the Professional Photographers of America. I have earned numerous awards from organizations such as the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP), as well as within the Army community. Competition is such a great way to grow, and I will continue to compete at every level possible.
Tamron and Spider Holster have also trusted me enough to title me as one of their ambassadors and I am honored to take on that title. I am also honored to work with other sponsors and vendors such as 17hats, Bay Photo, Album Epoca, Epson, Off My Hooks, Pitter-Pats Creations, Knots about Ewe and Darling Desirea. Without my sponsors I could not work or survive or create. They are the backbone to my business and I am so happy that they are not only my support, but my friends. My vendors help me create the magic that we create in the studio. These vendors have creative genius minds. If you would like to customize your newborn session, they can make that happen. You can learn more about them on an individual basis below.
When I am not working behind the camera you can find me teaching and working with other photographers. I am a director for Georgia Professional Photographers Association which supports all of the professional photographers in Georgia as a Professional Photographers of America affiliate group. I also venture around the US teaching and speaking or both the business aspect of photography and owning your own business as well as capturing the journey of motherhood. I am an active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International (APNPI), International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) as well as Sue Bryce Education.
Some might say I am an over achiever or maybe I just like to stay busy … but I believe that I do everything that I do so that I can bring you the best that I can. You can trust that I am a professional, with high ambitions to make the best portraits I can for you and the many generations that will come after you.