First off, never in a million years did I picture (haha no pun intended) myself being a full-time photographer. This is truly a luxury to call this my job and such a privilege to be part of someone's milestone and document it. That's just scratching the surface as to why I love my job.

This profession has taught me so much more about life than what I was doing before. I've already done my state/government/non-profit work for several years and it wasn't as fulfilling as I had hoped it would be. Sure, stability and retirement were great, but I wasn't happy. This life is truly too short to hold on to something that doesn't bring happiness, peace, and growth. Money will always come and go. It doesn't buy you happiness, however, it does give you the opportunity for life experiences and memories.

I don't have that cliche story of "I've always known I wanted to be a photographer since I was 2 seconds old"... no... it honestly all started for shits and giggles. I quit my job and started taking photos of my family. It wasn't until a family member suggested looking into photography more seriously as a job. I kid you not, my response was, "people do not spend money on photographers on normal weddings, yeah I see that" but fuck was I WRONG 😂 .

HERE I AM TODAY, photographing every life moment that anyone can experience. I started with no education or training in photography, but through hard work and determination, I was able to build a successful business... and graduate through YouTube University.

I value honesty and transparency in my work and enjoy working with clients who share similar values. I am motivated by more than just financial gain and prioritize working with clients who have positive intentions and want to create meaningful memories. Diversity is important to me and I represent that in my work

This is my only opportunity on here where I can either give off good or bad first impressions. This might either deter or bring more people towards my business. As you can see, I keep shit real and love working with people who keep it real as well. If you would love to learn more about me, hop on over to my Instagram.... that's where I fuck shit up 😜 ❤️‍🔥🤘🏽

Thank you again for stopping by! Happy Exploring!

Captured by: Lumiere Visual Arts (IG: @lumierevisualarts).

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