I have always loved the idea of stopping time and capturing life’s most precious moments. Maybe it’s because I’m a very sentimental and nostalgic person, but there is something so special about looking back at pictures and being reminded of the emotions and feelings from that day. 
 
I didn’t start my business until I graduated college, married the love of my life and moved across the country. It was our own wedding experience that sparked my passion for wedding photography. But it was my husband who pushed me to take that leap of faith. And I’m so glad he did. I’ve never felt so confident and certain about my calling than I do right now! I remember after photographing my first wedding, I told Vic with a big grin on my face, “This is what I was meant to do.”
 
But besides being a photographer, I’m also a Wife, Mom, Believer, animal snuggler, and lipstick lover. I became a wife in 2014 when I married my best friend, Victor. Since then, we have lived in 3 states, eventually settling into our cute suburban home right outside Raleigh, North Carolina. Our family grew when we added our fur baby in 2018 and then again when we became parents to our sweet baby boy, Leo in April of 2019. If you follow along on social media, you will probably see them making an appearance.
 
Some of my self-indulgences include interior design shopping sprees at HomeGoods, samples at Costco, red lipstick, 90’s RnB, full bowls of popcorn and sappy love movies. To hear more about some of my favorite things, keep scrolling!

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One of the things I cherish the most is my family! Being that quality time is my top love language, any chance I get making memories with them is a weekend well spent!

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

FAMILY

The dinner table has always symbolized a place where people gather, celebrate milestones, share a meal and laugh with one another. Coming from a family of immigrants, Sunday dinners has always been one of my favorite traditions. What can be better than a large table surrounded by food and family!?

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Dinner tables

Fresh flowers in the house gives me so much joy. Even when I’m not photographing flowers at a wedding, you can still find me taking pictures of them wherever I go. My all time favorite flowers are roses. Fun Fact : I was never given a middle name and I always wanted it to be Rose!

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Fresh Florals

My absolute favorite color is this gray-ish dusty purple. If my husband would let me, I would decorate the whole house with accents of purple everywhere. I already won with our dining room and bathrooms. I wonder if I can eventually take over the living room. Go Team Purple!

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

The Color Purple

I love exploring and traveling to new places. Since my work is inspired by old world charm and architecture, it’s no surprise that Europe is my favorite region to travel to. Italy will have my heart forever, but France is next up on my bucket list!

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THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

travel

BEHIND THE SCENES

the feel of joy

It was the year 2014 and I had 6 months to plan my own wedding. I knew nothing about weddings considering I had only attended 2 at the time. When it came down to photography, I started looking for the most affordable option. The pictures looked decent so I assumed I had made the right choice. 

The wedding day quickly came. But the weather had plans of its own. A huge storm rolled in which pushed our ceremony indoors and delayed everything by 30 minutes. There was no talk about a rain plan. There was no timeline. I didn’t even know it was a thing to have a timeline regarding photos. Family portraits lasted forever afterwards with the sunlight quickly disappearing into the horizon.

Take all of these circumstances, and it left my husband and I with only 5 photos of ourselves together in the dark with flash. But I was still so happy because we were in the moment and it was OUR wedding day. 

THAT PHOTOS CAN BRING

Weeks passed and the gallery landed in my inbox. With an anxious excitement, we scrolled through all of our photos. And then came the rolling tears. Although our day was SO much fun, I have never been so disappointed than looking through our wedding photos. To this day, I have yet to get them printed. 

But it’s okay! A year later we ended up re-doing our wedding photos. And my experience is the very reason I wanted to become a wedding photographer. I never wanted a bride to experience the disappointment I went through. I want my couples to absolutely love their photos! I want them to hang them on their walls, place them in picture frames, create heirloom albums and cherish them for many years to come!

It would be my honor to be the person who captures the love and emotion of the biggest day of your life. I want to capture those real, raw and authentic moments. Photos that make you feel joy and happiness when looking back through them. Those are my hopes for you when choosing the right photographer.

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WEDDINGS & PORTRAITS

WEDDINGS

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