I’m a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I love taking photographs, reading books, being outside, cooking and eating delicious food. I love to explore new places, swim in the ocean, hike in the woods and learn new things. I believe beauty is found in the everyday and that there is magic in the seemingly mundane. I’m still working on who and what I want to be when I grow up and I try to believe that the best is yet to come.
When I was young I remember being fascinated by a set of black and white photography books on my parent’s bookshelf. They were slim volumes of the most famous images taken by iconic photographers and I looked at them over and over. The candid, documentary portraits were always the most fascinating: brief, disappearing moments of emotion and connection, immortalized and preserved in one click of the shutter. And it’s that freezing of time and emotional distillation that I hope to capture in my images.
Becoming a mother has fundamentally changed my life and my approach to photography. All of the oft-repeated adages about how time flies are true and I use my camera to pause it all, if only for a fraction of a second. While I absolutely want photographs that capture me and my family at our best, I also want them to be of our real experience. I want to remember our life right now in its imperfect glory and I want the photos that we have of this time to reflect the beauty of it, flaws and all. Hugs, kisses, smiles, laughter, tears and upset should all be preserved, I believe. And that’s the approach that I bring to photographing both my family and yours: no artifice, no matching outfits, no pretense, just real life and true emotion remembered.