I think it's safe to say that my number one passion in life is photography but I absolutely adore books. I've been known to be reading two or three at a time and will always prefer a good old fashioned paper copy over anything digital or audio. The feel of the pages between my fingertips, the visual accomplishment of seeing how far I've gone (and how far I've yet to go), the papery smell of a new hardback ... these are all things I cherish about the experience. One might say that making them by hand was a natural progression! Being able to combine my loves for photography, books, and physically creating something with my own two hands is a dream come true.
When I'm not out documenting weddings, you can find me in the mountains (and even then, I'm still photographing). I'm game for most anything, from rock climbing and barreling down mountains on a bike, to fishing, skiing, and playing hockey. However, backpacking will always be my number one jam, no matter the time of year. To exist in a wild place for longer than a day's visit is sacred to me and seems very akin to time traveling, seeing and experiencing nature the way it was intended to be. Summer trips to high alpine lakes are an obvious favorite but I do suffer negative temperatures in the dead of winter to get my fix, too. There's no such thing as an off season!
Lastly, but certainly not least, I am the Not-Self-Proclaimed Queen of S'mores. Yes, you read that correctly: I never proclaimed myself as such, rather I have several enthusiastic references to back up this claim. I've spent my time around campfires patiently honing this highly acclaimed skill and have perfected the method of producing the quintessential combination of crunchy cracker, melty chocolate, and flawlessly oozy marshmallow for the ultimate s'mores experience. You're curious now, aren't you? Even more curious is my pronunciation of the word "s'more" but you'll not know about either unless you ask me to your next campfire!