Think back to the era when 35mm film ruled the day. Its rich history is filled with tales of closet-sized dark rooms, The Big City, the stock market, and motion picture films. There is something so nostalgic, so authentic about film. It is delicate and strong all at once. We love it. It is who we are.
i was enthralled. and found myself returning over and over again to a place i called home; a space where curiosity ruled over defeat, where wholeness ruled over doubt. an almost sacred spot, a vast sea of gigantic oak trees towering above, swaying in the wind, patient and wise.
Everything began with film, for us. An obsolete, yet enduring Pentax K1000 was passed down, dusted with time and worn with love. I was enthralled. And found myself returning over and over again to a place I called home; A space where curiosity ruled over defeat, where wholeness ruled over doubt. An almost sacred spot, a vast sea of gigantic oak trees towering above, swaying in the wind, patient and wise. This craft was becoming my heartbeat. And those old photographs, that were just moments then, are now markers of growth, beauty, and unfolding. It was under those oaks, drenched in endless wonder and film at my hip, that I learned to crave imperfection, to crave vulnerability, to crave honesty. Thirty five. And Oaks.
I am a wildly curious, usually scattered, and super intentional artist. I value slowness and space to process and feel all the things, both in my home and in my craft. My husband and I are living our best life in a 400 sq. ft. studio in the city. And are all about any excuse to travel, cook, and create. I am a water-child. Always barefoot. Lover of hammocks, last-minute adventures, and any day my plants don’t die. We seek oneness in marriage and are advocates for Jesus and the life-giving community he enables us to have with Himself and each other.
I want all my photographs to embody connection, motion, and honesty. And to tell stories in a way that makes my people feel known and seen and valued. If my art resonates with you, I would love love love to hear from you.