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.
Oh, and also…
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. And if I’m being honest, I have to say I’m pretty happy about that.
That means I love spending time with people but I definitely need time alone to recharge my batteries.
I’m all for respecting our feelings (even the unpleasant ones), but isn’t life sweeter when we treat one another with kindness?
So I have lots of opportunities to try to live mindfully and foster 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.
Not particularly well, but still.
And I used to be an avid reader. But now that I have children, reading just makes me sleepy.
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.
I mean, there’s not much more to say about that. I just wanted you to know.
And I’m not above admitting that I’ve allowed my daughters to make entire meals out of them, either.
I know you love your kids so deeply it hurts, and I completely understand the frustration you feel when they push Every. Last. Button. I get it like nobody’s business. But you and I both know that hidden within the crazy are moments that are so wonderful that you think you might actually fall down and die from the sweetness.
I don’t have a ton of photos from my own childhood, so I’m a bit obsessive about making sure my daughters have visual stories of our family life to look back on someday.
If you have the same wish for your family, I’m pretty sure you won’t regret inviting me over.
Despite my husband’s protestations, we actually hire a photographer every year for our own photos, so I totally practice what I preach (and I feel you if you think your husband may protest, too).
I fully recognize the need to celebrate what’s authentic in the seemingly mundane. 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.
I mean, there’s definitely more to me than that, but this should give you a good idea of whether you think you might enjoy my company while I help you build your family’s visual legacy.
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