I WAS IN MY CHILDHOOD. MY BESTIE AND I WOULD RIP OUT PAGES FROM VOGUE, VANITY FAIR AND TRAVEL MAGAZINES TO CREATE VISION BOARDS FOR OUR PHOTOSHOOTS. SOPHIA AND I WOULD SPEND HOURS COORDINATING OUTFITS, CRIMPING OUR HAIR (BECAUSE I MEAN COME ON, THAT WAS THE COOL THING TO DO) AND SWITCH OFF AS PHOTOGRAPHER/DIRECTOR AND MODEL WITH OUR CLASSY DISPOSABLE CAMERAS. AS THE TEENS YEARS APPROACHED, MY BESTIE MOVED AWAY AND THESE CREATIVE ADVENTURES DWINDLED....

 

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I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY AND INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY. IT IS THE BEGINNING OF SOPHOMORE YEAR AND A SURPRISING EVENT OCCURS THAT LEADS ME TO THE INTENSIVE CARE WITH THE NEWS THAT I HAVE A BLOOD CLOT IN MY HEAD. AS A RESULT, I AM OUT OF SCHOOL FOR A SEMESTER LETTING MY BODY HEAL ITSELF. THIS PAUSE WAS A BLESSING BECAUSE NOT ONLY DID I SLEEP LIKE A CAT FOR 12 HOURS A DAY BUT I BEGAN TO DIG DEEPER. AFTER THIS SHORT RECOVERY, I RE-ENTER UNIVERSITY WITH MY OWN PERSONAL CHALLENGES,  I WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO DROP MY SECOND MAJOR IN INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY. LETTING GO OF THIS PART OF ME THAT WAS ATTACHED TO ENTERING THE MEDICAL FIELD GAVE ME SPACE TO REDISCOVER THE CREATIVE SIDE THAT HAD SLIPPED AWAY IN MY YOUTH. EXPLORING NATURE AND THE ARTS PLUS LOTS OF LAUGHTER AND LOVE HEALED ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT. DURING THE SECOND HALF OF MY COLLEGE CAREER, I RESDISCOVERED MY LOVE FOR ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY. 

 POST COLLEGE, I DECIDED TO GO FOR THE GOLD AND PURSUE MY CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY. IT IS SUCH A GIFT TO CAPTURE LIGHT AND ALL THE MOMENTS IN BETWEEN. MY MISSION IS EXPRESS THE LIGHT AND EMOTION IN EVERY SUBJECT AND CAPTURE THEIR TRUTH.