1. What chore do you absolutely love doing?
Laundry. I adore making neat, clean, little piles of clothes.
2. If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Elisabeth Elliot. I’d describe her as unshakable. When life threw her curve ball after curve ball, she remained focused on her purpose. Strong, practical, faithful woman.
3. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’d love to learn how to dance! I can follow a waltz box step and have been known to hustle but I realized that I know NOTHING about dance when I took a Hip Hop workout class. There’s something about Hip Hop that can not be taught- believe me!
4. What’s your favorite mode of transportation?
Pedi cab. It’s exhilarating to hop onto a cart and have someone pedal you around Charleston. Wind in your face, smells, voices, lights- everything is magnified; and the view is usually pretty good, too!
5. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Julia Roberts. It’s the mouth.
6. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
What’s “free time?” I have three boys, ages 9, 3 ½, & 2. I own an awesome business and if I’m not working on a new, fun idea I have 10 more waiting to come out. I do carve out time for my girlfriends and I love throwing foodie parties.
7. At what age did you become an adult?
Even with three kids under my belt I still feel like I’m playing HOUSE!
8. What story does your family always tell about you?
My family is not normal. They have a weird sense of humor so the stories they tell about each other don’t involve merit or achievement. They like to hash and rehash failures, paparazzi photo ops, and the countless practical jokes being played on each other. For example, my sister likes to remind me that she lost a toe nail when I jumped on her for an impromptu piggy back ride. How was I supposed to know she was going to run into a wall??!! We tease my brother about that time he tried to spit on us . . . as the fan was blowing in his face. YEAH! My mom still laughs about the fact that she taught me to spell my name wrong. (I didn’t know how to spell my name properly until I needed my birth certificate for a high school activity.) Her reply to my shock & dismay was, “Oh! You’re dad must’ve told the nurse how to spell it different than I though.” I accepted that answer until I had children of my own! Families aren’t perfect- which is why they’re perfect.
9. What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
Every moment in life can either strengthen or cripple. I’m strong on days that start out with prayer- because my focus is on Jesus, not everything else.
10. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be a mommy but I used to want to be a teacher! (until I took a Photography 101 course in college) After that first introduction to the amazing world of seeing life through a camera, I threw caution to the wind and decided to TRY and make something of that elusive photography notion. I didn’t know what was available to me, as a single mom, in this industry BUT fate found a way. The wedding photography niche found me and it’s been a love affair ever since.
Pictures on this page were taken by the talented Hannah of Hannah Lane Photography.