I’m driven by the need to create beautiful things.

I’m most inspired when that process and result has an organic, natural, imperfect quality to it. Thus why I love shooting with film. And, for that same reason, why I enjoy doing hand-lettering/calligraphy and watercolor as well.

What makes me tick are things that make me feel.

I am most proud of my images that do just that – are  not only beautiful, but real, truthful, and make you feel. Aren’t those the very things that we all love about our favorite music as well? A few things that make me feel : the smell of my grandparents’ old farmhouse, seeing the joy of my rescued dogs bounding freely through an open field, the Carolina beaches, watching Pride & Prejudice (2005 version), listening to Coldplay, sitting on a rock in the middle of a bubbling brook in the Smokey Mountains,  watching vegetables grow in my garden and tasting them at their peak, the warmth of my dogs snuggling up next to me as I type this…

But my biggest loves…

I  could tell you many more things that I love, but most importantly and what outranks them all is my best friend, biggest supporter, and husband – Andy –  and our little family which consists of 3 little black & white fur-babies Max (the docile snuggler), Marley (the scaredy-cat sweetie), and Gigi (the loyal, full-of-life crazy). See them and some of our adventures & favorite places below.