I come from an international background- my mom is Danish and my dad is from the U.S. I have lived in Denmark, The U.S., Japan, and Germany, and the question of where I am from is a hard one! I'm currently living with my (German) husband (read more about how we met and fell in love HERE!) on the border between Germany and Denmark with our two cute cats. I like to consider myself a global citizen- a human of the world :)
Throughout my travels, I have always enjoyed hearing other people's stories, connecting with new people, and learning what makes them smile! Now, as a photographer, I get to capture those stories and smiles, and it is a dream come true!
I preserve legacies through my pictures, and strive for my pictures to be genuine and joyful!
I have worked as a teacher in the U.S. and Japan, and absolutely love teaching. Although, I love learning equally as much. I believe we have so much to learn from each other in this world and that people's uniqueness is what makes life interesting (Read more about my philosophy on life HERE!)
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on the couch
with a cat
out and about
I believe in the good in other people - and in myself. I believe that we are stronger together than we are apart, and that there is enough room in this world for diversity and varied ways of living.
I believe that there is a greater meaning to life, and that love will always prevail. I am a perfectionist, but I know that there is beauty in imperfection, and I have learned that it is through this understanding that progress finds its way.
Below you can read a few favorite quotes that illustrate how I strive to live my life and shape my beliefs!
“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together.”
“And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”
"stop chasing perfect, and start seeing progress"
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness . . . charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
"TO LAUGH OFTEN AND MUCH . . . TO APPRECIATE BEAUTY, TO FIND THE BEST IN OTHERS. TO LEAVE THE WORLD A BIT BETTER . . . THIS IS TO HAVE SUCCEEDED"
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
"WE SHALL NOT CEASE FROM EXPLORATION AND THE END OF ALL OUR EXPLORING WILL BE TO ARRIVE WHERE WE STARTED AND KNOW THE PLACE FOR THE FIRST TIME"
Have you ever looked at a picture and smiled remembering the genuine happiness you felt in the moment it was taken? Or have you ever teared up with sentimentality over looking at a picture of a family member or friend from a time since passed?
I have always been fascinated by the way in which moments are frozen into eternity through the capture of a photo and the way in which memories of significance then can be revisited through those images captured. I believe that the real power of photography lies in its power to preserve and capture precious memories as well as in the ability it has to evoke beautiful emotion.
Take a look through my lens to get a sense of my style, and if you think we would be a good match, I would love to get to know you and would feel honored to help capture some of those precious smiles, emotions, and memories of yours!