Thanks so much for stopping by to take a little look around my “happy place” as I like to call it. If you appreciate photography and the relationships it captures just as much as I do, I think you’ll enjoy what I have to share with you as you look around my galleries.
First and foremost, I am a wife to a wonderful husband, I am a mom to two beautiful children, and my right arm seems to have grown an appendage in the likes of a camera. I am so lucky to be able to be with my children as they are young and growing. I am a school psychologist by profession but have been a “24/7” mom for the last few years since my daughter was born. I’ve always loved children and am so lucky to be able to spend so much time with my own at the moment. Running around with them each day, and witnessing so many priceless moments, has thrust me into becoming a photo-snapping fiend (much to the dismay of my wee ones at times!). Besides my love affair with my family, I have hence developed a love affair with photography.
I have enjoyed photography…as is often stated, “ever since I was young.” Back then, I sadly admit that my photo snapping moments were fewer and farther between because I was often too lazy to drag out that camera and actually snap (ah, those teenage years)! I HAVE always had a love for images…whether the photography was my own or that of others. I love the stories that one face can tell when you freeze it in that instant. I love how light plays with the camera and can create amazing things that are beyond what we see with our eyes. I love how you can see a whole story between people without having to hear it.
Photography tells a story…and I am always up for “reading” it.
As is the case with many people, my motivation for dragging that camera out of the bag came when I had children myself. I know, you’re thinking…”ah, she’s a mom-tog.” Yes, I would definately place myself category for sure. What being a mom-tog has taught me…is to stop and see the little things in a moment. Yes, love to capture the cute pictures of my kids terribly exaggerating “cheeeeeeeeese” at my lens. BUT, I’ve found that I have learned so much about my kids by sitting back and just observing. I simply watch, listen, and try to catch the moments that I know I’d love to still have when they are grown. That’s what I love to do, and I am very honored that others allow me to capture some of their special moments as well.
Photography is a job, but it’s about relationships…not only within families themselves…but in the relationships that I get to develop with clients. That’s what makes this job the most rewarding (well, that and the steady stream of cuteness that comes my way).