What city are you based in?
Currently, though I live in East Texas about 80 miles from Dallas, my client base is located in the Dallas area. However, I often find myself in Austin, Houston and sometimes Nashville as well and I am open to traveling virtually anywhere for sessions.
Do you travel for sessions?
Absolutely! I love to travel for work and play so no matter where in the world you are, if you connect with my images, please contact me for availability + pricing info.
How long have you been shooting?
My interest in photography began when I was 14. My first camera was a little Kodak point-and-shoot which I used to photograph my friends. Then my friend's big sis gave me a Canon Rebel 35mm cam and that's when I became obsessed with having my film developed. That Christmas I asked my parents for a digital camera and I haven't stopped shooting since.
What gear do you currently use?
For both photo + films I use a Canon 5D MK IV. My prime lenses are 50mm 1.4 and a Sigma Art 35mm 1.4. I use Lexar & Sandisk memory cards and I carry it all in my fave Kelly Moore Bag.
What programs do you use for editing?
Lightroom & Photoshop.
Where did you go to school for photography?
I did not attend college for photography. I am completely self-taught. I did, however, attend Wade College in Dallas, TX and I have an associate of arts degree in fashion design and merchandising.
What advice do you have for an aspiring photographer?
My best advice is to put your camera on MANUAL immediately and just start shooting! Photograph everything. Get out of your comfort zone. Offer free shoots. Take workshops or classes from creatives you admire. Don't share a photo if it doesn't speak to you. Find out what you really love to shoot and it'll fall into place.
What is your turnaround time?
For photo sessions, I typically have the proofing gallery ready for you to view between 1-2 weeks after our session. For wedding films, allow 4-6 weeks.
When should I contact you to book a session?
My availability varies depending on the time of year. Spring and Fall are my busiest seasons. Please try to contact me at least 4 weeks before your ideal shoot date. I always try my best to fit in as many sessions as I can but it's first come, first serve so the sooner the better.
Do you offer mini sessions?
I am currently offering mini sessions (aka small shoots) year round with a discounted week twice a year (spring + fall) in Dallas and some of my favorite cities. To stay up-to-date on my next small shoot discounted week sign-ups please join my mailing list!
Do you offer one-on-one classes or workshops?
I do not currently have any workshops scheduled currently. If you're interested in a one-on-one please contact me!