the girl behind the camera?
THAT’S PRETTY SIMPLE…
In 2006, I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my B.A. in English – a degree I have never used. I worked in a corporate environment after graduation until I was laid-off in 2008. With no available jobs in sight, I took it as an opportunity to go back to school and take a few classes in subjects I didn’t get a chance to take at NAU but had always loved including…photography. A professor I had told me, “You’re really good at taking pictures of people. You should look into doing that more.” With that gentle nudge, I started taking pictures of people professionally shortly thereafter and haven’t looked back.
I’m currently living humbly amid the beautiful Arizona landscape with my hot husband, our gorgeous daughter and our three dogs. At the core, I’m an artistic fashion addict with a rock-n-roll taste and a huge love for the arts. I love yoga, hiking with my family, creative writing, working out and spending time with my adorable friends.
What does that mean to me, and why did I choose that phrase as my senior studio’s motto?
It’s hard to explain exactly all that it is. I don’t mean shine like a diamond. A diamond is flashy, conveys an image and its impression changes with its size. I mean – shine like a star. A star is itself. It’s natural and lights up a dark sky. It shines because it must. Shining on as a byproduct of who you are is far better than shining because you think you should.
Shine On is a manifesto – a way of living. It is seeing yourself and knowing you’re amazing just as you are. My hope is that you’ll see exactly that through your final images and choose, like me, to shine on like a star.
we are WEARING
SEXY, FREE, BADASS & MYSTERIOUS
Think Kate Moss, Ellie Goulding & Demi Lovato. That means studs, spikes and leather galore. A cropped leather jacket, motorcycle boots and stacked, edgy jewelry form the edgy vibe we strive for. We love to soften the look up with glam hair and makeup!
– WEAR IT WITH –
WE’RE LISTENING TO
01. HIGHER……………The Memories
02. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING….Justin Timberlake
03. RAGE………Hyper Crush
04. CAN’T STOP…..Red Hot Chili Peppers