I am a Minnesota girl that loves my job, because I love all kinds of people. Part of the reason I've chose to create photographs is because I enjoy the energy and variety of the people that I get to work with, but also because I enjoy the different stories.
For me, taking pictures is about more than capturing personalities or beautiful faces, or even moments in time. Although they all play a part in it, to me it’s more about stories. Your stories.
When I was a little girl, before photography even entered my radar, I loved stories. I used to make my little sister tell me them in bed every night. As I grew older I crafted my own in my head, and read everything I could get my hands on.
Years later, when I first got my hands on a digital camera at 15, I wasn’t thinking about stories, I was simply intrigued by the art itself. Not long after, at my first photography class, I was able to experience an instructor’s book, and it was one of the first times I realized photos could be more than just a moment in time.
Working at the newspaper shooting sports, I became bored with freezing moments of action and challenged myself instead to capture deeper things. Last summer I got to fill in for the editor, and got to tell all kinds of different stories for two months. It continued my obsession.
Since then, I’ve devoured photo essays, taken photojournalism courses, and shot, shot shot. The thing I love about photography is meeting new people and hearing stories from each of them. I am so blessed to be able to combine all my loves; people, stories, and writing, along with creating images. I’d be honored to tell your story.