I’m a wife of one, momma of two and crazy lover of sunsets. Seriously, I don’t even schedule sessions anytime but sunset—well, or sunrise, but for some reason people hardly every take me up on that 6am meeting time. ;-)
Random fact: I actually started this photography journey without ever intending to. I had a mom blog, not the latest trends and food kind, but words of encouragement to other mommas in the trenches of life with littles. After a couple of my writings went “viral” on social media I decided I wanted better photos of my kids to go with the words, and so I learned the in and outs of my little camera and shot them day and night like a mad woman. Shortly after we moved to Cali and on some crazy whim I decided I would start photographing families… I wasn’t very good! I slept little and studied everything I could get my hands on. Honestly, I was never naturally talented at this—at all. I don’t have an eye for creative composition or technicals. I draw stick people with my kids and my home would come in very last place at better homes and gardens. 🙈But although I have spent the hours teaching myself the technicals, I didn’t choose photography for fancy crops or angles. I choose it because of that Mom blog. That driving passion to show families how beautiful their life really is. To see the love and passion, the joy and safety their children feel when together. I think we often are embarrassed to admit how hard it all is sometimes. The stresses and fears, the nonexistent work/play balance, the forever wondering if we’re enough... But we are. You are. And to show you this. To show you that in the middle of the wonderings and wanderings you are doing something right. Well, that is why I still choose photography. Because every family deserves to have their story seen.