Announcement: A New Journey has been nearly a year since I've updated this blog!

It's been a whirlwind of changes! In January I took a 2-month trip around Europe - you can see the gallery here:

I also started pursuing my career in painting, which has been my dream since I was a child. I've always painted and drawn things for fun. I'm a self-taught photographer, so I thought...if I turned that into a career, perhaps I have a shot at supporting myself with my art!

So early in 2016, I stopped accepting photography jobs, and I started painting and training and practicing and experimenting every day, and soon enough slowly starting gaining a following and selling my work. 

Now, I fully support myself through my art, and I am hoping it continues for a long time! 

You can follow my new journey here:
Or on my instagram:

I had an incredible 7 years photographing families, portraits, people in love, and I will be forever grateful to my clients who trusted my artistic vision. I will still be doing my own personal photography (mainly portraiture and travel photography) along the way.

In October, I am moving to Scotland for a while. I fell it in love with it when I was there and I know it will provide lots of beautiful inspiration for my painting!

I am so excited about this next chapter in my life. 

Dare to dream.
Brave the uncertainty.
Be Happy.



Forest Light 11, Watercolor

Western Landscape 1, Acrylic

Hobbit Home 3, Watercolor

Mountaintop Elopement near Boulder

Robyn and James approached me with the desire to be elope in a scenic mountain setting, and since they were from out-of-state, they gave me the honor of selecting the location. Luckily, they weren't afraid of heights!

Their ceremony was very sweet and they finished it off by popping some bubbly before heading to an intimate dinner at the Flagstaff House restaurant.

Interesting side note - they both ran a marathon the day before the elopement!

Reception dinner: 
Flowers: The Perfect Petal
Dress: Anna Campbell - 'Emily' 
Sandals: Vince Camuto
Necklace: Ann Taylor
Custom ring by Markham Fine Jewelers in Frisco, Texas
Tux - rented the tux from Blushing Bride Boutique in Frisco, Texas