You have to know darkness, before you can appreciate the light.
-Madeleine L'Engle, A Ring of Endless Light
There're millions of photographers out there. There're millions of people with a DSLR camera and Photoshop. Each and every one of them has an eye for capturing beauty in their own way.
I'm one of those millions, with a unique perspective on life. In my short 25 years, I've had enough heartache and trauma to make any psychologist fumble for a response (I know, I've seen it happen). It has led me to learn the greatest lesson in life.
You don't know what someone is, has, or will go through, therefore you cannot judge. All you can offer is kindness and support, and maybe your actions will be one of those moments they call upon in a time of need.
I am blessed with a passion for photography, something that gives me the chance to capture life itself. Mixed with my technical skills, drive to learn, and maybe a little OCD when it comes to editing, I love creating this art.
My goal is to give people something tangible. Freezing those laughing eyes, the sideways smiles, the moments too big for memory alone. So that no matter where they are at in their walk of life, they can always carry a beautiful moment with them.
But what about those memories that have already happened? The smell of your aunt's house on thanksgiving, the remnant of a theme park's firework show, or relaxing on a summer day with ice cold sweet tea. I introduced a line of soy wax candles in 2020 to bring those lost memories back. In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, my goal is to let people travel back to their favorite moments from the comforts of their own home.