"Ask Me Anything..." | 3.27.17

"Ask Me Anything..." is a weekly blog segment where I take all your question about photography, business, myself, or ANYTHING else you can think of. I'll choose my three favorite questions from Instagram every Friday and answer them here on Mondays. Check back every week for new questions! 


What is your core value?

     I love this question because I think it's important to know not only what you value in yourself, but what you value in others as well. I think I would have to say I have two core values: integrity and ambition. 

     By "integrity" I mean that I try to live in a way that shows people I do what I say I'm going to do, I show up to the best of my abilities, I do the right things when no one is watching. It's important to me that the people I value know that they can depend on me. 

     My other core value is "ambition" because I'm a very goal oriented person. I'm always striving to be better than I was the day before. 

     I was talking to my friend about dating yesterday and she said that I should be looking for my own core values in the men I date. If they don't possess my core values then they're probably not a good fit for me as a partner. 

What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?

     When I was younger I wanted to be an actress. Unfortunately, my fear of rejection got in the way and I eventually stopped pursuing that dream. I think, if I knew I would be successful, I would probably want to do something as a performer. Maybe a dancer, singer, or actress. Triple threat baby!  

This was from my first ever dance recital. We danced to "ABC" by the Jackson 5. I was eight years old and absolutely fell in love with being on stage and performing for an audience. I danced for ten years and miss it all the time. Luckily, the costumes and my personal style progressed a bit over the years. My favorite thing about this picture is my toasty, golden thighs. 

This was from my first ever dance recital. We danced to "ABC" by the Jackson 5. I was eight years old and absolutely fell in love with being on stage and performing for an audience. I danced for ten years and miss it all the time. Luckily, the costumes and my personal style progressed a bit over the years. My favorite thing about this picture is my toasty, golden thighs. 

How do you manage to work with the videographer on the wedding day to make sure both of you get the best shots without bumping into each other's angles?

     I feel like there's this weird stigma about videographers and photographers competing with each other for the perfect shot. This is really silly to me because we're really all teammates on a wedding day trying to do our jobs and deliver the best possible product to our clients.

     For me to say I'm never going to get in the videographer's shot would be an absolute lie and impossibility. However, I can absolutely be aware of their angles and try my best not to stand in front of their shot during the ceremony. I think maintaining a good relationship with the videographer is really simple: communicate with them before the day starts to figure out each other's approach to capturing the story, ask them where they need to stand during certain parts of the day, leave time for them to capture the shots they need to get as well. Be courteous to one another!

Here's a behind the scenes shot of me having a pow wow with the videography team before the ceremony. I was probably telling them I'm going to get a wide shot of the bride walking down the aisle (aka please don't get in my shot). 

Here's a behind the scenes shot of me having a pow wow with the videography team before the ceremony. I was probably telling them I'm going to get a wide shot of the bride walking down the aisle (aka please don't get in my shot).