Love isn’t always cookie-cutter perfect; it’s messy, intimate and silly. It’s unique to each couple, but profoundly beautiful every time. I adore getting to know my couples and understanding what brings them joy, and what in their relationship means the most to them. It fills me up knowing I can bring that out during our time together and they leave with those memories forever.
Ever heard the saying “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life" ? That is the life I am living, and I’m so freakin blessed that it is. Love is the reason I wake up in the morning. I spend my days running in mountains, dodging waves and watching two souls promise forever to each other.
Listen, have you ever had butterflies that you feel through your entire body and heart? I have.
My story started with not knowing what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. People around me always seemed to know exactly what they wanted to be, while I was the girl changing her major 5 times in 2 years (true story). I knew it was time for a break, so I took a full-time job in retail and did make-up here and there for proms and events while slowly falling into a deep depression. I was so unhappy with where I was, unable to find any sense of direction. I felt stuck, frustrated and overwhelmed. Why couldn’t I figure this out?
One day while scrolling on Instagram, I saw a friend had incredible photos done by a local photographer, and I instantly hired her to do a session for Kevin and I. This was my first experience with couples photography, which I didn’t even know was a thing! That very same photographer asked me a year later if I wanted to do make-up for a model session, I, of course, said yes. I packed up my make-up bag and headed to Rhode Island. Once the make-up was done, I decided to stay to watch the photographers work their magic. Seeing them running in the sand capturing the couples sharing laughs and kisses was one of the most incredible moments I have ever experienced. At that exact moment, my stomach was full of butterflies and tears made their way into my eyes. I immediately knew, without a doubt, this was my calling. The next day I quit my job and decided to leap full-heartedly into my new dream. It’s been just under three years, and I haven’t looked back. I’m forever grateful for that struggle of not knowing what I wanted to do, because it led me here, exactly where I was meant to be.
The Amalfi Coast