I am married to my best friend and mom to two amazing daughters, ages 9 and 11. I got my first DSLR camera when my youngest was a baby, and quickly became obsessed with learning more about photography. More than anything, I fell in love with the art of storytelling through photographs. I love documenting the little moments of my children's lives and who they are right now. There is something about being a quiet observer, through the lens of the camera, that makes me feel alive. When I’m with my camera, that’s when I feel the most connected to the moment. I see things in a way that I normally wouldn’t, noticing every detail and seeing the beauty of every day life.
My style is very candid and natural. I love capturing children and families in a way that shows their true personalities. I am not drawn to perfectly posed shots of families smiling at the camera (though I try to capture a few of these at each session). What speaks to me is photographs of families interacting with each other and being real. I FEEL something when I've captured a mother lovingly admiring her newborn, or a joyful toddler giggling at me. For me, photographs are about feelings and taking you back to that moment. So I have developed my style around the idea of capturing these moments and feelings.
I prefer children (and parents) to have fun and be carefree at our photo shoots....often thinking of them more like playdates than photo sessions. I believe that the memory associated with family photos should be a fun one, and not a memory of a stressful experience. To me, creating a pleasant experience is just as important as the final product.
I do not rush sessions, nor do I care for "Mini" sessions. I want to get to know your family and capture their real personalities. I do not expect little ones to stand in one place in forced poses and smile at the camera. Instead, we will run, jump and play and create wonderful memories of this time with your family.
I encourage you to forget that I am there, and be mindful of the joy that comes from being with your family. I hope to capture that joy when you aren’t looking.
I would love to book a portrait session with your family. I believe it is so important to capture these moments together, so please do not wait. I want the process to be as easy for you as possible from start to finish. I strive to provide a low-stress family portrait experience that feels like a fun outing with the family creating memories. Book your session now with my easy online scheduling calendar.