“I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improblable dreams.”
Whose that bubbly, energetic, talks so fast she could be a Gilmore Girl over there? oh that's me! I love all things nerdy (we're talking all things super hero/scifi) can quote every episode of How I Met Your Mother & Gossip Girl. I have a passion for travel that stems from growing up in a military family and moving very often. I have lived in 8 states and traveled to over 30! I love a bright lipstick, being outdoors if it's under 80 degrees, and hanging out in the water at my families lake house.
I am extremely passionate about music, and play the piano. Song lyrics hit me deep and I often find myself tearing up (okay bawling to a lot of songs). I can remember almost every song lyric, and one day want to play "Name That Song" from the React youtube channel to test out my skills! Every car ride is my own personal karaoke session and I love listening to music during photo shoots!
I found my joy in capturing high school & college seniors, engagements and weddings! I love working with any couple, no matter their faith. I believe above all else that love is love, no matter who you are loving. I love making a fool out of my self for my couples, so they feel comfortable & those laughing photos are truly genuine!
Caramel macchiatos are my go to Starbucks drink! Andrey and I met working at Starbucks back in 2011, and I actually didn't even drink coffee when I first started working there. Caramel Macchaitos (with ristretto shots and only 2 pumps of vanilla) was my first coffee drink I loved, and my true and constant order. Most of my clothes are monochrome colored, but everything else is floral patterned! In our house, my clothes, Amelia's room, it's everywhere Andrey can tolerate!
I love my alma matter, and Andrey does too! I got the early kick on loving college football growing up in Nebraska, and then we all know how serious Football is in Texas (where I spent 3 years, talk about Friday Night Lights, also a love of mine) Of course I had to go to a big football school. I loved Ohio State, and you can find my reping my team on game day Saturdays with some scarlet and grey.
You only live once, why have boring hair? I've gone between red and blonde for years, and purple made its way into the mix a couple years ago. I've taken it to the next level with fun color melts! My wardrobe my only consist of black, grey, navy and white, but my hair reflects my personality, colorful, full of life and ready for a good time! shout out to Katelyn McGinn for always making my hair so colorful!
Andrey and I were married in 2015, and we just welcomed our sweet girl, Amelia, in February 2017.
We live out in the middle of nowhere and but love the city. You'll find me in Raleigh (okay at Target or Starbucks) at least 3 days a week.
We are also a bi-lingual family speaking English & Russian! Andrey moved from Russia to the US when he was 10 with his family!