From the moment you meet your baby for the first time, your life will change forever. Love you didn’t even know you were capable of possessing will take over every square inch of your heart. Even parents who already have other children will wonder how they are ever going to love this child as much. This phenomenon is amazing, and even with your second, third, or fourth, your breath will be taken away, your chest overcome with emotion.
“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
When my babies were born, I wished the fresh, newness could last forever. I feel like I’ve only blinked, and now my oldest is starting Kindergarten. One day, all too soon, my boys will be tweens with deep voices and awkward growth spurts. One day they will drive a car, go off to college, get married. I am excited to see what kind of men they become, but right now? I want them to stay little. I am afraid of forgetting the silly imaginary friends, the loose teeth, the determination as they build forts out of my couch cushions.
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
When I photograph you and your family, my goal will to be memorialize the little moments and details you might have otherwise forgotten years from now… The chubby little dimples on your newborn, the mischievous little grin your son has perfected, the fanciful imagination your daughter acts out, the secret look shared between you and your significant other. The smirks, the giggles, and yes… even the grumpies. This is real. This is Now. How will you remember Now in 10, 20, or 50 years? I don’t plan on giving you snapshots. I want to give you memories you can see and feel.
I am a wife to an amazing man, mother to 2 adorable little monsters, and a follower of Christ. I believe a PB&J cut into triangles tastes better than squares. I also believe that mustard is for hot dogs, ketchup is for french fries, and hamburgers get the mayo (this is not a guideline… it is a rule). I can’t dance… not even a little bit… but my kids still think I throw the most awesome-est dance parties in our kitchen :). I have a bad habit when it comes to the ellipsis… I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and am currently work on an as- needed basis on a level 1 trauma intensive care unit. I have loved taking pictures of my oldest son from day one… constantly… on my iPhone. Shortly before my second son was born, I started realizing that I could capture snippets in time, but I wanted to learn how to capture emotion and memories. I set out to do just that, and now I can’t help it! I want to show everyone what I see when I look through my lens. Thanks for stopping by! Browse around my portfolio and information tabs, drop me a note, and I hope to meet you soon!