A very special date for me is coming up….September 9th.

On September 9th, 2011, I decided to start my own photography business. Four years later and I'm still actively pursuing what truly makes my heart soar. Getting people in front of my lens, capturing them and learning about them through the lens of a camera is the best ever. After 4 years, I can confidently say that you can learn a lot about a person just by taking their photograph. It's those connections that I make with my clients that keep me passionate about what I do!  

As some of you know, this passion of mine came not only from a deeply rooted love for photographs and making connections with others, but from simply taking photos of my friends! My sweet friend featured in this series, Lauren, has always been one of my biggest inspirations. She too has a passion for visual arts and while this may sound silly, I think from a very young age we fed the flames in each others hearts. She is now pursuing a film production major at Webster University! I've been wanting to share these photos for a while because they are some of my favorites. Just me, my camera, one of my dearest friends, and an evening of trying crazy poses, laughing, and driving around…nothing sweeter than that. 

Here's to another 4 years of magic. The number of reasons why I love what I do pretty much equal the number of freckles on my beautiful friend's face.