Home of Vulnerability //

I recently reread "Eat, Pray, Love" for the third time after going through a wildly intense and unexpected season of pain, transition, healing and growth in my life. The process of shedding an old layer and stepping into our new skin, while beautiful, can be excruciating and uncomfortable. My desire is to step out of [...]

Do Less // Let Yourself Be Blessed //

To say that it has been a difficult and challenging season would be quite an understatement. When some people are going through a tough time, they lay around on the couch and watch Netflix endlessly. While extremes aren't always healthy, sometimes I wish I could be on that end of the spectrum. Instead, the driven [...]

How To Shoot 4 Different Looks in a 30 Minute Mini-Session

Mini sessions may seem quick, but they are plenty of time to capture what you want if you make the most of it. As a model and photographer, I can honestly say that whether you are in front of or behind the camera, my advice to you is the same...and I will be sharing it [...]

Studio Session with Brittney Marie: GENTLENESS

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength." -Ralph W. Sockman I have decided to choose a word for each person I photograph, and for Brittney Marie, it was a simple decision. Gentleness. This beautiful young woman walked gracefully and humbly into my downtown studio space yesterday with hope in [...]

Beauty & Trappings

"What most people see is a shy girl who might be a little reserved, but bursting with beauty. When I look at her I see a woman enamored with life - both the beauty of it and the trappings - that her smile communicates more than her laughter, it speaks to the future of happiness. [...]

The Perfection Problem {Model Behavior}

Once on a modeling job, I found myself in 5 inch shoes, a tight dress, and a heavy coat. The camera was flashing, and all I could hear was a woman saying: "Could you just stand straighter? It doesn't look like your body is straight." You see, I have always had scoliosis. Even when I [...]