I’m a cheese eater, a tea drinker, a Netflix watcher, and on occasion, when I'm not too tired from parenting, a reader of books.
And here's the important thing:
I hope to leave the world a little bit sweeter than how I found it. I want to play a hand in showing you the true legacy of your life — your real, authentic, everyday life — so that you can see the inherent, unique beauty in your corner of the world.
And now, for some totally random facts.
I make pictures.
I came to photography later in life, but I’m pretty sure that if I’d started any sooner, I wouldn’t make the pictures that I make today.
I’m an extroverted introvert.
That means I love spending time with people but I definitely need time alone to recharge my batteries.
I believe in the power of “please” and “thank you.”
I’m all for respecting our feelings (even the unpleasant ones), but life is just sweeter when we treat one another with kindness.
I’m the mother of two rebel girls.
So I have loads of opportunities to foster mindfulness and patience and calm amid the chaos. But as anyone with a pulse knows, some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug.
I sing and dance a little every day.
Not particularly well, but still.
I’m a pretty good Scrabble player.
And I LOVE a good book. I used to be a prolific reader, but now that I have children, reading just makes me sleepy.
I have a master’s degree in social work.
One of the tenets of social work practice is to meet clients where they are. Rather than trying to change or direct them, social workers aim to recognize and respect the space and the reality of others. This has absolutely carried over into my work as a family photographer. My hope is to show you the beauty of your everyday life, which — let’s thank those lucky stars — is so wonderfully different from anyone else’s everyday life.
Your reality may not be something you’ve ever considered to be “photo-worthy,” but if you like my work, my guess is you might just love seeing your simple, complicated life through my lens.
“The Golden Girls” may be the best sitcom ever to air on television.
I mean, there’s not much more to say about that. I just wanted you to know.
I love french fries.
I mean, I loooooove them. And I’m not above admitting that I’ve allowed my daughters to make entire meals out of them, either.
I don’t drink alcohol.
I know, right? I mean, I used to. But in my old age, I’ve found that my life is simply better without it.
I hire a photographer for my own family at least once per year.
I totally practice what I preach. I fully recognize the need to celebrate what’s authentic in the seemingly mundane, even in my own life. And I absolutely and completely believe that — in the end — it's all good, it's all beautiful, and it's everything that it's supposed to be.
So that’s me.
This list is far from exhaustive, but it should give you an idea of whether you think you might enjoy my company while I help you build your family’s visual legacy.