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I had always hoped that I would one day be able to incorporate photography into my career, but I never knew how I would accomplish that until I started second shooting weddings for my friend Aaron. During my first wedding with him he laughed as I cried through the speeches. Later when I got home and started editing the photos I felt incredibly empathetic with the clients --- I felt their love and their joy. I was so moved by all of the emotions of the day, it was amazing. My photographs had never made me feel such strong emotion before, but now I feel it every time I flip through the photographs of a wedding I get to capture. Clients are so much more than customers to me.

I grew up with a camera in my hand. Every Christmas and birthday, my parents gifted me some sort of camera; polaroids, video cameras, disposable cameras, waterproof cameras, film cameras. I was fascinated by photography and "capturing moments" (as cliche as that sounds these days haha). In high school, I used to carry around disposable cameras and document parties, days at school or football games and I remember how rewarding it was to develop them the next day and have my friends ask for copies. 

I still get that same feeling every time I deliver a wedding album. I am so thankful that I have a career that not only fulfills me as an artist, but as a human being. The fact that people entrust me to document important moments in their lives is so special to me and I want nothing more than to tell your story in the best way that I can.


Photography by Sam Hurd

Photography by Sam Hurd

Seth Sanker catching me feeling pretty in Yosemite

Seth Sanker catching me feeling pretty in Yosemite

Don’t play in the road kids

Don’t play in the road kids