Hi there, I'm Vern!

I'm so stoked you somehow found yourself on my website. Photography, blogging, and design are all things I'm extremely passionate about, and I'm so blessed that I get to share my passions with the world. I'll try to keep this as short as possible, because I tend to babble, and I'm sure you aren't interested in reading my entire autobiography. 

let's talk about me

I currently attend the University of Central Florida with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies where I study communications, art, theatre, and hospitality. 

I live in Vero Beach, Florida but half of my heart is still in Orlando (due to school, my boyfriend, my cat, and Disney World).

My love for cameras developed as a child while filming with my dad's video camera. My first camera was an emerald green point-and-shoot that I bought at Walmart with my birthday money. I enjoyed taking pictures of grass in my front yard.

Film was my first love, and theatre was a close second. Photography ultimately won me over so now we're in a committed relationship - practically married.

I may or may not be addicted to coffee (but let's just say I drink 3+ cups a day). 

My "day job" consists of watching two incredibly cute but sassy children - my niece and nephew.

I love being my own boss. I run Photography by Vern (my photography and video business), Wind & Strand Co. (a collaborative, online marketplace), and Daisy Jar (a girls blog).

After graduation, I hope to work with a variety of brands for product advertisements and, of course, continue photographing people and sharing their stories.

My favorite show is Parks and Recreation, but I am currently obsessing over Supergirl, Jane the Virgin, and (JUDGE ME, YOLO) Keeping Up With the Kardashians. 

I am a huge advocate of living everyday to the fullest, finding a bright side to every negative situation, and prayer.

let's talk about you

Anyways, that's enough about me. I'd love to learn more about you - hopefully a future client, collaborator, and friend. Please feel free to contact me about anything or just to say hi!