In a world filled with to much social media telling us who we are meant to be and how we should look - I’ve found it discouraging. I whole heartedly believe that we are each on our paths and each have a story - each story is so important to tell and each story deserves to be documented. If we keep trying to be the people we aren’t - we aren’t leaving our legacy.
I lost my parents in my twenties - and it didn’t take me long to realize how the photos of their truth would be the ones I would cherish forever. My most favorite is one of my mom in her paint clothes *thats what she did, painted the interior of houses* and holding her coffee cup the way she always did. Her legs were crossed and she was surrounded by the place she loved most - her home. It speaks volumes about who she TRULY was, and where you would find her on the daily. These are the images I will and do share with my kids. It won’t be the ones where my family and I belong in awkward family photos - where we are all wearing clothing we never wore. It wont be the ones where our truth wasn’t fully told - but the ones that spark memories and life.
What to expect at your shoot: whether it be a wedding or a family, you need someone who believes in you. I promise I will see beauty, and I will capture it. I’ll ask you questions and I’ll ask you to be yourself. I want to capture you and no one else. I know that there is beauty in every story. It’s time we start showing it. And believing that we are enough to have our photos taken.