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Live Ardently

July 27, 2017


My vision as a family photographer is to celebrate what it means to be a family. By that, I mean really embracing all aspects of it for better or worse and artfully documenting it. This is why newborn sessions are my favorite. Thanks to the likes of sleep deprivation, they’re honest and humbling, yet still ooze of newness and love. Throw in a curious, precocious older sibling and things get very entertaining, but they juggled it all with laughter and lots of deep breaths.

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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