1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Something most people don’t know about me is the entire time I have been a photographer and running my business, I have also been a full-time student! So along with being a full-time photographer, I have always had a full class load. I was in high school when I started my photography business and chose to continue my education and am currently a junior in college. Learning how to balance both has easily been one of my biggest challenges in life.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passion is easily portrait photography. I love the the beauty in the individuality of each person, and being able to capture that always makes my heart skip a beat. I also love that I can take something I picture in my head and create it in real life. It is incredibly fulfilling and honestly there's no feeling like it. For hobbies, I love painting. It is another creative outlet where I can be expressive of my feelings with no judgement. Just a paintbrush and me.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I hope to be a traveling portrait photographer. I want to meet all kinds of people from all different backgrounds and learn their story and be able to capture it. I also hope to use photography or art in general to help cancer patients. The Healing Chair is an organization close to my heart and incorporating my love for art with such an incredible organization and amazing people would be a dream come true.
4. What is your definition of success?
When I think of success, I think of the ancient Greeks quote of the definition of happiness. They defined it as "The joy you feel striving toward your potential". For me success is not an end, it is something I feel as I work towards becoming the artist and photographer. And if I can find happiness in the failures and successes of being an artist every day, I would consider that to be success.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on
I have a lot of awesome styled shoots coming up in the next few weeks and am working with some talented models. I’m also getting ready for senior season which is always a big project! I’m really excited to see where the projects take me.