I didn’t pick up a camera at 7 and know that it was fate for me to be a photographer. I didn’t sit and dream about being a photographer as a teenager. The truth is that I didn’t really know the value of a photograph until I started having my own children. Yea, I took plenty of pictures before them and absolutely loved and enjoyed them (and still have most all of them to this day), but the true reason my passion for photography started was becoming a mother. I had no idea that my love of capturing my own babies would turn into a love of doing the same for others, yet, here I am! Now photography is an extension of who I am. It has given me the ability to freeze moments; to bottle up a feeling and save it for another day. My addiction to light and color lend themselves to my vibrant and emotive photographic style. I crave to capture raw and real moments between loved ones, detailed images of sweet baby features, and spunky or timid personalities of children.
My husband and children are the loves of my life. They are my tribe; the gatekeepers to my heart and the drive behind all that I do. My family is my greatest achievement. As a mama to four, I don’t have the option to take life too seriously. I’m a roll with the punches, fly by the seat of your pants, kind of gal. Which doesn’t always mix well with my introspective nature, but it works, somehow. I am a seeker of light, details, and adventure. I love a hard laugh, a long bath, and a good book. My favorite things to collect are moments. I love the mountains and belong to the trees. I’m a girl meant for summertime; long days, warm starry nights, and sunshine (oh, glorious sunshine!). I am empathetic to a fault. I am silly, playful, and love to dance.