The Story of a Photographer...

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved taking photos. There's just something about the concept of being able to freeze a slice of time and tangibly possess it in your hands that captivates me till this day. Yet the true magic happens when I can combine my skills within the medium together with amazing moments in a person's life to create images that will last forever. I am being 100% truthful when I say that this never feels like work for me. I never get tired of it. It is truly a passion of mine. And it is through that passion that I hope to bring you some truly stunning photographs.

To give you a little backstory, I started taking photos completely by accident. Sure, I would fill up my cell phone storage with pictures within the first few months of getting it, and I would go through disposable cameras like they were water. But I never had any intention on ever pursuing the hobby in a more legitimate sense. However, while working towards my nursing degree in college, I was forced to take an elective senior year in order to graduate. Well, what does any 21 year old who is being mandated to take an elective in their final semester of college do? Look for the easiest thing possible to get a passing grade in... and for me, that was Film Photography 101. I was handed a camera, a roll of film, and given a task. Within a week I had to have the whole roll developed and presented to the class. That was it for me. I was hooked.

We are making photos to understand what our lives mean to us..

Ralph Hattersley

We are making photos to understand what our lives mean to us..

Ralph Hattersley

Wait, You're also a Nurse Practitioner?!


Yes... that I am! In 2018 I became a Registered Nurse and instantly began working in an ICU. I LOVED that job, that is until March of 2020 rolled around. Post pandemic I was totally burnt out and knew I needed an escape from health care. I had already started working towards my degree as a Nurse Practitioner but I knew that wasn't going to make me happy. However, I persevered and got my degree anyway. Will I ever use it? Probably not. But I CAN prescribe you an antibiotic prior to your wedding incase you're feeling sick. And that is something that I don't think any other photographer can say.