Hello and welcome.
I’m so glad you’re here, and excited at the potential for us to work together. If my work resonates with you I would love to get a session scheduled together and create beautiful photos of the people you love and cherish most.
I base my sessions on connecting to the kids first and foremost. They are the ones who want attention and to feel important and seen. This approach alone works wonders in getting them to cooperate and getting us great photos. As the parents, all you really need to do is smile and be playful with them. Don’t worry about me or what I might be thinking of you. I’m invested in getting you photos you love.
Why I’m Your Photographer & How I’m Different:
Building rapport with my clients is important me to and part of the process. I come to love them as friends and work with many families repeatedly, many annually, which is always the very best compliment, and in that experience, we get to know each other, the kids remember me, and look forward to our sessions together. I get to document their growing up! I don’t take that lightly. It’s a beautiful and super meaningful process.
I find what’s beautiful in YOU, I don’t try to make you into something I think is beautiful or trendy at the time. You are getting a very personalized form of art.
It’s unique to you and for you.
I am a mother. I am a step mother to a 20 year old and full time mother to a 15 and 11 year old. I know the intricate details of the experiences and feelings that come with motherhood very well. I will be able to have compassion for whatever shows up at the session. I assure you, I’ve been there too.
My business is built on mom-to-mom word of mouth referrals, so the foundation here is a strong one.
What to Expect:
A child-focused photography session aimed to be stress-free and fun. Some may forget we’re taking pictures! (Yes, even the husbands!) With a background in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Counseling Psychology, I know all of the tricks to get those beautiful, candid photos you dream about. I approach every session lightheartedly, adding in silliness, which ironically captures the most meaningful photos. This approach allows everyone to relax, revealing natural, genuine smiles and the intricate details of each child’s unique personality.
How I became a Family Photographer:
I have always loved children and photography, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I found my passion for merging the two together. As a new stay-at-home mom, I was humbled by how quickly time was passing and my daughter was changing. There were so many times in motherhood where I wished my eyes could photograph a unique expression or special moment so I could hold on to it forever. This heartache of not wanting to forget or miss a moment is what ultimately led me to pick up my camera again (which was a fixture on my hip in high school where I learned how to shoot and develop my own film).
More than anything, I’m passionate about the relationships I create with the families I am lucky enough to photograph. I am a huge believer in kindness and that any one person is just as important as any other. I love how children are like little sponges, intricately learning about the world through us. I admire how present children are and how they each exist in their own little, unique world. I have an innate ability to tap into each child’s world (emotionally and playfully) and immerse myself in it. It’s my secret to keeping family sessions easy, fun, and stress-free while at the same time creating meaningful portraits of your family you will cherish for a lifetime.
The location of your shoot will not only reflect your personality as a family, but it will set the tone and mood of the photos I create for you. I can suggest a location to you, but feel free to let me know if there’s a place that’s sentimental to your little family!
Dressing your family doesn’t have to be stressful. For a timeless, fine art photography look stick to soft, neutrals. Garments that are minimal in look, comfortable, and make you feel confident will allow the emotional dynamic of your family to shine.
Details help weave memories together. These images quickly become favorites as they’re packed with all the things you marvel at & hope you never forget— like how tiny those hands really are.