I was being watched. I could feel it. Some times it was so subtle that I felt I was just by chance in their line of sight. A casual 'hi' as I passed by. Looking me directly in the eye when I asked a question.
But other times, the pullof their grazes was so strong, I had to learn to no turn and seek them out. The glances would make my heart beat fast and made me want to run for cover.Read More
During busy season I live with a camera in my hand 90% of the time. And when it really gets busy I have struggled with balancing managing my business, being present with my family and maintaining my own self-care to keep my creative eye refreshed. To keep my life some what sane I would inevitably, put my camera up on a shelf when I got home.
That meant I stopped photographing my boys for rough for 7-8 months of the year.Read More
2016. You were a year. And most years I would do my typical recap of my year showing my best of the best photos of 2016. And maybe eventually, I'll do that. But this year I want just want to show memories that filled me with gratitude, that kept me motivated and ultimately kept me centered.Read More
Yep, that's right, you didn't misread the title to this blog. I, your photographer, will not ask your kids to smile. I know it sounds like I am going to fail at capturing your family moments, but trust me, I won't. Because here is what I will do.Read More
I love relationships. It is the aspect of being family photographer I enjoy the mos and tell the story of the bonds when a new baby arrives to a family who has already has a child out of toddlerhood you can find the sweet moments of a child growing up right before your eyes.Read More
I am knee deep in editing Mommy & Me session images and I needed to take a moment to pause and tell you all something:
Your in-between moments are beautiful, heart-warming, and oh so meaningful.Read More
Back in 2012 when I was a fresh-behind-the-ears photographer, the image below solidified my decision to include a black and white copy of all the images I presented to my clients in their gallery. It was one of my first in-home newborn sessions and this little one was not a huge fan of being wrapped up tight and I was too nervous about safely capturing him to even begin to thinking about doing composites.Read More
You can always bet if I am writing a post about a senior session, some where in that post I will be talking about confidence. It's not that I want to inflate their egos, but I am huge believer in self-confidence, in owning your skills and abilities and loving what makes you unique, strong and WORTHY of self love.Read More