Because WHY NOT?

Founded in 2015 in Athens, Ga. I created Cinder + SMOKE because someone very important to me told me I would make a horrible nurse.

I have always cared for the earth. I’m certainly what one might call crunchy! I wanted to be apart of GreenPeace and save all the animals. Although this was a huge part of who I was it wasn’t the best way for me to make a living. I had a dear friend of mine die and as I was driving to take the entrance nursing exam I remembered my friend who I was never going to see ever again saying,

You know you’ll be a shit nurse right?
— Anna

It’s scary to be who you're meant to be. It doesn't feel easy because it's not. But I was made for this. 

Entrepreneurship is never a smooth road, sorry to burst anyone's bubble. But even with all its challenges I knew this is what I had to do. Whether it was lucrative or not, it was just something I needed to do.

I want to show you what I see and make you feel the way you were always meant to.



I will hold you against me, until you feel the life thumping beneath my skin, beating wildly for yours.


What if I just can't wait for my images?

If you just can’t wait for your stellar images you can add on a RUSH fee to kick my butt in gear for $65 to get your images back in 2 days!

What does cinder + SMOKE mean?

Go listen to Iron + Wine.

Where did you go to school?

High School - Jefferson High
University - UNG

Do I have to get naked?

Eventually we all have to get NAKED but no. Womanhood/Manhood can be celebrated without taking any clothes off!

What is the difference between intimates and OWN Boudoir?

OWN sessions are done in Atlanta and are more classic, sophisticated and timeless. Intimates are done here in Athens and are more experimental, moody and raw.

When is the best time to book?

Anytime really! It’s best to get the time of day and location you want, to get in touch with me at least a month ahead of time. If you are interested in an Adventure session, Elopement or Wedding I would suggest getting in contact with me 3-6 months ahead of time. Always feel free to slide into my DM’s and see if anyone has rescheduled or canceled.



Did you go to school for photography?

Negative Ghost Rider! I went to school for Environmental Studies.  

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon 6D, 24-70 and 50 1.2.

Do you travel?

Do I travel???? YES!! I love traveling for business and pleasure. Check out my Bucket List for Discount/no travel fees on sessions shot in locations I would love to shoot at!

Where are you from?

Good ol’ Jefferson, Ga.

Any tips for new photographers?

Don’t stop! Don’t compare yourself to ANYONE!

Can I split my wedding day coverage up? 

Yes!! You can! I do add a fee for that.

Where should we have our session?

Well … I’m glad you asked! I have a Bucket List of all the places in the WORLD I have been craving to shoot. Plus I know where all the secret spots are around town!  


What should I wear?

Once again… I am so glad you asked! After paying your non-refundable retainer I send you a Style Guide. This guide walks you through colors that match locations that I use often and why coordinating your outfits with the locations is so important for the final product! As well as discussing the benefit of getting your hair and makeup done.

How much do you edit your images?

To use a term circa 2013; I am a natural light photographer. I try to get my photos as close to perfect in camera as possible. I retouch bruises, pimples and large scars. I don’t do fine skin retouching without an additional fee.

Who is your second shooter?

This really just depends. My base package for weddings does not include a second shooter. You can add on a second shooter to any type of session though for $100.00. An additional photographer for my base wedding package would add $300.00.

When will I get to see my images?

If you don’t add on the RUSH fee my turn around is normally 2 weeks for any type of session besides a wedding. Wedding turn around is between 3 - 4 weeks.

What if I'm not photogenic? I call Bullshit! I would be lying if I told you I didn’t pose my clients. I do BUT I do it in a very raw candid way. Usually asking you to do something insanely stupid so I can photograph the reaction.

If we can't decide which type of session we want, can we mix and match to make one right for us? 

ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTEY! Send me a message on here and we can figure something out!


Drift Wood Beach
Cumberland Island
Stone Mountain
Arabia Mountain
Chattahoochee National Forest
Lula Lake Land Trust
Cloudland Canyon
Tallulah Gorge
Toccoa Falls
Fort Mountain State Park
Hog Pen Gap
Brasstown Bald
Blood Mountain
Piedmont Park
Wormsloe Historic Site
Centennial Olympic Park
Cockspur Island Light
BAPS Shir Swaminarayan Mandir

Bucket List


Baker Lake, Washington
Yosemite, California
Redwoods, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
Buckskin Gulch, Utah
Kanarraville Falls, Utah
Portland, Oregon
Brooklyn Bridge, NYC
Cedar Breaks
Havasu Creek
Hunts Mesa, Arizona
Opal Creek, Oregon
Oneonta Narrows, Oregon
Alvord Desert, Oregon
Mt. Rainier, Washington
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Shi Shi Beach, Washington
Max Patch, Asheville


Sri Lanka
South Africa