This photography story started in between AP classes and cheer practice. It actually started one day after cheer practice if we want to go into detail. I was a senior in high school who had no clue what I wanted from life. All I knew was the typical 9-5 was not exactly ideal. After cheer practice one day, I took some pictures of my friend Lilly in some tall sage grass at sunset and posted them to Facebook. This was just for fun (and so she would have something to post on IG). From there on out, I was getting texts and emails asking if I could take family, senior, or engagement pictures. So basically, I had no clue I could be a photographer until the reality slapped me in the face one day after cheer practice. The fact that I get to "work" with my camera every day is something I hope I never take for granted. It is such a blessing to get to do what I love while serving others and making lifelong friendships in the process.
If I had to have one goal for my business, it would be to build a purposeful and life-breathing business. Every time I leave a session or wedding, I want to leave with more than just pretty pictures. I want to leave knowing that I have personally connected with my clients and hopefully brought a little extra joy to their lives! In order to get to know my clients, they first have to know me. Keep reading to learn more about me beyond MMP.
I have a pretty big family... so big that it's hard to get everyone together for one family picture. I have two wonderful parents who have raised me to put God first and always give Him the glory. I have four pestering brothers who are all married now (and have given me SEVEN nieces and nephews all under the age of 5). I have two loving grandparents who basically let me spend the night at their house every night when I was little along with several close aunts, uncles, and cousins. I also have Jacob (my boyfriend of two years).
I graduated high school in May of 2017. I was enrolled in any AP class offered, (forced by my parents but thankful they pushed me to challenge myself) and I cheered both my junior and senior years. Now, I am a sophomore in college studying business management. I plan to graduate with a bachelors in the spring of 2021.
Aspyn is my precious one-year-old cat. For a long time, I remember hoping for a beautiful long-haired cat to come my way somehow. I was set on buying one no matter the price, but my dad said there would be "no more critters" in his house. In October of 2017, a stray momma cat decided to give birth to a litter on our back patio. Everyone but Aspyn had short hair...... so I convinced my dad to let me bring the miracle kitten inside, (only daughter perks) and the rest is history.
Now, I spend my days photographing, editing, or doing school homework. There is some free time in there, I promise. If I am not doing something photography or school related, you can find me hanging out with my family and friends, watching my favorite shows, (Friends, Modern Family, This Is Us, Grey's, or Vampire Diaries) or challenging myself in different crafts such as watercolor or calligraphy.
This is more to me than just pretty pictures, it's about making an experience for everyone I get the pleasure to meet and work with. I want to look at every picture I take and see more than just pops of color and light, I want remember the joy experienced when the photo was taken. This business was a gift from God, and it is my job to glorify him through it... not just deliver a gallery.