My goal is to encourage and equip a community of young & passionate photographers, through mentorship and resources, to believe they can impact the world and people around them no matter what their age.
Few people are brave enough to take the road less traveled and I know how isolating it can be -- but it’s also an exhilarating adventure. My prayer is that in me you find a mentor who is as fired up as you are about your business and fully invested in getting you from where you’re at now to what’s next.
I dropped out. One week before move-in. Yep. It was officially just me and the camera. Did that story take an unexpected turn? I thought so too.
And the rest is history…
As a senior in high school, my grandparents blessed me with the gift of just enough money to buy myself a camera, lens, and computer. It was the birth of my business.
Determined and refusing to give it anything less than everything I had, I booked 90 senior portrait sessions the summer that I graduated and quickly found myself at a crossroads as summer turned to fall and college neared -- would I choose to go all-in, full of faith into this business I had built what felt like overnight or bring the dream to a screeching halt, pack my bags up for college, and hit the books?
God gave me mentors along the way who loved me well, encouraged me, and offered so much wisdom and I owe so much of where I am now to the people who came alongside me, so that’s my heart in this.
I am a firm believer that success is not defined to a degree and careers can start before you’re 25. It’s not for everyone, but if you’re here reading this as a young person with a dream and a little passion stirring inside you, well, I’m already convinced you’re already not “everyone.”