Welcome to my little slice of paradise on the internet!
I'm Andrea! I am a proud military spouse, avid tea drinker and hiking enthusiast. If you're into enneagrams, I'm a 2w3. When I'm not behind my camera you can find me relaxing at the beach, hiking in the mountains, cooking up a new recipe at home or planning my next travel adventure.
My love of photography started off when my parents gifted me my first camera, a Canon PowerShot point and shoot camera. From that moment on you could always find me doing photoshoots with my best friends trying to recreate high fashion shoots from America's Next Top Model. From there it grew into classes during high school, film photography classes in college and studying abroad at SACI College of Art & Design in Florence, Italy.
However, I decided to put my passion of photography on hold to pursue another dream of mine: being an elementary school teacher. After five years of teaching (which I loved!), I felt my life being pulled back to photography again.
Why photography? Because the photographs are not only memories but emotions. Photographs allow you to travel back in time to that precious moment and feeling while reliving it all over again. They are important pieces of personal and family history. I would be honored to help you preserve invaluable moments of your life's story.
A few of my favorite things . . .
- Drink: chai tea & matcha lattes
- Ice cream flavor: mint cookie & cookie dough
- Fast food: In-N-Out
- Animal: turtle & camel
- Color: light blue
- TV show: Top Chef, Hawaii Five-0 & Downton Abbey
- Movie: Pride & Prejudice
- Movie series: Star Wars
- Sport: volleyball & pickleball
- Hike: The Narrows in Zion
Dream photoshoots . . .
- Redwood National Park
- Zion National Park
- Sand Dunes National Park
- Mount Rainier
- Great Smokey Mountains
- New York City
- Florence, Italy
- Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Santorini, Greece
Contact me about an out of state or international session! I'd LOVE to travel somewhere new and exciting to capture your love story!