I’m sitting at my breakfast bar, having my usual oatmeal and juice, editing photos and getting ready to head out for an awesome mini adventure at Bryce Canyon National Park. I am SO excited to be heading out for a long weekend! And so excited for hiking and mountain air and laughter with friends. These are the days that I live for.

Know what else I live for? Creating art. As long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of canvases and paints and charcoal pencils and textured papers. I think that’s why I’m so drawn to photography. In so many ways, photography is the art of capturing life. It is light and emotion and moments. And I love it. All of it. I am so honored each time a client trusts me to capture a moment for them. Truly.

And this girl. I love this girl. Obviously she’s beautiful. But she’s so much more than that. She’s curious and caring and one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. She’s authentic. She has a big heart and truly wants to make a difference in people’s lives. She’s a dedicated friend and a hardworking student. Brittany is off creating new memories and finding new adventures at West Virginia University, studying things like psychology and art. Come to think of it, Brittany is quite the artist. I’ve seen some of her creations, especially her photography. This girl has talent and a great eye for beauty. Really and truly, I can’t wait to see what the future brings her. She deserves every bit of happiness and success coming her way. And I feel honored to know her — and to have had the opportunity to capture her senior portraits.

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