I've never seen photos of my Mom's wedding. I don't know what her wedding dress looked like, what her bridesmaids wore, or anything about it. All I know is that it occurred in January of 1980 and a blizzard just happened to hit the same day so guests were left to either trudge through the snow or not show up. I felt like I was missing a small part of being a Bride by not seeing photos of my Mom as a Bride and having that connection. I realized then how important it was to have photos that can be passed down and enjoyed for all the years to come.
As I planned my wedding I ended up falling in love with the wedding industry and it also just so happened that I was experiencing a career change. It was never a plan of mine to become an entrepreneur and own my own business as a wedding photographer but when the opportunity presented itself and with the constant support of my husband I was able to pursue this dream of mine.
I moved from the farms of Lancaster County, PA to the concrete jungle of New Jersey when I married my better half, Erik. We are now living back in Lancaster and loving this new season of our lives as we renovate our new place, explore the city, and live outside of our comfort zone.
When I don't have a camera in hand you can find me as a Substitute Teacher. My days are pretty much filled with school bells, broken pencils, teenage angst, and I love it. In my downtime I enjoy to read, nap, parouse YELP for new restaurants, and travel. I'm also trying my hand at being a Plant Lady and potting some new greens. I'll keep you updated on how that goes. (UPDATE: not very good) Being Erik's wife is one of the greatest joys of my life and I absolutely adore making our house a home.
I'm an introvert by nature and can be pretty awkward when it comes to small talk but send me a message anyways and lets turn that small talk into a heartfelt conversation!
6 Things You May Not Know About Me
I love to make lists and I live by them on a daily basis.
I use a planner for all my scheduling needs, activities, and to-dos. The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley is literally life saving.
My wedding bouquet was made out of pages of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.
My first Broadway show was Phantom of the Opera and I have most recently seen Anastasia. They are easily tied as favorites.
I hate summer. #givemesnow
I taught Zumba for almost four years.