Family Photos

Big Hearts

March 7, 2017


I have to admit that I was pretty nervous approaching this shoot knowing that there would be four boys-three of which are full-fledged teenagers. Why, they’re going to be bigger than me! It turned out that I had nothing to worry about. Their hearts were in proportion to their height and they were probably one of the sweetest boys that I’ve ever come across. They didn’t even complain about the frigid waters that I tried to pass as ‘warm and tropical’. Everyone was just full to the brim with love that it’s impossible to leave their company without feeling inspired and hopeful for the next generation to come.

About Me

Real life is more than pretty pictures.
The beauty is in the journey, and it's absolutely
worth documenting all of it. 

I’m captivated by people and always have been; my B.S. is in anthropology. Early on, I appointed myself the family documentarian, carefully recording milestones and travels and learning along the way how much I love visual storytelling. I picked up my first professional camera when my daughter was born, knowing those early years with her were precious and full of changes. A photographer friend’s encouragement soon led me to make photography my career. Today, after many years and proud accomplishments, my passion for it only grows.

I can’t imagine doing anything else.       


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