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. I vividly remember when they first gifted me my own. Photography was always hobby — something I loved and dabbled in, taking classes and shooting while I pursued my career, started my family, and figured out what I sought most in life.
Which was: Being with my family and behind the camera. I relinquished my office job for mom clothes (hello, yoga pants!) and now I’m fully dedicated to my two passions.
I love working with families to capture their life as they know it. Sessions are lighthearted and fun — I encourage families to just be their authentic selves while I snap away. I know parenting is hard and childhood is chaotic and messy. My job is to make them pause, clear the clutter, be in the moment, and capture that. The result is honest, beautiful, and invaluable — we’re all told all too often that these early days are fleeting.
On my blog, I add narrative to the 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 insights as I reflect back on photos while editing.
And my family? Our six-year-old son is devilishly smart, has a beautiful imagination, and always looks before he leaps. Our three-year-old daughter has absolutely no fear, gives the best dive-bomb hugs, and is the most likely to trip and skin her knee but quickly rebound with “I’m OK!!”. Our newest addition is as sweet and chill as a third child should be. 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.
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