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In 2014, I graduated from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, with my Bachelor's of Fine Art in Graphic Design with full intent of originally becoming a graphic designer. My interest in photography arose after taking a required basic photography class in order to fulfill my BFA (in October of 2012).

After realizing where my heart was, I set out to acquire my Masters Degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship specialization) in 2015 in order to pursue my dream and further my business potential. With my background in art and design, I was able to relate what I knew about post-processing software directly to what I learned about photography. Since then, I have developed my own unique shooting and post-processing style which emphasizes the beauty of natural light. I now specialize in rustic & modern imagery taken among Western PA's most gorgeous outdoor locations and venues.

I NEVER ONCE SET OUT TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER. PHOTOGRAPHY WAS ACTUALLY ONCE JUST A HOBBY FOR ME. AND WHILE IT HAS BECOME MY FULL-TIME JOB, I AM LUCKY TO ADMIT, THAT I STILL CONSIDER IT A HOBBY.

I pride myself on ensuring that each session or wedding feels like an honest capture of my personality and a fun experience, rather than just a business exchange. No matter how many sessions or weddings I shoot, I am always so inspired by new people and surroundings that I can't help but feel in the moment myself.

I GENUINELY BELIEVE THAT I HAVE ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING JOBS IN THE WORLD.

 There is a ton of hard work that goes on behind the scenes, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I truly believe that creating lifelong memories and experiences for people is my purpose in life.

random facts about me..

I am originally from Clayton, North Carolina.

Chris Stapleton is my favorite artist.

BBQ food is my weakness.

I was born a redhead.

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year.

I love the outdoors. I grew up hunting, fishing, and shooting with my family and friends.

I am married to my best friend, Nick. He and I have two cats, and one spoiled little hunting pup, named Birdie.

We are currently building our dream cabin in North Butler, PA.

I strongly believe that life is not meant to be taken too seriously.

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