As a mother myself, I recognize the need to capture not just portraits, but real life, real moments and the joy that is truly living. When you look back at these images in 20 years, I want the photo to take you back to that exact moment!
I have been photographing newborns, children, families and seniors since 2012, and love every second of it. One of my own biggest regrets as a mama, is not having professional newborn photos taken of my own kids I have precious few decent photos of my own sons when they were teeny and curled, please learn from my mistake. That newborn phase slips away so quickly, it’s often gone before you know it — over in a matter of days. Childhood is passes so quickly, as our elders always tell us, life moves quicker when you have kids....and it does. My goal with newborns is to capture the tiny face of your newest family member in a way that it will never be again: brand new. With children to capture those quirks, those big huge belly laughs, their curiosity, the way they snuggle you, and all the details that are lost in time if they aren't captured by a pro to remember. In families, the way you interact and LOVE each other in the best way you know.
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
— andy warhol
Sometimes in the day to day of being a mom, I think about all these memories that we make and how important it is for someone outside of your family (or self in most cases, lets be honest) to capture these memories. That little scrunched up nose he makes when you kiss him at age 7, the Eskimo kisses he’ll only ask for for a few more years, how she sticks her tongue out when she smiles….this week, how when he meets someone new all he wants to do is snuggle up in mama’s neck…..THESE….these and so many more are the moments I as a parent want to remember, and we can’t capture those of ourselves and if we are capturing them of our own kids….are they heirloom professional quality images we can cherish forever?!? This is my life purpose to capture these moments for other parents in a way that you will be able to cherish for more than lifetime and for generations to remember.