Squeezing the joy and beauty out of the most ordinary moments, and trying to leave this place a little better than I found it.
A bit about me: Retired special education teacher. Recovering perfectionist. Creator. Photographer. Adoring cat mom. & my favorite color is light tan.
I spent years feeling like an entrepreneur imposter, trying to learn the rules and do everything I “should” be doing. I spent a lot of resources learning and taking classes, reading books, listening to podcasts, investing in mentors, advisors, coaches… In everything I did, I looked outward, trying to learn how to build, grow, and run a “successful” business.
Those lessons were not wasted, but I will say that pursuit left me mighty tired and uninspired trying to change things about myself, that in hindsight were the very qualities that allowed me to naturally succeed.
So NOW, I’m intentionally breaking all the rules I spent a lifetime (i.e. 7 years) learning, and am instead experimenting with a lot more playfulness, curiosity and trying to figure out how to run my businesses from a state of intuition, inspiration, love, and flow.
The more people I meet, the more I discover that we’re all more alike than different. We want connection, belonging, love, good times, a sense of purpose, to have impact… SO I thought what better than to use my digital portfolio that no longer brings me any joy, and convert it into a space where I serve others with the things I’ve learned, as well as invite you into this lifestyle of curiosity and experimentation. Let’s take life less seriously, play more, and keep learning.
My Ideal Client
I’ve done a pretty major pivot in the last two years around what my work looks like and who my ideal client is. I think one of my superpowers as a human being is to see unique beauty all around me. Have I learned how to help clients feel comfortable and relaxed and create a fun, enjoyable and trusting atmosphere? Absa-freakin-loutley. I think that’s the utter foundation to creating meaningful work. However, at this time in my career, with the limited number of clients I have the ability to work with due to brand spanking new boundaries, I no longer think I’m the right fit for you if you just want some everybody looking @ the camera, cheesy posed photos. Those can be SO FUN & special, and don’t ever let anyone make you feel less than if that’s what you’re looking for. But my current clients have vision, passion, heart, and they want their photos to be a unique reflection of them, their connection, love, playfulness, etc.
My ideal client wants photos that look and feel like them. We both put in some work beforehand to figure out what your style, vibe, and priorities are for your shoot, and from it we’ll become buddies and you’ll have photos that might not be posed and cheesy, but feel a helluva lot like you.