I am a cat lover by nature and a dog lover by choice. On a typical day, you can find me at my local coffee shop editing away and probably talking just as much as I am working. My friends laugh about how excited I get about the small things; like a good cinnamon roll or hair sparkles and glitter or any and all kinds of farm animals! I always take the spiders in my home outside, never do I squish them. And I’m currently trying to teach myself how to slow down and enjoy the moment before me, which is one of the reasons I love photography so much. I am a deep feeler of emotions and am thankful for them. I love Disney and Hogwarts just as much as I love getting lost in the mountains. In the summer of 2017, I set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and made it about half way before having to get off from a stress fracture in my foot. Hiking the trail transformed my life and if you have the slightest inclination to thru-hike, do yourself a favor and just GO DO IT!!!!
I am Jade! I am a twenty-something year old barista, photographer, dog AND cat mom and wife of almost 10 years (yes, I know, I was young when I got married) who has gone from living a comfortable life on the shores of Lake Michigan to a 1980’s RV in Los Angeles, California to a town of 1,000 people nestled alongside the Columbia River Gorge. My husband and I moved away from our hometown in SW Michigan over four years ago to go after a life that was filled with more road trips, more hiking, and more adventure!! We love all things West Coast and are are so grateful we get to be a part of a culture that loves the outdoors as much as we do!
My Photography Style
As I mentioned above, part of the reason I love photography is that a photo captures a moment, right then and there. It captures a time and place in your life that will never happen again. It takes a snapshot of the season you are in, sometimes difficult, sometimes full of joy, but photographs give us an opportunity to look back at those times and see where we have come from. They remind us those trials we rose above or the light and happy seasons we embraced.
So with that said, my goal when I shoot is to capture the now; the season that you are in.