I have a love affair with photographs. Looking through old albums at my grandmother’s house is one of my favorite things to do. As I thumb through the treasured memories of my family, I find that I’m always drawn to the same images:
My mother holding my hand as we leap over ocean waves
My father propping me up on his lap so my little hands could proudly reach the steering wheel
My grandparents, young and in love, gazing at each other in a private moment
Those are the images that speak to me.
When I photograph a family, I strive to capture the little things that may otherwise float away. The beauty of a round pregnant belly, a newborn’s sleepy perfection, a toddler’s mischievous grin, the spontaneous laughter between siblings – these are the moments that bring photographs to life. They tell a story. They make you feel. When you look back at your own photographs, it is likely not the overly posed “say cheese” photos that touch your heart. It is a moment or relationship captured forever in still life.
Smitten with children, I’m drawn to photographing them because I believe we have a special connection. I often joke that my secret is playing half child psychologist and a half artist, but it’s true. Once you gain a child’s trust, their spirit will shine through in photographs. Browse my gallery and you will see what I mean.
I invite you to read what some of my clients had to say about their experiences as I captured their memories.