Currently obsessed with: newly married life, mint Oreos and prepping for our first baby girl due in March 2024!
I began my business when I was just 16 years old, and have since grown it into a full-time career photographing joyful clients and educating photographers about how to build strategic businesses + lives that they love. But, there's a whole lot more to me than the love for beautiful photos and digital marketing...so let's dive in!
The year I began my business in high school
# of teachers that yelled at me for answering emails in class
The year I graduated high school + decided to take my business full-time
# of times I fought with my parents about not going to college
let's break it down...
Also the first year I made six-figures as a photographer 😉
The year I spoke at my first conference + began teaching other photographers
The number of photographers currently enrolled in my online courses
The year I moved to Charleston, SC + bought my first home
The year I got married + found out we were expecting our first baby girl!
If you had told me over 10 years ago that I’d have the opportunity to be a full-time photographer and business owner, I would have laughed. Because, the thing is, a few years ago I was just a high school student with a part-time job at a retail store. My life was a constant race between stocking shelves, studying for AP classes, getting to cheer practices, rushing through the halls and applying for universities. The thought of being an entrepreneur seemed daunting and far off, if not impossible.
Maybe the college I committed to attending wasn’t where I was supposed to be. Maybe, just maybe, the conventional path I had planned wasn't the only option. So, one morning, I made a big decision: I was revoking my admission to a 4-year business university and pursuing this crazy, seemingly unattainable dream full time. And I was going to chase after those dreams like a freight train.
I feel so thankful every day to have the opportunity to do what I love through serving and loving my clients.
And while photography is something that I love and adore - creating lasting relationships with my clients is where my heart will always lie. And, in my journey to pursue my purpose and build a business rooted in love, I’ve found an even deeper passion for educating and equipping other photographers to do the same.
In addition to being packed with photography education, my YouTube channel has lots of videos that give you a peek into my day-to-day life! Vlogs, Q&As, a home tour, my proposal story...you can binge-watch it all!
My Business Journey: How it all began
More on my YouTube Channel
I'm Engaged! Our Proposal Story
Moving to Savannah
At age 16, I was working a part time job at a local retail store and stacking AP classes on top of cheer practice. I signed up for a photojournalism class as a way to trick my dad into buying me a nice camera (because it was required).
I knew so little about photography that I was called out in front of my entire photojournalism class for having the wrong type of camera. OOPS. To Ebay I went!
... with photography! Took photos more often for friends and family. Still working a part-time job. Still hustling through the hardest year of high school.
I quit my part-time job to pursue photography as more than just a hobby! Still, I was barely making money and still had so much to learn.
I turned seventeen and made my business officially official! I signed all the documents, filed all the paperwork and started paying taxes. AH!
I began my senior year of high school as a part-time student and full-time photographer. I had enough credits to leave class every day by 10am…and I HUSTLED.
I began applying to colleges. First to art schools that were out of state…then to schools closer to home to pursue a degree in marketing...
Acceptance letters starting rolling in. My business was growing. I had 6 schools to choose from, and I committed to the closest school: but still an 8-hour round trip from home (and my business).
I graduated high school at age 17 with an advanced degree…and a full-blown, full-time business as a wedding photographer. I almost skipped graduation to photograph a wedding instead!
I went to orientation at the college I had committed to. I met my roommate. Signed up for classes. Said hi to my professors. Paid all the fees and started shopping for my dorm! But, something didn’t feel right.
After weeks of tearful praying and feeling unsettled…I made a huge decision. I revoked my admission to a four-year university to go full-time as a photographer!
I photographed my very first SOLO wedding!!!
I celebrated 5 years as a full-time business owner!
I like to do #allthethings at once... here’s a few of the
For over a decade, my first love has been senior portraits. Capturing beautiful moments for my clients will never get old.
Hayden and I got married on May 6th, 2023 in Bluffton, SC! It was the dreamiest day of my entire life and I'm so lucky to be married to my best friend.
I began teaching photographers in person in 2014. Then, I moved my education online so I could help educate hundreds of photographers from across the globe!
Aside from photography, my biggest love is BUSINESS. I love all things strategy and digital marketing. This group here is one of my mastermind groups - I adore them!
The newest title that I still can't BELIEVE I get to carry starting in early 2024! We can't wait to welcome our first baby girl!
DAUGHTER, SISTER, FRIEND
My family and friends are my number one priority in my life. My mom, dad, brother Nate and sister Abby are my favorite humans.
I’ve known this cutie since 4th grade, and we began dating in 2020 after years of being best friends. We got married on May 6th, 2023 and I still can't believe that I get to call him my HUSBAND! We live in our home in Savannah, GA with our goldendoodle pup, Boone and our rescue kitty, Boots!
Hayden is my best friend, my soft place to land after any hard day and my biggest supporter. I feel so lucky to be loved by him,