If I could hug you

right now, I probably would.

Rumbling Bald NC, 2020
About me
I enjoy the simple things. Evenings spent with friends, found post-it notes from Alex, and fresh air. I feel the most alive when I feel my heart pounding from a hike, a climb, a car ride with the windows down (you get the idea). I believe the best stories are usually sitting in front of you and I believe happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. I love feeling alive.
Mt.Mitchell, 2020
Where I’m From

I was born and raised in the middle of North Carolina near Raleigh. Not gonna lie, it was boring. I went to UNC School of the Arts in Winston Salem for part of high school which was pretty cool. After that, I moved to Boone to chase a boy (it didn’t work out). I fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains there. Six years later I’m a self-proclaimed elopement photographer living in Asheville with the love of my life and a puppy. Who knows where I’ll be later.

Red Rock Canyon, 2020
What I love

To be quite honest, there’s a lot of things that I love. It’s hard to come up with a list because the world is so vast and I’ve only experienced a sliver of it. But in my time on earth, there are a few specific things that I’ve come to love dearly-

The first deep breath you take after reaching the peak of a hike. Laughing so hard your face hurts. Finally sending a climbing route I’ve been working on for weeks. Trying something new and failing, failing, failing, until I don’t. Creating something new for the sole purpose of creation. Alex.

Black Balsam Knob, 2020
My Why

I create because I can’t imagine doing anything else. I create like I need to breathe. Being an elopement photographer has led me to remarkable people, awe-inspiring landscapes, and emotional moments. And I wouldn’t trade it for a dang thing. You have an entire universe inside of you. I want to photograph that.