You could say my style matches my hair: BRIGHT! I like warm hugs, big smiles, & fun weddings! I cry at every wedding we shoot because I am a total sap & hopeless romantic. I have always known I wanted to work with people and make people feel (& look!) their best. While in college at James Madison University (GO DUKES!) I thought I wanted to work in a hospital so I majored in Human Health Sciences with a minor in Biology. After college, while working full-time at the Children's Hospital of Richmond, my boyfriend (now HUSBAND!!) convinced me to take a photography course with him. I realized immediately that I loved taking pictures but even more so, I love working BEHIND the camera to encourage and empower my clients to have fun, show their personality, and ultimately make them look GREAT on camera!! I feel #BLESSED every day that I get to follow my passion!
Pursuing a career as a creative entrepreneur has been a lifelong goal of mine. I followed up my passion for drawing and creating by studying Art at JMU. When I moved to Richmond I started a graphic design and screen printing company with a friend. After getting home from our day jobs we grinded through T-shirt designs and printed countless shirts from our basement. I'm proud of the work we created, but I found myself drawn to photography because it blended my passion for art with my desire to work with people. I was also looking for a project I could share with my fiancé Brianna, and it turns out she's pretty good at photos!
Outside of photography I enjoy riding skateboards, supporting local music, and spending time on porches with friends!
Short Story: Brianna was Wesley's R.A. in college.
Long Story: It was one of the first few weeks of spring semester, our sophomore year in college. As an R.A. I was alerted early on that they were going to cancel classes that day so I walked down the hall telling students, "You can sleep in! It's a SNOOOOW DAY!!!" I asked if anyone wanted to play in the snow, but being sleepy college students, everyone opted to go back to bed. Everyone, except Wesley. He poked his head out of his room and said, "I do! I have a snowboard!" To which I replied, "Perfect! I have a board too!" We both put on our snow gear, grabbed our snowboards, and headed outside to jump off snowy hills around campus! It was my perfect day. & I had found the perfect boy. We dated 7 years before Wes asked me to marry him on a mountaintop outside Harrisonburg, VA! Now, one year into marriage, he's still my perfect boy. & we still go snowboarding together once a year.
Favorite Team: C-A-P-S! CAPS! CAPS! CAPS!
Favorite Drink: Vienna Lager
Favorite Vacation: Family trip to Germany!
Favorite Moment on a Wedding Day: Nothing can beat when the groom's sees his bride for the first time!
Favorite Movie : About Time
Favorite Drink: Red, red wine
Favorite Vacation: Traveling around in a van in New Zealand with my girl friends!
Favorite Moment on a Wedding Day: Toasts! I love hearing the sweet, personal, (& sometimes hilarious!) stories that friends & family share!