What do you love about your job?
As a wedding photographer, I love being directly involved in one of the biggest days in these couples' lives. The emotion is so authentic, and it's an honor to capture and save these moments. As a portrait photographer in general, I love it when clients tell me that they aren't photogenic or pretty in photos, and I have the unique opportunity to prove them wrong.
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
Photography has always been a passion of mine. I went to college for psychology and art to be an art therapist, but I did photography for fun. One night, I had an art show in Nashville, and a guy was looking at my photos and asked what I wanted to do when I got out of school. I told him that I wanted to be an art therapist. He told me that I should highly reconsider pursuing my passion in photography. He helped me realize that I would regret it every day of my life if I never tried to make it in photography. So here I am, trying and being so happy that I'm able to wake up and do what I love every single day, all thanks to this kind stranger who believed in me.
Describe your most memorable project.
I shot my sister-in-law's wedding on May 16, 2015, and her husband's father died just weeks after. The last time they ever saw him was at their wedding, and the photos of him from the wedding were the last remaining images to remember him by. This was the first time I've ever truly witnessed the power of photographs. Each photo with him in it is a cherished treasure to this couple and their families.