My favorite subjects in elementary school were always art and reading. I never understood how — or if — that would play out in the ‘real world,’ until I started this venture.
I’ve been drawn to the camera since my parents first let me toy with their Nikon SLR, and I vividly remember when they first gifted me my own. Photography was always hobby — something I loved and dabbled in, taking classes here and there as I pursued my career, started my family, and figured out what I sought most in life.
Which was: Being with my family and using my camera. I relinquished my office job for mom clothes (hello, yoga pants!) and now I’m fully dedicated to my two passions. With the blog, I add narrative to my images… something I feel strongly about, since selective use of photographs in social media today can paint a different picture than reality. I want to add that honest perspective on parenthood, my thoughts as I release the camera shutter or reflect back on photos while editing.
Our five-year-old son is devilishly smart, has a beautiful — and highly entertaining — imagination, and always looks before he leaps. Our two-year-old daughter has absolutely no fear and makes my heart melt with her sweet, dive-bomb hugs. My amazing, driven, and supportive husband encourages me to pick up the camera more (and like our kids, has piercing blue eyes that are so photo-worthy). My Nikon D750 is always at my side.
My blog captures, through pictures and words, my study of children — observing and discovering the wonders of the world, discovering what they are capable of, and navigating all the emotions that come with that growth — and my study of photography — practicing, studying, and experimenting with the both camera and post-processing tools, to learn the art of portrait and lifestyle photography.
Check out blog posts about my kiddos and reflections parenthood, childhood, and managing the crazies and craziness here.
Family photo cred: Brook Robinson Photography