A Harry Potter and Korean Drama fanatic who's probably in pajama pants, rocking a messy bun and trying to keep my kids from wrecking the house in between running said house and managing not one, but two businesses. Hence my other favorite title, crazy person.
I'm a sucker for a good fairy tale, and somehow managed to trick a real-life prince into marrying me and creating two amazing, sticky-sweet, munchkin-giggling babes.
I love an excuse to go out and dress up, but you better believe I'll be hawk-eyeing my favorite pajama bottoms the instant we walk back into The Linda House (our sweet little townhouse project in Ephrata, Pennsylvania).
I can create a dinner out of practically nothing (or whatever happens to be sitting in our fridge, which occasionally are one and the same), though I'm really making an effort to start meal planning. Let's all laugh together.
I'm equal parts stubborn and sentimental (my husband said that, so you know it's true) with an affinity for houseplants that only need to be watered once a week and tacos. I'm the walking oxymoron of Type A meets Uber-Creative, and some days I imagine God chuckling a little bit as he tossed me into the world, because I'm just so many things.
but I've been a creative as long as I can remember.
In elementary school, when the rest of the kids were talking about soccer and football, I was telling my parents how badly I wanted to be in fourth grade so I could finally play an instrument. Yep, in case the first sentence of this biography didn't give it away, nerd alert over here! I've dabbled hard in various artistic outlets (I'm looking at you, awkward middle school sewing stage), but nothing has called my name quite as enticingly as photography. It was evident from the first moment I held that Canon Rebel in my hands.
It wasn't pretty in the beginning, though rarely anything worth doing is.
Since that monumental day, a lot has changed. I no longer shoot with a $200 camera and kit lens I bought off of eBay, and I don't have to ask my parents to borrow a car for each photo shoot (thanks mom and dad, you're gems!), but a lot more has stayed the same. I still get that same joy holding a camera in my hand, and I'm still absolutely enamored that I get to call out the beauty in these ordinary moments. Time is so fleeting and it will continue to go on; but not that beautiful moment when I release the shutter. It will stay.
It is still my heart to create and to preserve. It's the drive that lights me up when I get in front of a couple or family, and it's the reason you're here on this page. It's my joy to create something tangible to tell your story and preserve your moments. Time will go on, but these moments I've captured belong to you forever.
When it comes to capturing the most wonderful day of your life, I aspire to create bright, whimsical, and heartfelt images that tell the story of who you are. Those beings who exist at your core, and the beauty of your souls intertwining as you become husband and wife, and then the beauty of your love growing into a family. But beyond even the importance of your cherished wedding photos and carefully preserved moments, beyond the stunning details and leather-bound albums, and beyond even that gorgeous venue and the prayers for perfect weather, it is so important to me that there is more.
It is my deepest desire that when all is said and done and you look back on the best days of your life, that the time we spent together was more than merely a photographer capturing lovely people on the loveliest of days. I want you to emerge from this amazing season of yours as not just clients,
but as friends.
what are you dreaming about?
My Favorite Things
These two littles keep our house crazy and our hearts full. Joziah is almost four, Kiernan is almost two, and most days I just wish time would slow down so I can keep them all tiny and snuggly!