I’m originally from a tiny dot on a map in the foothills of North Carolina, and while I love the city, I’m totally still that small town girl at heart.
I overly use exclamation points!!! Love sunshine, clouds and rainy days all at different times. I can be random and quirky, sometimes mistaken as shy. I’m an extroverted introvert, an INFJ, and a enneagram 4! I have a slight tendency toward awkwardness, an irrational fear of ladybugs, and I tend to get excited over everything — especially animals, mostly cats!!
Of all things, I wanted to be an actress long before my photographer dream was realized. Though a camera was in my hands from an early age, being a “professional wedding photographer” was something I thought didn’t exist.
When a girl I barely knew asked me to shoot her wedding back in 2004 — I didn’t even own the proper gear, but that wedding was really what struck the strongest chord for me. Once a fun hobby to a paid side job, to working for photography studios, to a hiatus that led to one day realizing I couldn’t sit in a gray cubicle of corporate America for forever — ELP was born out of a culmination of a lot of things, and a lot of dreams. If I’m not out on an adventure, gleefully taking photos of couples in love, then I’m at home editing photos (equally gleefully) in yoga pants and a cozy sweatshirt, coffee and cats nearby, chances are with a true-crime docuseries on Netflix playing in the background. If I’m doing none of those things, you’ll likely find me shopping at one (or all) of my favorite places — TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Homegoods. En route to Chick-fil-a or the closest coffee shop. Devouring a good book. Behind the wheel of Roxie (yes, I named my car!) out exploring old roads. Or on a bike ride, a walk, a jog, or a Netflix binge with my hubby and our ginger babies