Here I am.

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, " 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!