20160616_LRH_14941“We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us life doesn’t mean anything and that humanity has no great purpose. It’s a good calling then, to speak a better story. How brightly a better story shines. How easily the world looks to it in wonder. How grateful we are to hear these stories, and how happy it makes us to repeat them.”
-Donald Miller

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my siblings and I piling on the couch and listening to my mom read out loud. We would listen with rapt attention, and her “that’s all for today” would always be met with protests of “just one more chapter!” There’s something about a good story that draws people in. Makes them want to slow down and pull up a chair.

I think that’s why I love taking pictures. In my own way, it allows me to be a storyteller. To create something that draws people in. I passionately believe that every life is beautiful and that everyone has a story worth telling.

“We are the stories we tell ourselves.”

You matter. Your story matters. When I am behind my camera I’m working to tell your story. To record your history with the click of my shutter. To create memories that will make people slow down, pull up a chair, and ask to hear the rest of the story.

Aside from photography, some of my favorite things are evenings spent around the table with my family, conversations with friends, exploring new places, the way the sun turns everything golden just before it sets, dreaming of my next adventure, going for a run, and a cup of good coffee. For more about me, you can visit my personal blog.