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something so magical -
it could only be found
in fairy tales

the ones we find in real life when we "grow up"

i ALWAYS THOUGHT LOVE WAS SOMETHING INCREDIBLY RARE,

WHAT'S EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE THAN
THE FAIRY TALES WE DREAM UP AS CHILDREN?

When I was four (yep 4!) my dad got me my own film camera. Around that time, my parents were also getting divorced. While packing up our home, I stole some wedding photos that I’d found in a box in the basement. I carried them around with me everywhere just to remember the times they were together and happy.

Being only four, it was pretty hard on me, so I created my own "happy" moments with my camera.  I'd spend hours styling and posing my Barbies around the house (and propped on my German Shepard, Max).
My mom would have the film developed and I'd wave them in anyone's face I could. I loved showing everyone what I created.

While real life fairy tales might not be Barbie + Ken perfect, your love story is unique and perfect to you. My childhood has taught me that happy and beautiful things + moments throughout life might not last forever, because time continues on - the best day of your life, a loved one, or your favorite song on the radio - but we can surely document these happy days to hold close to us through tough times.

Twenty-some years after posing my Barbies, I've gone through college, dropped out, and earned an Interior Design degree. Now, I'm here doing the same thing I loved to do back then - except now with even more meaning than I could've ever thought (and with actual breathing humans in love). 

07

56

16

14

08

(fact - I hate numbers but love facts)

Number of countries I've been to though I wish to visit many, many more!

Number of plants I accidentally got during quarantine
(oops)

Number of times I've been to
Disney World

Times per year on average I'm usually traveling for work or fun

Most VooDoo Doughnuts I've eaten in one sitting

RANDOM FUN FACTS

16

Times per year on average I'm usually traveling for work or fun

08

Most VooDoo Doughnuts I've eaten in one sitting

07

Number of countries I've been to though I wish to visit many, many more!

56

Number of plants I accidentally got during quarantine
(oops)

16

Number of times I've been to Disney World

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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