Boy, life sure does fly by. When I was small, I remember the days, the weeks and even the years feeling longer then they do now. As I have gotten older, I find myself saying I can’t believe it’s already (insert date here) But here it is….
I am so blessed my parents took a lot of photos of my siblings and me growing up. There are quite a lot of hands over the shoulders, grinning at the camera shots but my favorite photographs are the ones when we were unaware of the camera. The photograph of my youngest brother Thomas’s head in my father’s lap as my Dad balanced the checkbook. The one of my brother Benjamin and my brother Nathaniel sitting on the edge of the driveway playing with their matchbox cars. The one of me reading to my younger sister both freshly out of the tub and in our PJs. I love looking through those old photos and remembering these quiet moments in time. I’m so incredibly close to my family. These precious images are our visual history and I hold them dearer to me than any other material possession.
I believe where my photography has its roots in wanting to freeze a moment longer. I want you to have a visual moment and remember how tiny your newborn is, your three-year-olds giggle-smile or those precious days before your teenager heads out the door in pursuit of their dreams.
I am not interested in capturing the perfect, formal portrait. I want to capture the not so perfect; the come as you are, in whatever state you’re in moments. It is my hope to capture this time in your life and your family, well, just bring your family. Every family is different and quirky and amazing.
I want to capture a “remember when” moment for you.
About me in a nutshell (who's the nut?)
I grew up in a ruthlessly funny, take-no-prisoners blended family. We did not have a lot of money but we had a lot of laughter. Is it one of the greatest gifts I could have been given. If one could imagine the Griswald family marrying into the Von Trapp family, well, that's my family. My ability to keep my calm and my sense of humor in stressful situations I attribute to being the eldest of five siblings.
When I'm not out capturing images, I am part of an improvisation theater group that meets to "rehearse" weekly. Improv has taught me so much about being in the moment and about trust: trusting myself and my scene partners. I love to cross country ski in the winter with my husband and my Siberian husky, Lily. In the summer I can be found in my garden.