Poetic Newborn: The In-home Newborn Photography Experience
Friday - 10:00 am
My children lead me to photography. Now, I’m sure you hear that a lot. Mom picks up a camera, wants to document her children and then becomes a professional and the rest is history. Mine wasn’t quite like that. You see, I became a mother at a young age. I thought I had it all - a home, a husband, some kids, and that white picket fence. However, I lost a little bit of myself in all this. I rushed my life, I wanted to beat time. I was in a race against myself. The only way I felt stability, was to literally slow down, look, listen and feel. I found a tool to help me do that. It was my camera, and still is my portal to feeling grounded, and in control. I needed to take back some control, that I had so easily given up in my race against time.
I AM DEEPLY PASSIONATE ABOUT
Teaching, and honing the desires and drive of up and coming photographers. I find myself squealing with excitement over watching my students grow and evolve. There is always a tremendous amount of personal growth when they grow as artists, and to think I helped that journey in some way gives me alllllll the feels. When I step back from teaching, and just shoot, meeting all different kinds of family, and then documenting their unique dynamic creates an extension of a piece of me I never knew existed. Can’t quite put it into words. I am just reminded that life is glorious.
I CAN'T GO A DAY WITHOUT
Coffee. If I had some sort of medical exam that required me not to have coffee prior, I would have to forego that exam. Can not even think about a day without coffee. This question is actually giving me anxiety…
AS SEEN IN
I have been featured by Lemonade & Lenses, Mozi Magazine, I Heart faces, and Let the Kids. I was published in Mozi Magazine’s 2014 child/family issue (print and digital), as well as in Womenswear Daily Magazine.
ONE THING I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN
Is let someone else define me. I spent a lot of time letting other people dictate who I am, and what path I’m “supposed” to go down. Never again.