Passionate creator. Eternal student. Obsessive perfectionist.

Chances are, you're here because you have an incredibly exciting story to tell - the love of your life just asked you to be their forever, or your first child is a few months away from being born. Or, you just have an incredibly full and beautiful life, and you want to capture every possible moment of it. Either way, you want someone that you can trust to create those images for you. Someone who knows how to connect with you, and bring out the version of you that you want to have captured.

ABOUT Me

I'm here to tell your story, the way you want to remember it.

I've been a storytellers for as long as I can remember, and to me, storytelling has always been a matter of connecting with your subject enough to really be able to tell the story that they want to share with the world. I was never the best at imagining fanciful tales, because I feel like the things that are most meaningful are always based in what's real - because what is more beautiful than the best and most special parts of real life? I had a pretty special story lead me to where I am in business today, please click below if you want to hear the whole thing, but what I've seen to be true time and time again is that the long-lasting and real power of photography is the ability to capture true and meaningful memories. I hope you'll let me capture yours.

Everyone has a story. Here's more of mine.

the journey that brought me here

When people ask me how I got started in photography, I never feel like I have a great answer, because I feel like I have been living and breathing photography for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, I would play kitchen just outside of my mom's darkroom as she developed her film. For my sixteenth birthday, I was given a little Canon point-and-shoot, and immediately became completely attached to it. I would take it everywhere with me and spent my lunch break at school taking portraits of my friends, which quickly led to shooting and developing film for practice and for fun. It didn't take long before I became the assistant to the sports photographer at my high school, and spent my weekends and evenings photographing any event possible. From there, it was an easy decision to apply to one of the top art schools in the country - I spent my entire junior year of high school constantly revising my portfolio, through every class. Going to art school, I was sure, was what I needed to launch this career that I already loved. However, as soon as I arrived on MICA's urban campus, I knew it wasn't going to be that for me. I instantly got frustrated with the idea of "learning art" - art was something to be practiced, studied yes, but also was too personal to learn from a book. I do strongly believe in constantly perfecting your craft; however, I quickly found that I don't agree with anyone else telling you what exactly your craft was. I earned my first ever D in my freshman Photography class, where my professor told me that my work was somewhere between fashion photography and documentary photography, and that I wouldn't get anywhere without deciding which one I wanted to go with. Well, ten years later, and it turns out that one of the biggest strengths in my work is being able to seamlessly marry the two.

As soon as I realized that art school wasn't for me, I began to look for other options. I knew that, eventually, I wanted to go back to school, but before doing so I wanted to learn about the world outside the bubble I had always know. The summer after my freshman year, I was given the opportunity to fly to Russia and spend a month photographing for a non-profit, helping them raise funds and awareness for handicapped orphanages in the northern region. Once I got home from that trip, I felt like I had found something that set my soul on fire, and shortly after I bought a one way ticket to Uganda. During my time living on a mission base in Uganda, I got to to capture the most beautiful stories from the most inspiring and beautiful people I've met in my life. I got to travel around eastern Africa, hearing stories and documenting everything I saw, walking barefoot down miles and miles of dusty red roads, and reading Hemingway by the mouth of the Nile. It was the most magical time in my life, and while a huge part of me wanted to tear up my passport and never come home, the other part of me knew that there was still more to do. After a year and some change of living in a small Ugandan village, I came back home with incredible memories, and a deeply set passion for hearing and telling stories.

Once I got back, through a whirlwind of different paths and decisions, I found myself as a photographer for the local Lululemon store, where I got to learn about what truly created an unshakable brand, and how many different elements went into telling a strong story. After a few amazing years working with and learning from them, I knew it was time to break out on my own. In the six years that I've owned my photography business full time, I've gotten to experience and learn more than I ever could have dreamed - I've traveled through Europe, South America, and even back to Africa a few times. I've gotten to learn from and shoot with some incredible industry leaders. I've gotten to hone and perfect and love and celebrate my craft in ways that I never could have dreamed, and I've gotten to tell the stories of the most loving, joy-filled, and awe-inspiring people along the way. 

I truly cannot imagine loving what I do any more, and I work hard to make that contagious passion shine through in every single image I create. I hope to be able to bring it to your story as well.

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

You can find me

Walking my Dogs

enneagram type

Type 3

every day breakfast

Avocado Toast

Drink of choice

Mezcal Margarita

favorite show

Madam Secretary

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Blake Lively

guilty pleasure

Fancy Shoes

take my money

Lululemon

Could Eat Every day

Truffle Mac & Cheese

listening to

The National

Favorite city

Washington, DC

Favorite book

The Great Gatsby

FAVORITE SHOW

Madam Secretary

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Blake Lively

COULD EAT EVERY DAY

Truffle Mac & Cheese

listening to

The National

guilty pleasure

Expensive Shoes

take my money

Lululemon

FAVORITE BOOK

Harry Potter

FAVORITE CITY

Washington, DC

This is my business partner. She's a cutie.

I have three dogs, but this little girl is the spark in my heart. Whether I'm editing your photos or answering your email, she's most likely laying on the floor right next to me.

A FEW MORE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: 

I drink a lot of coffee.

But had never had a sip of it before the last year. Now I function on a four shots of espresso daily minimum. 

A FEW MORE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: 

And also a lot of red wine.

Typically while sitting at my desk. Always out of a fancy wine glass that I internet stalked after binge watching the show Scandal.

A FEW MORE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: 

"Lindley really isn’t just a photographer—she is a storyteller. "

It’s not often that a photograph captures your memory, but when we opened our wedding photos we were flooded with emotions. Not only did we love the way we looked, but she flawlessly caught all of those small, intimate moments that remind you of just how special your day was. Lindley knows how to find the perfect balance of portraits & candid moments. She also is the kindest & most fun human. Our families LOVED working with her & she felt more like a guest than a vendor (but super professional obviously!). We will look back on all of our photos (both engagement and wedding) and remember not just how we looked but the pure joy we felt.

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