My Dad and I used to hike mountains every summer when I was growing up. When I turned 11, my Dad took me to climb my first 14er- Mt. Elbert in Colorado (which by the way is literally the highest mountain in Colorado) About halfway up the mountain, my tiny legs gave out and I needed a nap. We pulled off the trail, ate a power bar and then my Dad covered me up with a blue tarp so I could rest. After a little snack and nap, we continued on towards the summit. I will never forget the feeling of accomplishment, pride and love I felt as I stood at the peak knowing I had just done something really freaking hard. On our way down, it began to hail and we ducked under some trees until the storm passed. It was hands down the most exhilarating experience of my life and showed me at a very young age that I could do really hard things as long as I was willing to give myself grace when things didn't go as planned and I kept pushing through.
Was the last thing you read digitally or in print?
Good to Great by Jim Collins
What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?
A cup of coffee.
What was your inspiration for becoming a part of the event/wedding industry?
I used to dream about traveling the world and photographing real stories of real people for National Geographic. As an adult I realized traveling to third world countries and being a Mom with tiny humans would be complicated. So I started to look for ways to tell the story of real people and their stories right here at home. And what better way to tell someone's story than on their wedding day- high emotion, tons of fun, and able to sleep in my own bed at night?! YES PLEASE!