Now that we’re friends, I’ll let you in on five facts that make me, ME:
1. I’m Christian Catholic and find such peace + joy in continually seeking to grow my relationship with Jesus.
2. Ever seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding?" Well, then you basically already know MY family. I am the youngest of seven, and I come from a loud, dark-haired, tight-knit, Lebanese family!
3. My friends are my fuel, and you can find me driving hours to be reunited, or waking up at 4:00 am, just so my extroverted heart can get its fix.
4. I’ve been told I started singing before I could talk, and I’m going on year six of vocal lessons! I’m obsessed with musicals, theater, and performing.
5. I find such happiness in running, weight lifting, and yoga, and do not know what I would do without my daily high…or my personal fitness trainers.
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It’s kind of an addiction of mine. I long to see the world. The desert, the sea, the jungle, all the ocean, all the land. I long to see it. I’m always booking my next trip. I never leave my camera behind, and there are few things quite like a destination Adventure Session.
My favorite type of bean! To say I love coffee would probably be an understatement. I have a slight obsession. Some may call it a problem, but I call it a strength.;) I'm always holding iced coffee in my hand, even in the winter months. If you’re wondering where I am, just go to a local coffee shop and you’ll probably find me there.:)
It’s my quiet place. It’s my happy place. I can always tell when it’s been a few days since I’ve read my bible, because I notice those are the times that I feel down, discouraged, or lost. It’s just so incredible we get a book with God’s word IN IT. He speaks to us through His word. I truly do not know where I would be without this daily time.
There’s just something. Something about my Erin Condren planner that brings just as much joy to my heart as my six year old self felt on Christmas morning. I adore planning! There’s something about hand lettering on those pages, color coordinating, and adding stickers to those columns that fills my heart with pure happiness.
It’s within me. It’s in my heart. It’s in my soul. It’s all around US. Music is everywhere. I grew up singing, and performing. I take vocal lessons. I’m always singing if not out loud, then in my head. Always listening to music, as I do anything and everything. I believe music truly has the power to completely transform a mood. That’s just one out of the many reasons it’s magical.
I don’t know what I’d do without it. Weight lifting, running, yoga, pilates - all things you can always count on me to be down for! I can be found many days throughout the week at the gym, with my personal trainers, or on the trails. Any fellow exercise addicts out there??? Let's be friends!!
People, stories, love, beauty, memories: all things that
mean the most to me. Everyone has a story, and everyone
tells theirs differently. My heart longs to capture love in a
single shutter, and to capture a memory that will last in one
single image, for generations to come. My heart longs to
capture those most precious moments that are so rare, and
I’m not a photographer because it’s just a job I needed. I’m not a photographer just so I can take pictures of people here and there, deliver the images, and never speak to them again. I’m not a photographer so I can take awkward prom pose types of photographs.
I AM a photographer to capture stories. I am a photographer to build relationships, communities, and lifelong friendships. I am a photographer for those times when those I photograph see the photos that I have taken of them and cry with happiness and out of emotion, because they at last see the beauty within them. I am a photographer to capture love and the beautiful love that a couple shares. I am a photographer to capture meaning in memories, and ones that will last a lifetime.
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