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We Choose the Moon Photography
We Choose the Moon Photography

My husband once told me if I were a song, I would be "My Silver Lining" by First Aid Kit.

Sorry friends, unlike other photographers you've seen out there, I don't have a favorite Starbucks order and my favorite place isn't a beach. But that's only because I don't often go out for coffee and I have a sun allergy so my relationship with the nearly perfect ball of hot plasma in the sky isn't great. (Hints why beaches aren't my thing).  Although I do occasionally order a vanilla chia latte from a local coffeehouse and if I slap on vampire approved sunscreen, I'm fine to go to the beach.  I do have other redeeming qualities though. I make a decent rum sour, I get the oil changed in my Bronco regularly, and I often listen to lo-fi music. I'm a well rounded artist with experience and training in painting, drawing, music (piano & clarinet), 3D arts, 2D arts, jewelry making, film/video recording and editing and graphic design. I also dabble in the bakery arts.

We Choose the Moon Photography

But how did I end up here?

We Choose the Moon Photography
We Choose the Moon Photography

Totally on accident. But isn't that life?

I took a lot of photos as a kid and then fell in love with video, which ultimately lead me to pursue a film major in college. A small art school in TN that doesn't exist anymore. (They were assimilated Borg style by another college I won't name) I started dating my now husband long distance, about a year later I graduated. He had a steady job. I did not. It made sense for me to move to him, back in Kentucky (I'm originally from the Bluegrass State). The film industry isn't exactly booming in this region so I took a part-time job at Target. Then I randomly came across a job offer as a photographer for a chain photo studio. I worked there 6 months, they fired me (I wouldn't take the boring photos they wanted me to and I wouldn't sucker people into buying crappy studio photos. Joke is on them though because they no longer exist. *middle finger to them*), and I started my own thing because I found I really enjoyed taking pictures. 

At first I stayed clear of weddings. But ended up photographing a wedding for a friend and I decided it wasn't that bad. In fact, I enjoyed it more than family or senior photos. As the daughter of a firefighter, I love working in the moment and just doing whatever I can to make it work. 

That's how I ended up here; writing this sentence on my website hoping there are others out there, like me, who just want cool wedding photos. 

My Favorite...

Books

Circe & The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller
The Bird and the Sword Chronicles
by Amy Harmon
The Seven Husbands of
Evelyn Hugo & Daisy Jones and the Six
by Taylor Reid Jenkins
Velvet Was the Night
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Humans by Matt Haig
Maame by Jessica George
Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
Like Happiness
by Ursula Villarreal-Moura
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Movies

White Christmas (1954)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Death Proof (2007)
The Vast of Night (2019)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Interstellar (2014)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Smokey and The Bandit (1977)
Hercules (1997)
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
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