BEHIND THE LENS
At home near the sea. Back porch sittin' listening to the sounds of the low country. Jeans and a tee. Waffle House. Jersey girl. Kane Brown on repeat.
Born and raised in a small town in New Jersey, I whole heartedly believe in the saying, "you can take the girl out of Jersey, but ya can't take the Jersey out of the girl." I left the Garden State at a mere 18 years old when I joined the Marine Corps and have since lived in a few different states. I have three amazing humans that call me mom and two furry children that would also call me mom if they could talk. I live for the fall, love pasta and although I am trying really hard to quit soda, I can't go a week without a refreshing canned coke. I absolutely love interior design and wish I were better at it but in my spare time I really love making my little golf cottage a home.
My people. My reason for starting this business and my drive for working hard. They keep me motivated and passionate and are always my number one supporters when I need a model. I may need to bribe but it works out in the end!
MY ENGLISH BULLDOG
Meet stubborn, I mean Buster! My english bulldog baby. He's a rescue and I'm not sure who rescued who. He's been with me through some really tough times and even though he growls at you when you tell him no or to get off the couch, he's always there to welcome me home from a long day and keep me warm at night (even though he's not supposed to sleep on the bed, but don't tell him that).
The newest member of the ARP family is Bodhi! He's a blue brindle frenchie who loves treats, chew bones and ropes, to meet anybody (human and fur friend, alike). He loves to sleep on top of you and patrol the top cushions of the couch. Sprinkles of water anywhere on his body send him into zoomie overdrive. He's truly the best bud.
coke in a can
It's quite unhealthy but I really can't live without canned coke. I've at least switched to smaller cans if I have them in the house but I try not to keep them easily accessible. I will usually make a gas station pit stop for a regular sized one before a wedding day!
my APPROACH IS SIMPLY THIS:
I find joy in the small things. The little moments that you share with loved ones and friends that evoke genuine reactions. My art is storytelling and I do this by being as non-invasive as I can be to document what is naturally unfolding before me but I also inject gentle guidance when needed or necessary.
surrounded by greenery
make it count
SALT WATER, ALWAYS
let it unfold.
make the list, then go there.
more of all of this
Things that I love, that speak to me, inspire me and are just an all around vibe.
IN ORDER TO BE
ONE MUST ALWAYS BE
— COCO CHANEL
who are you?
You also have a sweet spot for dogs (bulldogs are the best, imho) and find beauty in the simplest of things. Moments, heirlooms, natural, timeless, candid and sentimental are all words that resonate with you. Above all, you're lovers and value your time spent with those you adore.