Getting my first video camera at the age of eight, I spent my childhood behind the lens, bossing, I mean directing, my younger sister and all our neighbors, creating little worlds more beautiful and interesting than my own.
I filmed anything and everything and eventually realized I could make money doing it. I started filming the theater performances at my middle school, creating DVDs and selling them to my friend's parents. At 12, I filmed my first wedding and I fell in love with telling other people's stories-- in capturing the small, intimate details that make up our world, and presenting my films to them as lasting reminders of their love.
Film and Photography continued to be the center of my life through high school as I spent the entire school day in the broadcasting department and working with several television studios that produced local news-- quickly growing from getting coffee for reporters, to running the teleprompter, finding and licensing media, writing scripts, filming b-roll, operating studio cameras, and sometimes even being in front of the camera or behind a microphone doing voice overs. I also continued filming live events with my own business-theater and dance recitals, weddings, and parties.
I graduated cum laude from Georgia State University in 2016, studying Film & Video Production and English. At GSU, I worked with GSTV-writing, directing, filming, and editing news segments. I worked on creating many short films and worked with a big film production studio called Film Tribe.
Today, I've finally turned my passion for art into a full time job and career. Every day I feel so excited to wake up and get to work. I truly love what I do. In the rare moments that I'm not behind a camera or editing on my Mac, I'm painting, playing guitar, watching movies, or hiking.