I spent most of my adult life on a track to be an accountant. All the way through graduating with a degree in finance and accounting, passing my CPA exams, and working for a global audit firm (good times!). I was eager to achieve certain tangible goals, mostly driven by money and social status, and After a few years working in the industry, I found that I was miserable. No job, no team, no task was going to make me happy, because I didn't love what I was doing. SO, I bought an entry level DSLR and started watching courses online. go malorie.. it’s your birthday…
I photographed everything in the seattle area I could! from my dog, to random buildings, to my boyfriend (thanks babe!). I put together "fashion shoots" with my friends, and started offering free sessions to families and couples in my area. I was desperate to learn and grow and pursue this weird crazy thing that started as a hobby.
Within the first few months of buying my first camera, I was photographing weddings, newborns, maternity, families, birthday parties, you name it. I wanted to learn everything and genuinely connect with what i was doing and who i was doing it for.
So here I am, working as a full time photographer, in seattle and beyond, capturing love stories of all shapes and sizes and living a better version of my life than I ever planned for. What I hope is obvious, is that I don't do this because it was my fastest track to make money (trust me, it's not hehe). rather, I do this because without even knowing it was happening, photography became my identity. My thing, my purpose, and my passion. And connecting and capturing moments for those who chose to work with me is a blessing I will never stop thanking my lucky stars for!