Sam & Kelsea

I had so much trouble writing about this session because there are so many things I have to say! Where do I even begin? 

I have known these two for at least 2 years. I have seen them grow, separate, and come together in the only way two people who were meant to be, can. Through all of their struggles, together and individually, I have only ever seen love with these two and it comes through! 

This shoot was so great. They came in with their own ideas and it was cruelly a creative space and it clearly paid off. Their giggles were captured and the sun was perfectly golden. Our original plan was to do some ‘warm-up’ shots in my backyard, but they loved it so much, we stayed! That’s also some great advice to anyone who is about to enter a photoshoot, don’t be afraid to speak up! If you’re uncomfortable in an area, trust yourself to say so. They felt so at home in my less than manicured grass and it was a beautiful thing. 

I could not be happier for these two humans and I’m excited to see where life takes them. 

The Dirty Pages Project

Where to begin! Erin Murray reached out to me after I finished my internship with Nashville Lifestyles magazine; she was my editor. She knew I had been looking for a journalism project to do outside of school and thought this would be a perfect fit. And it was, it really really was. I was able to meet 10 women in Nashville who have a life and history that was mandatory to share with the world. Their food wasn’t anything I expected, it was better. 

Best yet, the team of women that worked on this project was nothing short of inspiring. As someone who has spent the last 5 years in the male dominated journalism world, this experience was powerful and uplifting. Thank you again Dirty Pages team for letting me be a part of this amazing project. 

 Check it out! 

A Fly Fishing Story

Unlike most fishing stories, this one is not far fetched. I had the wonderful opportunity to interview none other than my boyfriend in our home for a school project, turned passion project, on a Saturday in September. We’re both from the same town in New Jersey and we actually met while I was taking photos of him fly fishing while I was home for the Christmas break. 

The assignment was “journey” and a story he had briefly told me one day came to mind. I was nervous to ask, which is ironic because its my job to ask strangers to tell their stories, but I was so glad when he said yes. 

The best part of this “journey” was yesterday, when Dan and I were driving back from lunch with my parents. I’m resting against his arm and he’s scrolling through the same fly fishing blogs he scrolls through every day (as I’m assuming all fly fishermen do) and he starts laughing. A second later he gently shakes me and point out my video that seems to be on a sites called Moldy Chum. A laughs again when he sees its on a little site called Orvis

Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed this story and shared it. 

I would also like to add that I have seen photos of him catch some nice looking trout, but it hasn’t happened while I’m there. 

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