Hey there! I thought it may be nice to go a little more in depth than the About Me section!
I have stepped into a lot of roles in my life. First and foremost though, I'm myself. I am extremely sarcastic, witty, bold and as my best friend puts it, "...you bring color to my life...". I'm that gal. I don't hold back and I live my life pretty damn fully! I'm also a daughter, mama, wife, wannabe chef and painter!
I am originally from a small village in central NY state, population 2000. I didn't really know that the rest of the world was totally bad ass until I was in my mid twenties and decided to stop being scared. Yep, I was scared, of anything new which seems so bizarre to me now because I don't know who that person is anymore!!! Anywhoozle. I lived there for the first 26 years of my life before I met my husband! I went on to live in Tennessee and Arizona before settling down (a bit) in New Mexico in 2014!
Before my daughter was born prematurely in 2015, I worked as a Trauma ICU RN. I quickly resigned from my position when my daughter came home and because I was struggling with post postpartum depression and PTSD from the NICU. I was devastated to have to leave my position but I didn't know what was coming! I had more time to pick up my camera! And Paint! And learn!!!! So what seemed like the worst thing ever at the time turned out to be a game changer for me!
In 2016 I took this giant leap of madness back into the art world, purchased a business license and I haven't been sleeping since! Just kidding, I stopped sleeping around October of 2014 when I found out I was pregnant! I have had the best clients! I love & appreciate their faith and support in me. It's a big deal to hand over a sum of money and trust that that person is going to capture what you envision and who you are!
I am now published photographer (what?!) which still totally blows my mind. My photography has been accepted into multiple gallery shows and I participated in the largest studio tour in NM in May of 2017. It's crazy what you can do when your heart wants it so badly!
So here I am. I am now ready to accept more clients and I'm booking into 2018. If you have any questions, post them below! I would love to answer them for you.
Thank you for taking the time to read the short version of who I am!