•Live in Florida
•Retired portrait photographer
•Wife, Mom of 4
•I am always changing my hair color from blonde to red.
I won't lie. These pictures are from 2013, when my friend, Monica, and I were filming my "Legacy" promo video. I still look like this today, including my fabulous nails, but the reason I chose to use these photos is because the video is still relevant to me today.
It's engrained in who I am to leave my mark on this world, even if it's only a small one. I believe someone's legacy is more than just monetary. It's how people remember you after you're journey is over. It's what you instilled in other people, how you made a difference in the world around you.
For ten years, I was a professional photographer. A year into my business, I started a blog to journal my business and personal life, at least to some extent. In April 2018, I decided it was time to close to focus on motherhood. Two years later, after giving birth to our son, who turned out to have a congenital heart defect, things have gotten back to a new normal and I'm ready to put my artistic efforts into something greater. To read more about my decision to "retire" from being a portrait photographer, click the link below. Note, my hair was amazing red back then, but the blond is way easier to keep up with!
"Begin with the end in mind."
SOME SNIPPETS ABOUT ME
1. Favorite Season
Definitely fall time. Fall is the time of year that my artistic soul comes to life. Fall is filled with the amazing scents of pumpkin spice coffee from Gloria Jeans, cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin. It's full of golden sunlight, opening windows to enjoy the cooler air, lighting candles, and cooking comfort foods like sweet potato gnocchi in a browned butter and sage sauce. I could go on forever about fall!
2. Favorite Candle
Leaves or Fresh Balsam by Bath & Bodyworks.
3. Favorite Place to Shop
Amazon or any craft store like Joann's or Hobby Lobby.
4. Favorite Food
I could eat fresh, cooked sushi all day every day for the rest of my life.
5. Favorite Beverage
Coffee. My favorite coffee of all time is Gloria Jeans Pumpkin Spice. My favorite K-cup is Gloria Jeans Hazelnut. I like iced coffee from Dunkin' or a sweet cream iced cold brew from Starbucks. I also really like dunkaccinos when it's cold, but they are so caloric!
6. Favorite Show
Friends is my all time favorite. I also loved Grace and Frankie. Other shows I thought were really good was Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Little Fires Everywhere, The Morning Show, and Defending Jacob.
7. My Go-To Outfit
Um... pajamas? I have four kids and we've been in quarantine since March, so I'd say yoga shorts and a t-shirt.
8. Bucket List Item
The one thing on my bucket list is to take an Alaskan Cruise with my husband!
9. Enneagram Type
I'm a type 3.
10. Guilty Pleasure
My nails! I LOVE doing my own nails. I use Revel Nail dip powders. I've been doing my own nails for about 5 years now, 2.5 of those being dip powders. I developed an allergy to gel nails and I thought my fancy nail life was over, until I was introduced to dip powder nails. I haven't looked back since!