Summer 2014 you were so good to me.
If you like Free People and hanging out in a forest, you and I will get along just fine!! I had a blast even if I ruined my favorite boots… this session was so worth it!
*** I am catching up on my senior sessions this week! Check back soon
There isn’t much in this life more cherished than the relationship between a mother and her daughter… I’m so glad I spent the day with these 2. And don’t even get me started on the red hair…. LOVE!
Forgive me… this post might be lengthy and bit wordy. I fell in love with photography documenting my own kids’ childhood. Their innocence and expressions… all the of milestones are just. so. beautiful. Seriously, I find something lovely every single day. I am thankful that I can document all these amazing moments. Don’t get me wrong, life is still hard. Raising 3 kids with incredibly different personalities can be ugly at times. It’s hard, and I fail all the time. As long as I am getting better every day– I don’t beat myself up too much. At least I try not to…
I don’t have many photos from my own childhood (long story there) so seeing my life with my kids in photographs just gets me. I get sooooo emotional! I pursue this art for myself– not for adoration, fame, money, or any of the other things that we can get caught up in as artists. It’s a daily decision to keep my focus on the art. I may never be published or travel worldwide as a celebrity photographer. I may not have thousands of likes or followers on social media— and that’s okay! We get wayyyyy caught in up all that– chasing fame, rather than being grateful and passionate about the art itself… we can start to assign our value and worth to our social media presence (or lack thereof). The ultimate creativity killer! The industry is loaded with talent– I’m just grateful to be part of it. I remind myself daily why I do what I do. Perhaps not having anything tangible from my own childhood has been my creative force. Whatever the case may be, I’m glad to be able to document my life, as well as have opportunities to share this art with other families.
Photography to me is storytelling… that is where you see how beautiful your life is! A photo is meant to capture emotion. I want you to see the joy I see in a moment. This family is so incredibly beautiful… I just love spending time with them!!