behind the lens
Thank you for stopping by to find out who is behind the photos. My family and those who love me call me Hope. I have a sweet, thoughtful + immensely talented husband who owns a landscaping company – Rootstock Landscaping + Design (shameless plug). Yep that’s him and I in the image here. We got married in Savannah, Ga. The place where we spent 3 amazing years while I went to graduate school (Savannah College of Art + Design). We currently reside in Catonsville, Maryland with our 3 amazing boys!
I’ve been an artist for most of my life. I started off drawing and painting as a young girl and took art lessons at the local art studio in town from the age of 9-17 (Staub Art Studio). My first art show was at the age of 10 at the arts + crafts festival in my home town of Catonsville. I went on to teach art lessons at this studio to support me through college. I attended Stevenson University where I received my BFA in Graphic Design. It was during these college years that I fell in love with photography in school. After graduating, I left home for the first time with my sister to attend the Savannah College of Art & Design and pursue another BFA in Fine Art Photography.
I’ve been so lucky to have shot over 200+ weddings since opening my doors in 2006 and have been featured in several National Wedding Publications around the world. I’ve been so lucky to travel over the years from Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, DC to PA, NY, California, Texas, GA, NC, SC, FLA, Puerto Rico and beyond… to capture some amazing weddings! My goal with everything I photograph… to bring out and capture the natural beauty, emotion and moment with anything that crosses my lens.