We both did our undergrad at UW back in 2008-12 and our, not so fancy, meet cute took place during a beer pong tournament. We both have grown up a lot since then.
He's from South Korea. The pups in his litter were named after each day of the week. He was given the name Saturday, which in Korean is similar to Tony and the name stuck. We always wanted a "Tony" so it was pretty much fate. I still get teary eyed everyday, looking at his face because we waited so long to adopt our first dog and I can't believe he is ours.
I've been in love with my other half for 11 years. We live a pretty normal life, in a quaint home in North Portland with our dog, Tony. On days where I'm not working you can find me making a mess in the kitchen, testing out new recipes or getting lost in books. The introverted side of me enjoys evenings cozied up by our wood burning fireplace and trips to the coast or our family beach house at Hood Canal. The extroverted side of me comes out in my work, as I'm energized by capturing new families and couples in love.
I enjoy traveling and have been to 19 countries. I like feeling lost in new places, learning about new cultures, and trying ethnic street food! I also really love being home, tending to my garden, working on home projects and spending time with our dog, laying in the grass. I think life is a balance of big adventures and little moments; both hold equal value.
If you stalked me on social you'd find me following accounts/people like Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, Dan Levy, rescue dog accounts, NPR, pretty floral accounts and JVN. I like to feel inspired by recipes, unique interiors and other artists, while also being in the know about world events, humanitarian issues, and politics.
I'm a huge empath, and feel moved by connection and friendship. I believe the most important aspect of being a great photographer is getting to know the people in front of my lens; genuine imagery will always be sourced from vulnerability and trust.