I’ve been a serial entrepreneur my entire life. While I was in college, I found myself making jewelry. I ended up catching the eye of some local shops and eventually brides! At some point I told myself I needed to hire a photographer because my iPhone photos weren’t doing the jewelry any justice! After my first session with a photographer, I decided I wanted to invest in my own camera. It hardly took me any time to learn how to use it and I was really enjoying taking pictures of everything and anything! The next thing I knew, people were asking me to take their family pictures and photography accidentally became a part time job for me.
Business kept progressing year after year and I remember my friend telling me “you should do this full time” and I kind of laughed because I had never even considered that as a possibility. And then things just started snowballing from there. I was asked to do a couple weddings, I was flown to New York for an engagement session, and bookings just started pouring in.
In August of 2017, it was all coming to a head. I was having a very difficult time managing my full time job as a small business consultant and my photography career. I loved photography, but was it enough to pay the bills? Would I have customers next month? After many tears and conversations, I decided to take a chance and I haven’t looked back since.
Pursing photography full time has been a dream come true and I thank God every single day for blessing me with the ability and the opportunity. My job has allowed me to meet the most amazing people, have amazing opportunities, all while allowing me to feel like a stay at home mom with my son.
I’m here to tell you that whatever you’re dreaming about or pursuing, you can do it. Listen, I literally laughed – in someone’s face – when they told me I should consider photography full time. I am proof that whatever you pour your heart and energy into, that’s what’s going to thrive.
I am a Korean girl who grew up in Nashville, TN… Think about seeing an asian girl and then being shocked when you start to hear her talk with a southern twang! That’s me!
I am also very obsessed with everything and anything Trader Joes. If you are a Pelotoner, get ready to be best friends with me!
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
I’m obsessed with books just as much as I’m obsessed with binge watching tv (Game of Thrones and Grey’s come to mind), anything food related, and fitness. I also love Jesus, but I do cuss a little (sorry mom).
My favorite things to eat are bibimbap, kimchi cold noodles, kimchi fried rice, butter chicken, and the #2 or #3 from Cafe Rakka in Hendersonville, TN. I also do love a fresh donut from time to time and if I order a pizza, it has to have extra sauce. If I can put sriracha or franks on it, I probably will.