July 26, 2022
I started my career in the events and hospitality industry when I was 15 years old working at a small fishing resort in Chetek, Wisconsin. Afterwards, I moved on to attend the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where I received a B.S. in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Tourism and Hospitality. With just about 12 years of experience in the event and hospitality industry, I have developed perspective through a variety of different lenses. From mixing sound and lights for live events, to working on our Campus Activities Board choosing and planning events to bring to my university, I have developed a love for events that translates into my wedding career today! After my college career I started working in the industry as the Assistant Director of Catering and Special Events at a Country Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Shortly afterwards making the decision to pursue photography as a full time career.
I started shooting professionally my freshmen year of college, putting me at just under 10 years. I’ve been shooting full time as a wedding and commercial photographer for the past four.
Accepting that I know nothing. I’ve always approached life and photography from the perspective that there is always something to learn. That isn’t to say that I don’t know ANYTHING, but to approach everything from a perspective that is willing to accept and learn new information is vital for personal and career development in my opinion. Photography is a very subjective art form, and to say that I know everything, I believe would be wrong to say.
Fine-art photojournalist for sure. I love creating art and creative compositions, but I try to balance making sure that the intimate moments and things that make wedding days human don’t go unmissed.
I’m a little bit of a gearhead, but hear is what you’ll most likely see me using on a wedding day at this time.
Anything that gets me outside. Mountain biking, paddle boarding, and climbing are my main go-tos for summer outdoor rec. Winter you can find my training Muay Thai or snowboarding! Fast fact, I actually taught school groups to snowboard for a couple years while in college.